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City Council Meeting Minutes--August 27, 2018

September 11, 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, AUGUST 27, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 27, 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, 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.

                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 08/13/2018

 

Collector’s Report

                                MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$299.54

                                Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$23,146.93

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$290.00

                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,230.39

                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,101.69

                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$32,316.60

                                State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$11,569.93

                                Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Services)--$500.00

                                Village of Williamson (Sale of 2012 Impala Police Car)--$950.00

 

              Applications

                        Gary Crammer (Part Time Police Officer)

 

Claims

             August 27, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                          Staunton High School Volleyball (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  None.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a Letter of Resignation from part time police officer Spencer Williams, which was submitted to City Hall Office on  August 21, 2018.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

City Hall Office will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of the

            Labor Day Holiday.  All public works employees, except for on water treatment plant

            employee, will be off that day as well.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to approve renewal of City of Staunton Employee Dental, Life, Vision and          AD&D Insurance from CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Illinois for the period November 1, 2018 to November 1, 2019 at a cost of $49.17 per employee, per month (Principal Insurance Co.).  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

 

                       

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scroggins to accept bid from A & A Drilling, Inc. for a directional bore for the South Madison Street and Old Route 66 Water Main Project in the amount of  $11,200.00.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scanzoni to accept quote from Midwest Municipal Supply for materials for the South Madison Street and Old Route 66 Water Main Project in the amount of $14,314.64.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

STREET-

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

                       

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to apply for Liquor License for the upcoming Support Staunton Schools Party, which will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018.  Verbal approval was give to City Hall Office and the application has been sent in.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

                       

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to approve spending up to $3,200.00 for the Support Staunton Schools Party, which will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Firemen’s Park.  Ayes:   Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  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 #1948 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Staunton Knights Of Columbus To Conduct Their Annual Tootsie Roll  Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (September 21 and 22, 2018).  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1948 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Staunton Knights Of Columbus To Conduct Their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (September 21 and 22, 2018).  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1949 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Louis

& Christine Foster To Annex Property Located At 70 Calstrada, Staunton, Illinois

To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation Agreement)

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1950 Approving An Annexation Agreement With James

& Emily Horne To Annex Property Located At 2955 Bono Rd., Staunton, Illinois

To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation Agreement)

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1951 Annexing Certain Territory To The City Of

Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (911 N. Easton Street)

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1952 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Brian

Markowitz To Annex Property Located At 2193 Parksville Lane, Staunton, IL To

The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation Agreement)

 

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 7:09 P.M.

           to discuss Litigation.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett,

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

 

 

           Motion by Garde, seconded by Scroggins to return to regular order of business at 7:18

           P.M.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner,

           Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  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 Bodner to adjourn at 7:19 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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