MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 11, 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, Rick Johnson, Bill Boster, Chad Plenske, Ryan Pritchett, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Attorney John Gilbert, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
NOT ATTENDING: Alderwoman Maria Bodner, Alderman Jeff Scanzoni and City Attorney Phil Lading.
Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to suspend regular order of business to address Resolution #2017-21. Ayes: Garde, Johnson, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Scanzoni. Motion carried.
Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to approve Resolution #2017-21 Appointing Raymond Scroggins To The Position Of Ward 2 Alderman For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Johnson, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Scanzoni. Motion carried.
City Clerk Stiegemeier administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Ward 2 Alderman Raymond Scroggins
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Plenske to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 11/27/2017
Fred Stein Memorials (City of Staunton Parks)--$505.00
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$1,856.33
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Court Fine Disbursement)--$1,637.72
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$6.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$137.30
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$109.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$764.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$10.00
State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$523.32
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,572.53
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$46,830.09
December 11, 2017
Business Licenses Issued
Staunton FFA Alumni Association (Raffle License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Scroggins, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Garde, Johnson.
ABSENT: Bodner, Scanzoni.
Motion declared carried.
Mayor Neuhaus told guests present, that if they wanted to speak regarding the Zoning Ordinance on the agenda, he would give them the opportunity to address the Council before the vote of the Ordinance.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
City Hall Office will be closed on Friday December 22, 2017 and Monday, December
25, 2017 for the Christmas Holiday, and also closed on Monday, Janaury 1, 2018 for the New Year Holiday. All public works employees, except for one water treatment plant employee, will be off those days as well.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Nothing to report.
PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –
Nothing to report.
Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Garde to approve 2018 Workers Compensation Renewal with Illinois Public Risk Fund at a cost of $55,338.00. Ayes: Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Scanzoni. Motion carried.