MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 13, 2017
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus led the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.
III. ROLL CALL:
City Clerk Stiegemeier called roll with the following persons
ATTENDING: Councilmembers Rich Garde, Bill Boster, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
NOT ATTENDING: Alderwoman Maria Bodner, Aldermen Rick Johnson, Chad Plenske, Herb Sievers and City Treasurer Cindy Pirok.
Motion by Garde, seconded by Scanzoni to suspend regular order of business to address Resolution #2017-19. Ayes: Garde, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Johnson, Sievers, Plenske. Motion carried.
Motion by Garde, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2017-19 A Resolution Making Legislative Findings And Declaring The Ward 2 Aldermanic Seat Of Alderman Sievers Abandoned And Vacant. Ayes: Garde, Boster, Scanzoni, Neuhaus. Nayes: Pritchett. Absent: Bodner, Johnson, Sievers, Plenske. Motion carried 4 Ayes; 1 Naye.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Garde moved, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 10/23/2017
Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$4,705.74
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$25.00
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$19,286.55
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,804.40
State of Illinois Forfeited Funds (Asset Forfeiture)--$650.00
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,355.09
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$51,787.04
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,412.16
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$70.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$82.40
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$60.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$20.00
November 13, 2017
Business Licenses Issued
Down Home Restaurant
Le Sheep Café’
Concordia Hall, Inc. (Raffle License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Garde, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni.
ABSENT: Bodner, Johnson, Plenske.
Motion declared carried.
The Illinois Department of Public Health awarded a Certificate of Commendation to the Staunton Water Department in recognition of achieving the highest standard of
compliance in accordance with the Illinois Fluoridation Act.
Received a letter from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce requesting the City of
Staunton to pay $840.00 for the trolley for Snack with Santa on December 2, 2017. They are also asking for the City to pay the cost of the community Christmas Tree, with the cost of the tree being $340.00. Their final request is to close Main Street on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 3:30 to 9:00 P.M. from Edwardsville to Laurel Street for the Holiday Walk.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Investments recently cashed in at First National Bank:
Reserve Fund--$150,000.00 plus $1,472.49 interest
Bond/Interest Fund--$100,000.00 plus $981.65 interest
Investments recently purchased at Bank of Springfield for 13 months at 1.30%