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City Council Meeting Minutes--January 14, 2019

January 29, 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, JANUARY 14, 2019

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 14, 2019

 

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.

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Alderman Jeff Scanzoni.

                                                                                                                                   

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 12/10/2018

           Executive Session – 12/10/2018

          

Collector’s Report

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$750.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Parking Fines)--$25.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$30.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$20.00

                                State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,591.66

                                State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,161.73

                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,966.32

                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$8,825.88

                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$29,262.62

                                State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$13,113.70

                                State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$51,870.38

                                State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$51,086.16

                                State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$571.15

                                State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$1,914.88

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$113.64

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$114.54

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$2,241.24

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$143.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$50.00

                                MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$214.54

                                Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$16,593.33

                                Illinois Public Risk Fund(2018 Safety Grant)--$3,666.00

                                Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatching Fee/December)--$500.00

                                TDS Transport (Donation to Police Department)--$500.00

                                M & M Service Co. (Sievers Farm Income)--$8,021.05

                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,744.08

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$25.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,052.88

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$162.00

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

                                Macoupin County Cirucit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$10.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$150.00

 

              Applications

                        Edward Hirschl (Police Dispatcher)

                        Austin Scarsdale (Police Dispatcher)

                        Richard Fletcher (Police Dispatcher)

                        Donna Moffitt (Police Dispatcher)

                        Caleb Hartwig (Police Dispatcher)

                        Alicia DeWitt (Police Dispatcher)

                        Melissa Kyle (Police Dispatcher)

                        Dustin Coonce (Police Dispatcher)

                        Brittany Floyd (Police Dispatcher)

                        Misty Fritz (Police Dispatcher)

                        Jerry Cahill (Police Dispatcher)

                        Stacey Crocker (Police Dispatcher)

                        Tori Hill (Police Dispatcher)

                        Samantha Pilger (Police Dispatcher)

                        Kimberly Adler (Police Dispatcher)

                        Jessica Lilley (Police Dispatcher)

                        Ronald Maedge (Police Officer)

                        Andrew Bode (Police Officer)

                        Lewis Haines III (Police Officer)

                        Kenneth Elliott (Police Officer)

 

Claims

             December 24, 2018

             January 14, 2019

 

Business Licenses Issued

                         Friends of Community Hospital of Staunton (Raffle License)

                         VFW Post #1241 Queen of Hearts Raffle (Raffle License)

                         Staunton Sportsman Club (Raffle License)

                         Flowers Sanitation Service (Trash Collector License)

                         Robert “Bob” Sanders Waste Systems (Trash Collector License)

                         Republic Services, Inc. (Trash Collector License)

                         Waste Management of Illinois (Trash Collector License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Scanzoni.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a letter from Madison Communications updating the City of their 2018

            accomplishments as well as notifying of upcoming rate changes.  A copy of the letter

            is attached with the agenda packet.

 

Received a note from Zion Lutheran Church requesting to make the following streets one way on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. for their annual Sausage Supper:

            Hoxsey Street from Henry to Panhorst

            Panhorst Street from Hoxsey to Wood

            Wood Street from Panhorst to Henry

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

            The City of Staunton will be served by three residential trash haulers for the calendar

2019.  They are Flowers Sanitation Service, Robert “Bob” Sanders Waste Systems and Waste Management of Illinois.  Republic Services has renewed their license, however, they will only offer commercial services.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske to approve request from Zion Lutheran Church to make the following streets one way for their annual Sausage Supper on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.:

Hoxsey Street from Henry to Panhorst

Panhorst Street from Hoxsey to Wood

Wood Street from Panhorst to Henry

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

None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Scroggins to pay Invoice #464300 to Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard for Professional Services rendered regarding the Teamster’s Contract negotiations in the amount of $2,013.83.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #95040 to Anthony Supply Co. for fencing replacement at Field 4 in the amount of $11,350.65, upon receipt of Certified Payroll.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to transfer $70,000.00 from Civic Improvement Fund to Park and Recreation Fund, as budgeted.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scroggins to proceed with obtaining easements for the sewer main extension project from Herman Road to El Indio Restaurant, with the total cost for the easements not to exceed $2,000.00.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Plenske to proceed with engineering the sewer main extension from Herman Road to El Indio Restaurant, at a cost of $22,800.00.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #2000386 to Midwest Municipal Supply for materials on Madison Street – 7th to 14th Street water main project in the amount of $3,480.00.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  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—

 

            Nothing to report.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

     Nothing to report.

 

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

             

On behalf of the City of Staunton, Mayor Neuhaus congratulated Linda Painter and  Randy Williams on their recent retirements from the Staunton Police Department.  Linda was a full time dispatcher and retired after 18 years of service and Randy, a full time police officer, retired after 23 years of service.  The Council thanked them for their years of service with a round of applause.  A party honoring the retirees will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the Staunton VFW Hall.

 

Also, a big thank you went out to the Street Department on their outstanding job of clearing the streets after the snow storm this past weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

XII.    EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

            Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to go in to Executive Session at 7:12 P.M.

      to discuss Real Estate Acquisition and Litigation.  Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (1); 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (2) and 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (8).  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth. Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

 Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson to return to regular order of business at 7:31

 P.M.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson. 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 7:32 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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