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City Council Meeting Minutes--April 9, 2018

April 24, 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, APRIL 9, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 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, Chad Plenske, Anthony Schrauth, 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.

 

             ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE:  Aldermen Rick Johnson and Ray Scroggins.

                                                                                   

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 03/26/2018

           Executive Session – 03/26/2018

 

Collector’s Report

                                Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$28,489.51

                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$911.04

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$28,417.76

                                State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$16,444.95

                                State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$42,981.72

                                State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,984.49

                                State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$3,249.37

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$20.00

 

              Applications

                         Justin Marquis (Park & Recreation Department)

 

 

Claims

             April 9, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                          VFW Post #1241 (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  None.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Southern Macoupin Veteran’s Caravan will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018,

with the Veteran’s Memorial in Staunton being one of their stops.  A brief service  will be held at the Memorial with the estimated time being 1:15 to 1:35 P.M., with Staunton  being the last stop. A luncheon will be held at the Staunton VFW following the ceremony, and the City will be donating $100.00 towards the purchase of food for the event.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

 Investments recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:

             PEG Fund--$7,000.00 plus $63.17 interest

             ESDA Fund--$10,000.00 plus $90.25 interest

             Bond/Interest Fund--$100,000.00 plus $902.55 interest

             MFT Fund--$100,000.00 plus $902.55 interest

 

            The following investments were recently purchased at First National Bank:

             Insurance Fund--$20,000.00 for 8 months at .090%

             ESDA Fund--$10,000.00 for 11 months at 1.41%

             MFT Fund--$100,000.00 for 11 months at 1.41%

             Depreciation Fund--$15,000.00 for 11 months at 1.41%

             Bond/Interest Fund--$50,000.00 for 11 months at 1.41%

             Water Fund--$50,000.00 for 11 months at 1.41%

             Sewer Fund--$100,000.00 for 11 months at 1.41%

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

I will be attending a seminar sponsored by the Central Illinois American Records Management Association on April 17, 2018 in Normal, IL. 

           

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Pritchett to approve Estimate #8788 from Illini Tech Services for two laptop and three desk top computers, including installation, at a cost of $5,479.95.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Scroggins to purchase and install fencing and new dugouts at Baseball Field 4 with the cost not to exceed $25,000.00.  This will be paid in May from the 2018 – 2019 Fiscal Year.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to transfer $10,000.00 from Civic Improvement Fund to Park and Recreation Fund, as budgeted.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #0168382 to Midwest Municipal Supply for Materials used on the Madison at 5th Street water main loop project in the amount of $1,783.62.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to approve purchasing additional water meters at a cost not to exceed $10,000.00.  This will be paid from the Depreciation Fund.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

           

STREET-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Bodner to approve “Acceptance of Proposal to Furnish Materials and Approval of Award” from Mike Maedge Trucking for road maintenance in the amount of  $81,003.40.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Bodner to approve “Acceptance of Proposal to Furnish Materials and Approval of Award” from Beelman Logistics for road maintenance in the amount of  $37,943.00.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            PERSONNEL –

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to close City Hall Office on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and Tuesday, May 8, 2018, for computer software training with Civic Systems.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to hire Natalie Albrecht as part time City Hall clerical employee at a pay rate of $12.50 per hour.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1929 To Install Stop Signs At The Intersection Of Maple Street And First Street.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1930 Vacating An Alley (South of Henry Street and East of R.P. Lumber).  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1933 An Ordinance Making Appropriations For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2018 And Ending April 30, 2019

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

    Mayor Neuhaus reminded everyone about the Veteran’s Caravan on April 21.  The

    flyer with the schedule of events is included with the agenda packet this evening.

           

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 Bodner seconded by Councilmember Plenske to adjourn at 7:11 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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