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City Council Meeting Minutes--December 10, 2018

January 15, 2019

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 10, 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, Ray, Scroggins, Chad Plenske, Anthony Schrauth, Ryan Pritchett, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

 

            ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE:  Alderman Jeff Scanzoni.

                                                                                                                       

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 11/26/2018

           Executive Session – 11/26/2018

          

Collector’s Report

                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,847.34

                                Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$18,628.56

                                Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$680.81

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$400.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$78,900.61

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$9,553.48

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Main Street TIF)--$2,972.14

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF)--$4,184.11

 

              Applications

                        Nicholas Sexton (Police Officer)

 

 

Claims

             December 10, 2018

 

Business Licenses Issued

                          Celtic Auto Sales & Service (Change of Location)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  None.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a letter from full time police dispatcher Linda Painter, notifying the City that she will be retiring on January 4, 2019 from her full time position, but would like to stay on as a part time dispatcher.  The letter is dated December 4, 2018.   

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

 Investment recently cashed in at First National Bank:

             Insurance Fund--$20,000.00 plus $120.57 interest

 

             Investments recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:

             Infrastructure Fund--$100,000.00 plus $1,414.60 interest

             Sewer Fund--$50,000.00 plus $707.29 interest

             Band Fund--$15,000.00 plus $212.19 interest

             DUI Fund--$10,000.00 plus $141.46 interest

             Water Fund--$50,000.00 plus $707.29 interest

             Bond / Interest Fund--$150,000.00 plus $2,121.90 interest

             FICA Fund--$15,000.00 plus $212.19 interest

             MFT Fund--$50,000.00 plus $707.29 interest

             Reserve Fund--$100,000.00 plus $1,414.60 interest

             Telecommunications Fund--$100,000.00 plus $1,860.96 interest

             Telecommunications Fund--$100,000.00 plus $1,414.60 interest

             Infrastructure Fund--$200,000.00 plus $3,721.91 interest

 

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

             Infrastructure Fund--$200,000.00 for 4 months at 2.40%

             Band Fund--$15,000.00 for 4 months at 2.40%

             DUI Fund--$10,000.00 for 4 months at 2.40%

             FICA Fund--$30,000.00 for 4 months at 2.40%

             Telecommunications Fund--$300,000.00 for 9 months at 2.55%

             Infrastructure Fund--$200,000.00 for 9 months at 2.55%

             Water Fund--$100,000.00 for 9 months at 2.55%

             Sewer Fund--$100,000.00 for 12 months at 2.70%

             Bond/Interest Fund--$150,000.00 for 12 months at 2.70%

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

             Petitions for the April 2nd, 2019 Consolidated Election can now be filed at City Hall

             through December 17, 2018.  City Hall Office will remain open until 5:00 P.M. on

             the final filing day, which is December 17, 2018.

 

             City Hall Office will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday December 25,

             2018 for the Christmas Holiday, and also closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for the

             New Year Holiday.  All public works employees, except for on water treatment plant

             employee will be off those days as well.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Garde to grant request from the Staunton Soccer Association to do improvements to the soccer complex as proposed by the Soccer Board.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Abstain:  Bodner.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried 7 Ayes; 1 Abstain.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to transfer $100,000.00 from the General Fund to the Water Fund.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scroggins to pay Invoice #CVC16606 to Civic Systems for travel expenses from City Hall computer training in the amount of $1,489.74.   Ayes:   Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #12088 from Microcomm for spare input module for Scada Computers in the amount of $6,494.00.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scroggins to pay Invoice dated November 30, 2018 from John H. Crawford & Associates for Design completed on the Water Line Replacement IEPA Permit on the Sportsman Loop Project in the amount of $1,694.50.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #456420 from Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C for Professional Services rendered regarding water treatment plant litigation in the amount of $2,143.81.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Plenske to accept bid from Midwest Municipal Supply for materials for the Sportsman Club Loop water main project in the amount of $11,601.20.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Johnson to accept bid from Midwest Municipal Supply for materials for the Henry/Hibbard/5th Street water main project in the amount of $88,783.18.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scroggins to accept bid from Midwest Municipal Supply for hydrants in the amount of $17,148.00.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

STREET-

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

                       

Nothing to report.

 

 

 

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to approve Christmas bonuses to City Employees as follows:

            $100.00 to Department Heads

            $70.00 to Full Time Employees

            $40.00 to Part Time Employees with more than 250 hours per year

            Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson. 

            Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Garde to approve 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.  Ayes:   Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  Johnson.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried 7 Ayes; 1 Naye.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

     Nothing to report.

 

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

             

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to cancel the second December, 2018 regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

XII.    EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

            Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scroggins to go in to Executive Session at 7:15 P.M.

            Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (1); 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (2) and 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (8). 

            Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.

            Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            Alderman Scanzoni left the meeting at this time.

 

            Motion by Plenske, seconded by Bodner to return to regular order of business at 7:44

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

            None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  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 7:45 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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