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City Council Meeting Minutes--January 28, 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 28, 2019

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 28, 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 – 01/14/2019

Executive Session – 01/14/2019

Collector’s Report

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

Staunton Police Department (Forfeiture Funds)--$530.40

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$13,880.54

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$42,637.63

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,407.68

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,954.63

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$25,371.03

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$232.98

Boeing Bicycle Club (Tourism Donation from Tour De Donut)--$3,300.00

Super 8 – Hotel/Motel Tax for December 2108 - $1,535.30

Applications

Claims

January 28, 2019

Business Licenses Issued

St. Paul UCC Exhale Youth Group (Raffle License)

Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Scanzoni.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

Ben, Heather and Greg Watters were in attendance to discuss property that was recently purchased by Ben from his grandmother. He is asking to not annex the 20 acres that he just bought, and would prefer to pre-annex, if possible. Greg also stated that his mother in law had paid to run a water line back to the property 20 years ago and he was asking about the situation with that water line. Mayor Neuhaus recommended that they come to a committee meeting to discuss these issues next Monday. A committee meeting will be scheduled.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received a letter from the Boeing Bicycle Club thanking the City of Staunton for their

support of the Tour De Donut. They also sent a $3,300.00 check in appreciation of the City’s support. A copy of the letter is attached with the agenda packet.

VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Nothing to report.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.

FINANCE–

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to pay invoice to John H Crawford & Assoc. in the amount of $35,000 (to date $170,000) for Ginseng Creek Design Engineering – to be paid from Storm Water Fund. Ayes: Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde. Nayes: Johnson. Absent: Scanzoni. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to pay invoice to John H Crawford & Assoc. in the amount of $25,000 for Ginseng Creek Easement Preparations – to be paid from Storm Water Fund. Ayes: Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde. Nayes: Johnson. Absent: Scanzoni. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.

UTILITIES-

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scroggins to pay Invoice #2001109 to Midwest Municipal Supply for new Sampling Stations on Renken Road in the amount of $1,005.34. Ayes: Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni. Motion carried.

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scroggins to pay Invoice #11296308 to Hach Co. for Nitrification Control Kit used for chemical testing in water in the amount of $1,886.10. Ayes: Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni. Motion carried.

STREET-

Nothing to report.

PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.

TOURISM –

Nothing to report.

PERSONNEL –

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson to hire Stacy Crocker as full time police dispatcher. Ayes: Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni. Motion carried.

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson to hire the following 10 part time dispatchers:

Edward Hirschl, Martin Carlen, Caleb Hartwig, Kathleen Fite, Austin Scarsdale, Tori Hill, Janice McGhee, Jerry Cahill, Kylee Cherry and Kimberly Adler. Ayes: Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni. Motion carried.

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson to hire the following 5 part time police officers:

Eric Oller, Ron Maedge, Gary Cranner, James McCaughlin and Lewis Haynes. Ayes:

Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner. Nayes: None.

Absent: Scanzoni. Motion carried.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

Nothing to report.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.

XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Nothing to report.

XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

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

to discuss Real Estate Acquistion pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) 5. Ayes: Garde,

Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner. Nayes: None. Absent:

Scanzoni. Motion carried.

Motion by Garde, seconded by Bodner to return to regular order of business at 7:23

P.M. Ayes: Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde. 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 Scroggins to adjourn at 7:24 P.M. All present voting aye, motion carried.

Prepared by:

Dennis K. Stiegemeier City Clerk

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