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City Council Meeting Minutes--January 22, 2018

February 13, 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 22, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 22, 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, Chad Plenske, Ryan Pritchett, 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.

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Alderman Jeff Scanzoni.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scroggins to accept Letter of Resignation from Ward 3 Alderman William Boster.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Bodner to suspend regular order of business to address Resolution #2018-01.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Bodner to approve Resolution #2018-01 Appointing Anthony J. Schrauth, Jr. To The Position Of Ward 3 Alderman For The City Of Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Scroggins Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

City Clerk Stiegemeier administered the Oath of Office to Newly Appointed Ward 3 Alderman Anthony J. Schrauth, Jr.

                                                                       

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 01/08/2018

           Executive Session – 01/08/2018

           

Collector’s Report

                                State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,355.38

                                State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$1,781.86

                                State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$51,889.91

                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$39,051.93

                                State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$11,224.02

                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$4,685.63

                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$8,902.87

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$500.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,219.16

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$797.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$25.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$27.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

                                MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$238.70

 

              Applications

                         

Claims

             January 22, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                          Staunton Sprotsman Club (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

            AYES:   Schrauth, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner.

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Scanzoni.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                               

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received an e-mail from Express Employment Professionals requesting to set up a

             mobile recruiting office at the City Hall parking lot on  Thursday, January 25, 2018,

             from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  The company is a local staffing agency that offers

             employment opportunities that are specifically in Madison and St. Clair Counties.  A

             copy of the e-mail is attached to the agenda packet.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

As of this time, the City of Staunton only has two residential licensed trash haulers. 

            They are Flowers Sanitation and Robert Sanders Waste Systems.  None of the other

            trash haulers have returned their applications.  Republic Services still offers dumpster

            and roll off service, but they no longer offer residential service, and they have also

            renewed their trash hauling license.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske to approve computer support from Illini Tech Services for the Standard Managed Service Agreement to cover 13 computers and two servers at a cost of $750.00 per month.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scroggins to transfer $35,000.00 from Civic Improvement Fund to Park and Recreation Fund, as budgeted.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Nothing to report.

           

STREET-

 

Nothing to report.

           

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

           

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            PERSONNEL –

 

            Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to advertise for part time clerical worker at

            City Hall Office.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske,

            Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

           

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

    Nothing to report.

           

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

             

Nothing to report.

 

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 Plenske seconded by Councilmember Scroggins to adjourn at 7:09 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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