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City Council Meeting Minutes--April 23, 2018

May 15, 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 23, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 23, 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, Rick Johnson, Ray Scroggins, 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.

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Alderman Rich Garde.

                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 04/09/2018

 

Collector’s Report

                                MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$210.43

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$216.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$108.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fees)--$4.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$40.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$617.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Parking Fine)--$25.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,015.69

                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,003.13

                                State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$9,788.94

                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$43,636.65

 

              Applications

                         

Claims

             April 23, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                         Craine Financial

                         Johnson’s Sanitation Service (Trash Hauling License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Garde.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

           

            Norman Carnaby addressed the Council regarding his Eagle Scout Project.  He is planning to erect a replica of the front of a trolley car, similar to the one that was involved in the 1910 Traction System Crash that killed 37 people.  He is requesting to do this at Duda Garden, and Norman is planning to fund raise $1,200.00, which would be the cost of the project.  The structure will be built with 19 gauge steel and tempered glass, so it will basically be maintenance free.  The City will be working with Norman to determine the exact location of the structure.                                                                                    

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received an email from Rooster’s Pub requesting to close Elm Street between Main

            Street and Duda Drive on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. for a

            Poker Run and the Dave Glover Show.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

            City Hall Office will be closed on Tuesday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 8 for computer

            software training with Civic Systems.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske to approve request from Rooster’s Pub to close Elm Street between Main Street and Duda Drive on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. for a Poker Run and the Dave Glover show.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson authorizing Mayor Neuhaus to sign engagement letter with Kerber, Eck & Braeckel confirming services for the City Audit for the Fiscal Year ending April 30, 2018.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #695417 to Kerber, Eck & Braeckel for progress billing in preparation of the April 30, 2018 audit in the amount of $2,700.00.  This will be paid from the 2018-2019 Budget.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scanzoni to accept Proposal #P10019 from Environmental Operations, Inc. for Pre-Demolition Inspections at 200, 202 and 208 East Main Street and 104 and 110 South Laurel at an estimated total price of $1,920.00.  This would be paid from the Downtown TIF Fund.   Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to open a CDARS Account with Bank of Springfield.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson authorizing Mayor Neuhaus to sign loan

document at Bank of Springfield regarding the purchase of the new backhoe that was approved at the February 12, 2018 City Council Meeting.  This will be a 3 year loan and the loan amount will be $77,254.95.  Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Scanzoni to purchase Full Year Lagoon Treatment Plan chemicals from Aquafix in the amount of $12,887.70, plus shipping, if applicable.  Ayes:  Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

STREET-

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins authorizing Mayor Neuhaus to sign Agreement between the City of Staunton, Illinois and Extreme Pyrotechnics, LLC., regarding the Fireworks Display at the Homecoming Celebration on June 24, 2018.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to pay Invoice BY0406 to Extreme Pyrotechnics, LLC for the Homecoming Celebration Fireworks Display in the amount of $5,000.00 This will be paid from the 2018-2019 budget.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

           

            PERSONNEL –

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to grant Lori Grandone one additional week of paid vacation (40 hours).  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to approve a 2.5% pay raise for all non-union employees, effective May 1, 2018, except Mike Kuethe.  Ayes:  Bodner, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  Johnson.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to approve a one time pay raise of $5,000.00 to Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  Johnson, Plenske.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried 5 Ayes; 2 Nayes.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

 

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to approve Ordinance #1933 An Ordinance Making Appropriations For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2018 and Ending April 30, 2019.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1934 Approving Transfer Of Unspent Funds Generated By The Former PEG Fee From The PEG Fund To The General Fund.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to approve Ordinance #1934 Approving Transfer Of Unspent Funds Generated By The Former PEG Fee From The PEG Fund To The General Fund.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1935 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Lions Club To Conduct Their Tootsie Pop Sale Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (May 5, 2018).  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to approve Ordinance #1935 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Lions Club To Conduct Their Tootsie Pop Sale Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (May 5, 2018).  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1936 Authorizing Entry Into And Execution Of An Agreement With The Staunton Area Ambulance Service To Provide Dispatch Services.  Ayes:

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2018-02 Appointing Steven Moore To The Staunton Library Board.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde.  Motion carried.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

      Mayor Neuhaus commented on the two large events that were held this past weekend. 

      The first was the Veteran’s Caravan that travelled through different towns in

      Macoupin  County, and ended in Staunton at the Veteran’s Memorial at City Hall. 

      The Mayor commended those who planned the event and he stated that it was well

      attended.  A lunch was served at the VFW Post in Staunton for event participants.

     The second was the Macoupin CEO Program that was held at Cross Church in

     Carlinville.  Mayor Neuhaus stated that this event was well attended as well, and the

     program has several students enrolled from Staunton High School.  This allows

     students to show case their “businesses” that they have started and is a very positive

     program for high school students. 

    

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 Scanzoni seconded by Councilmember Bodner to adjourn at 7:20 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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