MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 8, 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 Rich Garde, Rick Johnson, Ray Scroggins, 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.
NOT ATTENDING: Alderwoman Maria Bodner and Alderman Chad Plenske.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 09/24/2018
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$2,292.23
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$21,686.04
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$20.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,437.50
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$60.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Equipment)--$174.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$54.00
Heneghan & Associates (Litigation Resolution / General Fund Deposit)--$8,252.38
XL Catlin (Litigation Resolution / General Fund Deposit)--$91,747.62
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Tax)--$88,584.86
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Tax / Library)--$10,649.06
Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF)--$6,042.96
Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF)--$13,947.65
October 8, 2018
Business Licenses Issued
Shriya Staunton, Inc. d/b/a Main Station Liquor & Wine
Shriya Staunton, Inc. d/b/a Main Station Liquor & Wine (Liquor License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Pritchett, Scanzoni.
ABSENT: Bodner, Plenske.
Motion declared carried.
Kelly Costa, Den Leader for Arrow of Light Den #3034, introduced her group of young boys to the City Council. She felt it would be beneficial for the boys to attend a City Council meeting prior to them becoming Boy Scouts next year. She explained to the boys that if and when they go on to be Eagle Scouts, they would come and introduce themselves at a City Council Meeting prior to doing an Eagle Scout Project. The boys came forward and had a picture taken with the City Council Members.
Received a letter from the Staunton Clergy Association and the Staunton Chamber of
Commerce requesting to close Main Street from Edwardsville Street to Laurel Street on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. for their annual Trunk or Treat on Main Street.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Investment recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:
Infrastructure Fund--$50,000.00 plus $1,080.07 interest
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
The $100,000.00 settlement from the Water Treatment Plant has been received and has been deposited in the City of Staunton General Fund.
Thanks to Josh Floyd of J-N-F Tree Service for volunteering his time to clean up a
large limb that fell out of a tree on the west side of City Hall.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scroggins to grant request from the Staunton Clery Association and the Staunton Chamber of Commerce to close Main Street from Edwardsville Street to Laurel Street on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. for their annual Trunk or Treat on Main Street. Ayes: Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske. Motion carried.
PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –
Nothing to report.