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City Council Meeting Minutes--January 8, 2018

January 23, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 8, 2018

 

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, Ray Scroggins, Bill Boster, Chad Plenske, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

 

            ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE:  Alderman Rick Johnson

                                                                       

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

Bodner moved, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 12/26/2017

           

Collector’s Report

                                M&M Srvice Co. (Sievers Farm Income)--$9,107.40

                                Staunton Township (Tourism Donation)--$2,500.00

                                Staunton Township (Overpayment from County on Taxes / Road & Bridge)--$22,696.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$1,658.78

 

              Applications

                         

Claims

             January 8, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                         Flowers Sanitation Service (Trash Collector License)

                         Robert “Bob” Sanders Waste System (Trash Collector License)

                         Republic Services (Trash Collector License)

                         Friends of Community Hospital of Staunton (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  None.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                               

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a note from Zion Lutheran Church requesting to make the following streets one way on Sunday February 11, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. for their annual

            Sausage Supper:

            Hoxsey Street from Henry to Panhorst

            Panhorst Street from Hoxsey to Wood

            Wood Street from Panhorst to Henry

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Pritchett to approve request from Zion Lutheran Church to make the following streets one way for their annual Sausage Supper on Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.:

Hoxsey Street from Henry to Panhorst

Panhorst Street from Hoxsey to Wood

Wood Street from Panhorst to Henry

Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde. 

Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

 

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scanzoni to pay Invoice dated December 19, 2017 to John H. Crawford & Associates for Design Engineering Work completed on the Gensing Creek Drainage Project in the amount of $20,000.00.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  Johnson.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried 7 Ayes; 1 Naye.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Boster, seconded by Garde to renew Maintenance Quote from Esri, Inc. for software maintenance in the amount of $400.00, with a start date of March 1, 2018 and an end date of February 28, 2019.  This will be split evenly between street, sewer and water.  Ayes:  Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  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—

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Garde to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1922 Adopting A Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment For The City Of Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Boster.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Bodner to approve Ordinance #1922 Adopting A Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment For The City Of Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Boster, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Bodner to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1923 Amending Chapter Twenty-Four, Article Four, Section Two Of The Revised Code Of Ordinances For The City Of Staunton, Illinois Setting Unposted Speed Limit At 30 MPH On Arterial Streets And 25 MPH On Residential Streets Within City Of Staunton Corporate Limits.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Bodner to approve Ordinance #1923 Amending Chapter Twenty Four, Article Four, Section Two Of The Revised Code Of Ordinances For The City Of Staunton, Illinois Setting Unposted Speed Limit At 30 MPH On Arterial Streets And 25 MPH On Residential Streets Within City Of Staunton Corporate Limits.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.        

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Garde to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1924 Rescinding And Vacating Ordinance #1906.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Garde to approve Ordinance #1924 Rescinding And Vacating Ordinance #1906.  Ayes: Johnson, Scroggins, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.            Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

           

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

    Nothing to report.

           

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

             

Nothing to report.

 

 

 

XII.   EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

           Motion by Bodner, seconded by Garde to go in to Executive Session at 7:07 P.M. to

           discuss Personnel.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner,

           Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            Alderman Scanzoni left the meeting at this time.

 

            Motion by Bodner, seconded by Scroggins to return to regular order of business at

            7:28 P.M.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett. 

            Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

         

XIII.  MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION –

.          

           No motions were made from Executive Session.

 

XIV.   ADJOURNMENT

           

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Bodner  seconded by Councilmember Scroggins to adjourn at 7:29 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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