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 27, 2017
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 27, 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 Maria Bodner, Rich Garde, Rick Johnson, Bill Boster, Chad Plenske, 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.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Bodner to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 11/13/2017
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$45.00
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,390.67
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$8,958.46
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$10,724.90
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$30,437.00
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$193.90
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$17,910.01
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$166,435.23
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes—Library)--$21,349.29
Macoupin County Treasurer(TIF 1 Revenue)--$7,861.39
Macoupin County Treasurer (TIF 2 Revenue)--$19,033.39
Prairietown Feed Service (Farm Income)--$854.89
William Borgini (Any Department)
November 27, 2017
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.
Motion declared carried.
Received an e-mail from Zion Lutheran Church requesting no parking on the north side of Henry Street from Elm to Wood Street on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. for their Live Nativity. They are also asking to use nine barricades.
Received a letter from Staunton Public Librarian Julie Jarman informing the City that
they will be doing some remodeling in the children’s library. Walls will be repainted
and carpet will be replaced with all expenses being paid by the library.
Received a letter from State of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner asking the City of
Staunton to host an Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony to kick off the 365
day celebration for the state’s 200th birthday. The Ceremony will be on Monday,
December 4 at Noon. Enclosed with the letter was a complimentary Illinois Bicentennial Flag to be used at the event. There is also a request for the City to pass a Resolution in Support of Illinois Bicentennial Celebrations. The Resolution is attached and will be approved during the Judiciary Committee report.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Motion by Bodner, seconded by Pritchett to approve Zion Lutheran Church’s request to have no parking on the north side of Henry Street from Elm to Wood Street on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. for their Live Nativity. Ayes: Johnson, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –
Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Boster to pay Invoice #8683 to Hap Industries, Inc. (Christmas Décor Systems) for Main Street Christmas decorations in the amount of $3,372.50. Ayes: Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to approve Christmas bonuses to City Employees as follows:
$50.00 to Department Heads