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City Council Meeting Minutes--July 9, 2018

July 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, JULY 9, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 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, 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.

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Aldermen Ryan Pritchett and Jeff Scanzoni.

                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 06/25/2018

 

Collector’s Report

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$25.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,209.44

 

              Applications

                         Adam Durbin (Police Officer)

                       

Claims

             July 9, 2018

 

 

 

 

Business Licenses Issued

                          Staunton Volunteer Fire Department (One Day Liquor License)

                          VFW Post #1241 (Amusement License)

                          VFW Post #1241 (Video Gaming License)

                          Concordia Hall, Inc. (Amusement License)

                          Concordia Hall, Inc. (Video Gaming License)

                          Rooster’s Pub (Amusement License)

                          Rooster’s Pub (Video Gaming License)

                          Skeeter’s Pub (Amusement License)

                          Skeeter’s Pub (Video Gaming License)

                       

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

            Received a letter from Full Time Police Officer Michael Mertz, dated July 2, 2018,

            stating that he will be retiring from the department on Friday, July 20, 2018

 

Received a request from the Concordia Hall to close Union Street from 4th to 5th Street on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. for their annual Backyard Barbeque.

 

Received an email from State Representative Avery Bourne’s office requesting to hold a Travelling Office Hours on Friday, August 3, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.  They are requesting to use the back office at City Hall.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

                       

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #18-0235 to Responder PSE for outfitting the new 2018 Dodge Charger Police Car at a cost of $3,786.22.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske to grant request from Concordia Hall to close Union Street from 4th Street to 5th Street on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. for their annual Backyard Barbeque.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #2590 to Auto Sound and Security for security cameras at the Police Department and City Hall in the amount of $4,480.00.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Nothing to report.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Nothing to report.

 

STREET-

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

                       

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to accept bid from Robert Sanders Waste  System for two 20 cubic yard dumpsters and toters for Ribfest at a cost of $640.00 with a 4 ton limit per dumpster.  There will be a charge of $50.00 per ton for every ton over 4 tons.  Ayes:  Plenske, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to apply for liquor license for upcoming 2018 Art Fair (September 14 & 15).  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to close Elm Street from the First National Bank driveway and heading north to where Elm Street ends starting at 6:00 A.M. Friday, July 13, 2018 until 6:00 A.M. Monday, July 16, 2018 for the Ribfest.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

Nothing to report.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Plenske to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1943 Installing A Stop Sign On Falcon Crest Court At Its Intersection With Stone Creek Drive And Miller Drive.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1943 Installing A Stop Sign On Falcon Crest Court At Its Intersection With Stone Creek Drive And Miller Drive.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Johnson to approve Resolution #2018-14 Appointing Marie Bartony To The Staunton Board Of Police Commissioners.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

     Nothing to report.

 

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

             

 Nothing to report.

 

 

 

XII.   EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

           Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to go in to Executive Session at 7:07 P.M.

           to discuss Real Estate Acquisition.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth,

           Plenske, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

           Motion by Garde, seconded by Bodner to return to regular order of business at 7:21

           P.M.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None. 

           Absent:  Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

               

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 7:22 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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