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City Council Meeting Minutes--November 26, 2018

December 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, NOVEMBER 26, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 26, 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, Chad Plenske, Anthony Schrauth, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

           

            NOT ATTENDING:  Alderman Ray Scroggins, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 11/13/2018

          

Collector’s Report

                                Staunton Public Library (Insurance Reimbursement)--$850.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

                                MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$207.07

                                Prairietown Feed Service (Farm Rent Income/Jarman)--$915.13

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

                                State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$51,903.09

                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,272.25

                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,454.42

                                State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$11,431.56

                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$35,304.59

                                State of Illinois (Pull Tabs & Jar Games Revenue)--$883.10

                                Music Performance Trust Fund (Band Wage Reimbursement)--$378.00

 

              Applications

                       

Claims

             November 26, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                         

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Scroggins.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a letter from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce requesting to close Main  Street from Edwardsville to Union Street, as well as the intersections of Elm and Main and Wood  and Main, on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. for the annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony.                           

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

            City Clerk Stiegemeier reminded everyone circulating petitions for the upcoming

Consolidated Election in April, 2019, that the filing period for completed petitions will be from December 10 thru December 17, 2018.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson to grant request from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce to close Main Street from Edwardsville to Union Street, as well as the intersections of Elm and Main and Wood and Main, on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. for the annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Ayes:  Johnson, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #8970 from Hap Industries, Inc. (Christmas Décor Systems) for Main Street Christmas decorations in the amount of $3,372.50.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  Motion carried.

           

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #708967 from Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP for the second and third installments for preparation of the City’s audit for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2018 in the amount of $5,000.00.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  Motion carried.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to approve Quote #0123760 from Midwest Municipal Supply for meters, setters and miscellaneous fittings for stock in the amount of $5,033.00.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  Motion carried.

 

STREET-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to approve Quote #0123857 from Midwest Municipal Supply for stock inlet grates in the amount of $3,336.00.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  Motion carried.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

                       

Nothing to report.

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1966 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

William And Aisha Boster To Annex Property Located At 9285 Renken Road,

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

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1967 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Jerry

And Cindy Johnson To Annex Property Located At 9355 Schaefer Road,

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

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1968 Authorizing The Levy And Collection Of Taxes

For The Corporate And Municipal Purposes Of The City Of Staunton, Macoupin

County, Illinois For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2018 And Ending April

30, 2019

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1969 Approving A Collective Bargaining Agreement

With Chauffers, Teamsters, Warehousemen And Helpers Local Union No. 525, On Behalf Of The City Of Staunton, Illinois Full And Part Time Police Officers And Dispatchers

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1970 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Salvation Army At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (December 1 and 8, 2018).  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1970 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Salvation Army At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (December 1 and 8, 2018).  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson,, seconded by Plenske to approve Resolution #2018-23 Declaring Surplus Property And Authorizing Its Disposition.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  Motion carried.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

     Nothing to report.

 

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

             

 Nothing to report.

 

XII.    EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

           Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to go in to Executive Session at 7:07 P.M. 

      to discuss Litigation.  Ayes:  Johnson, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  Motion carried.

 

      Motion by Johnosn, seconded by Garde to return to regular order of business at 7:34

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

      None.  Absent:  Scroggins.  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 7:35 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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