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City Council Meeting Minutes--October 22, 2018

November 14, 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, OCTOBER 22, 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, October 8, 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  Maria Bodner, Rich Garde, Rick Johnson, Ray Scroggins, Chad Plenske, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

            NOT ATTENDING:  Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Attorney Phil Lading and Alderman Anthony Schrauth.                                                        

   IV.    COnSENT AGENDA                                  

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

             Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 10/08/2018

           Executive Session - 10/08/2018

 

 Collector’s Report

                        State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$2,335.60

                        State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,383.99

                        State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$48,747.93

                        State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$12,020.11

                        State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$49,018.53

                        State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$6,062.76

                        State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$8,924.96

                        Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$500.00

                        Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00

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

 

              Applications

                        Kylee Cherry (Police Dispatcher)

Claims

             October 22, 2018

Business Licenses Issued

                         Staunton Sportsman Club (Raffle License)

 Staunton Sportsman Club (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

ABSENT:  Schrauth.

            Motion declared carried.

 

V.        GUESTS                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

Received a letter from the Staunton Lions Club requesting to use the library basement from December 10 to December 15, 2018 for their annual Secret Santa Event, with the rental fee being waived.

Received an email from the Staunton Fire Department requesting to use the  Firemen’s Park on Saturday, October 27, 2018 for their annual fall family picnic, with the park rental fee being waived.

Received a note from Margaret Cavanaugh endorsing Mayor Neuhaus’ comment   regarding Trick or Treating.  Ms. Cavanaugh lives on Stone Creek Drive and wishes that Trick or Treating would be limited to one evening.  A copy of the note is  attached with the agenda.

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

             Investments recently purchased at Bank of Springfield through the CDAR Program:

             Civic Improvement Fund--$75,000.00 for 9 months at 2.40%

             Bond/Interest Fund--$100,000.00 for 12 months at 2.55%

             Water Fund--$50,000.00 for 9 months at 2.40%

             Sewer Fund--$50,000.00 for 9 months at 2.40%

             Infrastructure Fund--$200,000.00 for 12 months at 2.55%

             Infrastructure Fund--$100,000.00 for 6 months at 2.25%

             Reserve Fund--$200,000.00 for 12 months at 2.55%

 

The annual Treasurer’s Report for the City of Staunton has been completed for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2018, and a motion to accept will be during the Finance Committee Report.

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

City Hall will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday.  All public works employees (except for one water treatment plant employee) will be off that day as well.

Due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday being observed on Monday, November 12, the next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.     

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

Nothing to report.

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Johnson to grant request from the Staunton Fire Department to use the Firemen’s Park on Saturday, October 27, 2018 for their annual fall family picnic, with the park rental fee being waived.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

FINANCE–

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to accept the City of Staunton’s Annual Treasurer’s Report for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2018.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scroggins to approve 2017-2018 Annual Financial Audit for the City of Staunton by Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

UTILITIES-

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scroggins to pay Invoice #S1142629.001 to Schulte Supply for stock water meters and antenna assemblies in the amount of $9,824.40.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scanzoni to pay Invoice #0173724 to Midwest Municipal Supply for materials for the Rock Crusher Road water main project in the amount of $5,950.88.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scanzoni to pay Invoice #0173808 to Midwest Municipal Supply for materials for the Rock Crusher Road water main project in the amount of $597.23.   Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchet.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

STREET-

Motion by Garde, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #606384B to Beelman Logistics, LLC for 249.12 tons of CM13 Sealcoat Chips at a cost of $5,891.69.  Ayes:   Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Motion by Plenske, seconded by Scroggins to grant request from the Staunton Lions Club to use the library basement from December 10 to December 15, 2018 for their annual Secret Santa Event, with the rental fee being waived.  Ayes:   Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

TOURISM –

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Plenske to donate $1,000.00 from Art Fair      proceeds to The MAC.  Ayes:   Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

            PERSONNEL –

            Nothing to report.

            ANNEXATION –

            Nothing to report.

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

            Nothing to report.

            JUDICIARY—

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Ordinance #1960 Approving An Asset Purchase Agreement With The Renken Road Water System, Inc.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

1st reading of Ordinance #1961 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Terry

& Diane Zarr To Annex Property Located At 1768 Rock Crusher Road, Staunton,

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

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1962 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Ron

Mueller To Annex Property Located At 1801 Rock Crusher Road, Staunton, IL To

The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation)

 

Motion by Scroggins seconded by Pritchett to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1963 Approving A Charity Roadblock By Adopt-A-Pet At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (November 10, 2018).  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1963 Approving A Charity Roadblock By Adopt-A-Pet At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (November 10, 2018).  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Pritchett to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1964 An Ordinance Adopting A Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment For The City Of Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:   Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Ordinance #1964 An Ordinance Adopting A Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment For The City Of Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:   Scroggins, Plenske, Pritchet, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth.  Motion carried.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

     Nothing to report.

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

 Nothing to report.

XII.    EXECUTIVE SESSION—

           No Executive Session was held.

XIII.  MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION –

           No motions were made from Executive Session.

 

XIV.   ADJOURNMENT

            With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Scanzoni seconded by Councilmember Scroggins to adjourn at 7:12 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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