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City Council Meeting Minutes--May 29, 2018

June 12, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 29, 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  Rich Garde, Rick Johnson, Ray Scroggins, Chad Plenske, Anthony Schrauth, 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:  Alderman Jeff Scanzoni.

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Alderwoman Maria Bodner and Alderman Ryan Pritchett.

                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

Garde moved, seconded by Johnson to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 05/14/2018

           Executive Session—05/14/2018

 

Collector’s Report

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Court Fine Disbursement)--$1,154.80

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$210.00

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

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$70.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00              

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$6,676.83

                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)—$8,157.72                                                                                            MJM Electric – (Utility Tax) - $183.34

                                Income Tax - $70,481.73

                                Use Tax - $10,066.84

                                Pull Tabs (for FY18) - $885.69

                                Staunton Schools (Security Services) $112.50

 

              Applications

                       

Claims

             May 29, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                        Affordable Commercial Washing

                         Frosty Treats (Solicitor’s License)

                         Elbon Shrine Club (One Day Liquor License)

                         Staunton Volunteer Fire Department (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Bodner, Pritchett.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

            Received a request to close Elm Street from Main Street to Duda Drive From Friday,

            June 8, 2018 to Monday, June 11, 2018 for the Route 66 Blue Corridor Festival

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Investment recently cashed in at First National Bank:

            Reserve Fund--$200,000.00 plus $4,543.87 interest

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

           

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to approve Estimate #278 from Auto Sound and Security for security cameras at the Police Department and City Hall in the amount of $4,245.00.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to approve Estimate #274 from Auto Sound and Security for sound dampening panels for the interview room at the Police Department at a cost of $1,100.00.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to approve request to close Elm Street from Main Street to Duda Drive from Friday, June 8, 2018 to Monday, June 11, 2018 for the Route 66 Blue Corridor Festival.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to approve request to have an intern at the police department, pending approval of insurance coverage.  Ayes:  Plenske, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Nothing to report.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #446938 from Utility Service Co. for annual maintenance on the elevated south water tower in the amount of $22,197.03.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Pritchett.  Motion carried.           

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Johnson to purchase Laptop Computer from Schulte Supply for meter reading at a cost of $13,569.90.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

STREET-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Plenske to approve purchasing traffic paint from

Sherwin Williams at a cost not to exceed $2,400.00.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson,

Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Pritchett.

Motion carried.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

Nothing to report.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1940 An Ordinance Approving An Annexation

Agreement With Jacob Feldmann To Annex Property Located At 20424 Tall

Timber Road, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation)

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Johnson to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1941 An Ordinance Authorizing Agreements for the Purchase of Certain Property.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Garde to approve Ordinance #1941 An Ordinance Authorizing Agreements for the Purchase of Certain Property.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Pritchett.  Motiion carried.

 

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 7:07 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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