MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Pro-Tem Rich Garde called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 13, 2018
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Mayor Pro-Tem Rich Garde 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, Anthony Schrauth, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
NOT ATTENDING: Alderwoman Maria Bodner, Alderman Chad Plenske and Mayor Craig Neuhaus.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Scroggins moved, seconded by Johnson to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 07/23/2018
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$20,299.30
Madison Communications, Inc (Franchise Fee)--$4,409.36
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$400.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$40.00
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$2,361.23
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Tax)--$226,924.33
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Tax-Library)--$27,398.08
Macoupin County Treasurer (TIF 1 Tax)--$10,426.66
Macoupin County Treasurer (TIF 2 Tax)--$13,164.91
State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$260.84
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,649.77
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$58,635.67
Music Performance Trust Fund (Municipal Band Wage Reimbursement)--$378.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$377.36
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,193.44
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$6.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)—$101.75
Andrew Crites (Police Officer)
Steven Carnes (Police Officer)
Adam Marra (Police Officer)
James McLaughlin (Part Time Police Officer)
August 13, 2018
Business Licenses Issued
Downtown Special Tees (Name Change-Formerly Git-R-Done Graphix)
St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church (Raffle License)
St. Michael Parish Octoberfest (Liquor License)
Rooster’s Pub, LLC (Liquor License-Name Change Only)
Southwestern Advantage (Solicitor’s License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Garde, Johnson,Scroggins, Schrauth, Pritchett, Scanzoni.
ABSENT: Bodner, Plenske.
Motion declared carried.
Staunton Township Supervisor Joe Spudich was in attendance to make a presentation to the City of Staunton. Spudich stated that since a large part of the revenue generated by the Township comes from Staunton residents, the Township likes to be financially supportive of projects going on in the City. In the past, they have made donations to such projects as the bridge replacement at the City Cemetery and also to the electrical upgrades that were done for Ribfest. At this time, the City is preparing to do a major upgrade at Baseball Field 4, and Mr. Spudich presented a check to the City of Staunton for $5,000.00, which will help in funding this particular project. In closing, Spudich stated that the Township would be willing to help with other projects in the future. Mayor Neuhaus had attended a Staunton Township meeting a couple of months ago and had presented this project to the group. The Council thanked the Staunton Township for their generous donation to this particular project.
Received a note from Police Officer Randy Williams, dated July 24, 2018, stating that he has retired as Police Sergeant from the City of Staunton, effective May 14, 2018.
Received a letter from the Macoupin County Housing Authority regarding the recent law passed by Congress which is requiring HUD to establish regulations that prohibit
smoking in Public Housing. The Macoupin County Housing Authority board opted to
designate all of their properties as completely smoke free. A copy of the letter is attached with the agenda packet.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Investment recently cashed in at First National Bank:
Infrastructure Fund--$100,000.00 plus $900.88
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT