MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 24, 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, Chad Plenske, Anthony Schrauth, 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.
ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Ray Scroggins.
NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Ryan Pritchett and Rick Johnson
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Bodner moved, seconded by Scroggins to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 09/10/2018
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$420.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$35.00
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$52,032.82
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,233.70
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$8,745.77
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,963.51
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$12,390.89
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$31,539.69
Art Fair (Bar Sales)--$2,079.00
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Fee-September)--$500.00
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Disptach Fees for 2017)--$5,500.00
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$289.53
Martin Carlen (Police Dispatcher)
September 24, 2018
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Garde, Scroggins, Plenske, Schrauth, Pritchett, Bodner.
ABSENT: Johnson, Pritchett.
Motion declared carried.
Several guests were present in support of Ordinance #1959 granting a Special Use Permit and Bulk Variance for property located at 124 East Main Street. Mayor Neuhaus addressed these guests telling them they would have the opportunity to speak prior to the vote being taken during the Judiciary Committee Report.
Received a letter from the Staunton Lions Club regarding the upcoming Halloween
Parade. Plans are to have the parade on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. The
parade will begin at City Hall and proceed east on Main Street to Laurel Street and then south on Laurel Street to Henry Street, ending at the VFW Hall. They are asking to have those streets closed to traffic during the parade.
Received a letter from the Touchdown Club requesting to use the Fireman’s Park on
Sunday, October 14, 2018 for the annual Jaguar Football Awards Banquet. They are
requesting to have the park rental fee waived.
Received a letter from Carrie Borgini, Staunton Chamber of Commerce President,
expressing her support of Jennifer Pratte, who is wanting to move her business to
124 East Main Street. A copy of Carrie’s letter is attached with the agenda packet.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Investments recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:
Bond & Interest Fund--$100,000.00 plus $1,418.20 interest
Telecommunications Fund--$50,000.00 plus $709.10 interest
Water Fund--$100,000.00 plus $1,418.20
Infrastructure Fund--$50,000.00 plus $709.10
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Petition packets have been received for the upcoming Consolidated Election, which will be held on April 2nd, 2019. Candidates can begin circulating petitions now, with the Filing Period being from December 10 through December 17. Petition packets are
available at City Hall.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS