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City Council Meeting Minutes--November 27, 2017

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:

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 11/13/2017

Executive Session—11/13/2017

Collector’s Report

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

Applications

William Borgini (Any Department)

Claims

November 27, 2017

Business Licenses Issued

Roll Call Vote

AYES: Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

ABSTAIN: Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

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.

FINANCE–

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to approve Christmas bonuses to City Employees as follows:

$50.00 to Department Heads

$35.00 to Full Time Employees

$20.00 to Part Time Employees with more than 250 hours per year

Ayes: Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson. Nayes: None.

Absent: None. Motion carried.

UTILITIES-

Motion by Boster, seconded by Garde to accept bid to install furnace at water treatment plant. Ayes: Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Boster, seconded by Pritchett to accept bid for electric panel replacement at the south water tower. Ayes: Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

STREET-

Nothing to report.

PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.

TOURISM –

Nothing to report.

PERSONNEL –

Nothing to report.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

1st reading of Ordinance #1916 Increasing Minimum Bid Amounts For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes:

1st reading of Ordinance #1917 Authorizing The Levy And Collection Of Taxes

For The Corporate And Municipal Purposes Of The City Of Staunton, Macoupin

County, Illinois, For The Fisacl Year Beginning May 1, 2017 And Ending April

30, 2018

1st reading of Ordinance #1918 Granting A Zoning Variance For Property Located

At 311 East Sixth Street, Staunton, Illinois

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1919 Creating Traffic Flow And Speed Restrictions. Ayes: Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to approve Ordinance #1919 Creating Traffic Flow And Speed Restrictions. Ayes: Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1920 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Salvation Army At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (December 9 & 16, 2017). Ayes: Garde, Johnson, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1920 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Salvation Army At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (December 9 & 16, 2017). Ayes: Johnson, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2017-20 A Resolution In Support Of Illinois Bicentennial Celebrations. Ayes: Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.

XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Mayor Neuhaus has been contacted by the Staunton Fire Department and the county S.W.A.T. Team, requesting to use the two buildings on East Main Street recently purchased by the City, for department training.

XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

No Executive Session was held.

XIII. MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION –

.

No motions were made from Executive Session.

XIV. ADJOURNMENT

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Scanzoni, seconded by Councilmember Bodner to adjourn at 7:08 P.M. All present voting aye, motion carried.

Prepared by:

Dennis K. Stiegemeier City Clerk

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