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City Council Meeting Minutes--November 13, 2018

November 27, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 13, 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, Rick Johnson, Ray Scroggins, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Attorney John Gilbert and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

           

            NOT ATTENDING:  Aldermen Rich Garde, Chad Plenske, Anthony Schrauth, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and City Attorney Phil Lading.

                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 10/22/2018

          

Collector’s Report

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00

                                Circuit Clerk of Jersey County (FTA Warrant Fee)--$70.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$25.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Court Fine Disbursement)--$1,167.94

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$40.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$175.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$31.00

                                Macoupin County Cirucit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$8.00

                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,583.82

                                MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$253.73

                                Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$22,520.65

                                Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$839.96

                                Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$4,338.43

                                State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$12,311.92

 

              Applications

Eric Oller (Police Officer)

                        Kathleen Fite (Police Dispatcher)

                        Janice McGhee (Police Dispatcher)

                       

Claims

             November 13, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                         

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received an email from Zion Lutheran Church requesting no parking on the north side of              Henry Street from Elm To Wood Street on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. for their Live Nativity.  They are also requesting to use nine barricades to block the  parking spaces.

 

             The Staunton Water Department has received a Certificate of Commendation in

             recognition of achieving the highest standard of compliance in accordance with the

             Illinois Fluoridation Act

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

City Hall Office will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23,  2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  All public works employees (except one water treatment plant employee) will be off those days as well.  Agenda items for the November 26th City Council Meeting will need to be submitted to City Hall by Wednesday, November 21st.  

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Pritchett to approve request from Zion Lutheran Church to have no parking on the north side of Henry Street from Elm to Wood Street on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. for their Live Nativity.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Bodner to pay invoice dated October 31, 2018 from Young’s Roofing, Inc. for roof replacement at City Hall in the amount of $16,665.00.  This was approved at the August 13, 2018 City Council Meeting for $16,580.00, however, sheeting had to be replaced due to deterioration which added an additional $85.00.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.  Motion carried.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to approve Renewal Quote #R1-1000086-1819-01 with Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust for the City’s Municipal Insurance for the year December 1, 2018 to December 1, 2019, in the amount of $75,738.00.  The Staunton Public Library will be reimbursing the City $850.00 for their portion of the premium.        Ayes:  Scroggins, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scanzoni to approve 2019 Workers’ Compensation Renewal with Illinois Public Risk Fund at a cost of $55,551.00.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.  Motion carried.     

           

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scroggins to accept bid from Stutz Excavating, Inc. for demolition of the old water treatment plant and Easton Street elevated water tower in the amount of  $42,500.00, pending signature of contract.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scanzoni to accept bid from Coding Inspection Services for inspection of the two ground storage tanks at the water treatment plant at a cost of $5,000.00.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.  Motion carried.

 

           

STREET-

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

                       

Nothing to report.

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Johnson to approve 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).  Ayes:   Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Johnson to approve 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).  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.  Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Bodner to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1965 Amending Zoning District Classification Of A Three Acre Tract Of Property Located Off Renken Road In Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, Schrauth.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Johnson to approve Ordinance #1965 Amending Zoning District Classification Of A Three Acre Tract Of Property Located Off Renken Road In Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Garde, Plenske, 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 7:09 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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