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City Council Meeting Minutes--March 11, 2019

March 26, 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, MARCH 11, 2019

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Pro-Tem Maria Bodner called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 11, 2019

 

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

 

            Mayor Pro-Tem Maria Bodner 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, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

 

            ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE:  Alderman Ray Scroggins.

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Mayor Craig Neuhaus.

                                                                                                           

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 02/25/2019

           Executive Session – 02/25/2019

          

Collector’s Report

                                Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$30.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$25.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Donation from Kay Kilduff Memorials)--$1,030.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,999.72

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$341.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$60.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$4.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$236.14

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Tax Interest)--$144.67

                                Max B. Mullins Salvage, Inc. (Street Dept. Metal Scrap)--$391.50

                                State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$755.31

                                State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$49,903.92

 

              Applications

                       

Claims

             March 11, 2019

             

Business Licenses Issued

                          Ink Forge

                          Concordia Hall (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  None.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

           

            Police Chief Jeff Doerr made special mention of the donations that the Staunton Police Department received in memory of former part time police dispatcher Kay Kilduff.  $1,030.00 was given in Kay’s memory, and Chief Doerr thanked the family for making the police department a designee for memorials.                                                                  

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received an e-mail from Bill Boster, representing the Staunton Little League, requesting permission to host their annual Little League Parade on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., with a rain date being Saturday, May 18, 2019           

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Investments recently cashed in at First National Bank:

             ESDA Fund--$10,000.00 plus $128.72 interest

             MFT Fund--$100,000.00 plus $1,287.21 interest

             Depreciation Fund--$15,000.00 plus $193.08 interest

             Bond / Interest Fund--$50,000.00 plus $643.60 interest

             Water Fund--$50,000.00 plus $643.60 interest

             Sewer Fund--$100,000.00 plus $1,287.21 interest

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

             Events scheduled for the City of Staunton, 2019

             Kite Festival – April 27

             City Wide Yard Sales – June 7 and 8

             Tour de Donut and Ribfest – July 13

             Balloon Glow – August 17

             Art Fair – September 20 and 21

             Trunk or Treat – October 27

             Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting – December 6

             Snack with Santa – December 7       

 

             The “Traveling Help Desk” was held today at City Hall by a representative for

             Congressman Rodney Davis.  This was discussed at the last City Council Meeting. 

             Attendance was very small for the event.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Scanzoni to grant request from the Staunton Little League to host their annual Little League Parade on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00 A.M.  In case of inclement weather, the parade would be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  Ayes:  Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #57184 from Illinois Public Risk Fund  for $1,298.00, which is the balance due following the completion of the Workers’ Compensation Audit.  Ayes:  Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scroggins to approve Electric Service Agreement with Homefield Energy for City municipal locations.  Ayes:   Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

                       

UTILITIES-

 

Nothing to report.

           

STREET-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #1928 to Laughlin Electric, Inc. for street light lamp upgrades as well as lamp upgrades at City Hall and the Public Works Building in the amount of $947.00.  Payment will be split accordingly.

Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.  Alderman Garde thanked Troy Laughlin for working with the City to obtain the Ameren Grant, as this will save the City a considerable amount on the monthly electric bills after completing the lighting upgrades.

 

            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 waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1975 Amending Chapter 27, Article IV Of The City Code Regarding Tobacco Possession By Minors Within The City.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scroggins, seconded by Scroggins to approve Ordinance #1975 Amending Chapter 27, Article IV Of The City Code Regarding Tobacco Possession By Minors Within The City.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1976 Annexing Certain Territory To The City Of

Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (1051 North Easton Street)

 

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 Plenske seconded by Councilmember Scanzoni to adjourn at 7:09 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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