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City Council Meeting Minutes--June 11, 2018

June 26, 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, JUNE 11, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 11, 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, Rick Johnson, Chad Plenske, Anthony Schrauth, Ryan Pritchett,  Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

 

            ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE:  Alderman Ray Scroggins

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Alderman Jeff Scanzoni and City Treasurer Cindy Pirok.

                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 05/29/2018

 

Collector’s Report

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00

                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,109.38

                                Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$23,995.33

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,020.40

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$195.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$148.73

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Vehicle Fund)--$23.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$6.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$20.00

 

              Applications

 

                       

Claims

             June 11, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                          Cavrest, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          Asian Bistro by Olette, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          R & B’s Family Restaurant (Liquor License)

                          Mr. T’s Tavern & Liquor Store, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          Cash Out Gaming, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          Concordia Hall, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          Staunton Columbian Club, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          V.F.W. Post #1241 (Liquor License)

                          Casey’s General Store #1956 (Liquor License)

                          Casey’s General Store #1547 (Liquor License)

                          Staunton Food & Liquor (Liquor License)

                          Circle K Store #1216 (Liquor License—Convenience)

                          Circle K Store #1216 (Liquor License—Tavern)

                          Skeeter’s Pub, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          Main Station Liquor Store (Liquor License)

                          El Indio Staunton, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          McKay Napa Auto Parts / Make-A-Wish Raffle—(Raffle License)

                          Concordia Hall, Inc. (Raffle License)

                          Touchdown Club d/b/a Jaguar Football (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Scanzoni.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a Liquor License Application from the Staunton Fire Department for their

annual Homecoming Celebration, which will be held on June 22, 23 and 24, 2018.  They are requesting to have the liquor license fee waived.

           

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Investment recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:

            Infrastructure Fund--$200,000.00 plus $1,202.71 interest

 

 

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

           

The annual Firemen’s Homecoming Parade will be on Sunday, June 24 at 4:00 P.M.  The City of Staunton will be having their float in the parade.  All City Officials are invited to walk along with the float and children and grandchildren are welcome to ride on the float.  We will need to meet at City Hall at 3:30 for line up.

                       

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske approving Police Chief Jeff Doerr to sign the Working Agreement with the Childern’s Home and Aid Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services Program.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson to issue liquor license to the Staunton Fire Department for their annual Homecoming Celebration on June 22, 23 and 24, 2018, with the liquor license fee being waived.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice to Staunton Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram for new 2018 Dodge Charger Police Car at a cost of $24,808.00.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Garde to pay Invoice dated June 5, 2018 from John H. Crawford & Associates for Gensing Creek Drainage Design Engineering in the amount of $35,000.00.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to pay Invoice dated June 5, 2018 from John H. Crawford & Associates for Gensing Creek Drainage Easement Preparation in the amount of $3,200.00.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

 

           

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #425744 to Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard for Professional Services rendered regarding water treatment plant litigation in the amount of $872.58.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to pay Invoice #169872 to Midwest Municipal Supply for materials used on the 6th, 7th, Easton Street water main loop in the amount of $2,034.00.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

STREET-

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

                       

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to purchase materials at a cost not to  exceed $3,000.00 to build a stage for events at Duda Garden, with the stage being built at Duda Garden.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to close the following streets for Ribfest on Saturday, July 14, 2018, with all closures beginning at 12:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 14 and ending at 6:00 A.M. on Sunday, July 15 (or until all tents and stages have been removed):  Main Street from Edwardsville to Laurel Street, including all intersections;  Elm Street from the First National Bank driveway and heading north to where Elm Street ends; Union Street from Pearl to Main Street.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to close the following streets for the Tour de Donut on Saturday, July 14, 2018:  From 6:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Montgomery Street from Easton Street to  Ash Street (including all intersections) and all of Park Lane.  From 8:50 A.M.until all Tour de Donut riders have passed and for Main Street from Easton Street to Laurel Street and Laurel Street from East Pearl Street to East North Street.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #2562 to Auto Sound & Security for Wireless Speaker System at a cost of $2,320.00.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to spend up to $13,200.00 for Ribfest expenses.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

Nothing to report.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1940 An Ordinance Approving An AnnexationAgreement With Jacob Feldmann To Annex Property Located At 20424 Tall Timber Road, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation).  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1941 Authorizing The Purchase Of Drainage Easement.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1941 Authorizing The Purchase Of Drainage Easement.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to approve Resolution #2018-11 Approving A Balloon Glow Agreement & Hot Air Balloon Tether Agreement With Winddancer Balloon Promotions, LLC.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to approve Resolution #2018-12 Re-Appointing Donna Anschutz To The Staunton Board Of Police Commissioners.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to approve Resolution #2018-13 Appointing Randy Williams Trustee Of The Staunton Police Pension Board.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion 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 Bodner to adjourn at 7:12 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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