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 25, 2019
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 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, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Attorney J. D. Brandmeier, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Scroggins to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 03/11/2019
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,030.46
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$30,887.07
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$18,572.05
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,095.39
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$28,961.62
March 25, 2019
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Garde, Johnson, Scroggins, Plenske, Schrauth, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.
Motion declared carried.
Norman Yeager from Extreme Pyrotechnics was in attendance to address the Council regarding the upcoming Fireworks Display, which will be held at the Homecoming Celebration on June 23, 2019. Mr. Yeager said this is his 14th year doing the show with the City of Staunton. He is planning to have a bigger, better show by using larger caliber shells. The show will also open with three 300’ fireworks that will really “scream” loud. He thanked the Council for their continued support.
Received a letter from Eagle Scout Norman Carnaby requesting to use Duda Garden for his Eagle Scout Court of Honour on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M., with the park rental fee being waived. He is also inviting the City Council to the event and see his Eagle Scout Project, which was erected at Duda Garden.
Received a letter from Madison Communications reporting their success in exceeding requirements regarding complaint reporting to the Illinois Commerce Commission
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Investments recently matured at Bank of Springfield (CDARS Investments):
Band Fund - $15,000.00 plus $88.77 interest
DUI Fund - $10,000.00 plus $59.18 interest
FICA Fund - $30,000.00 plus $179.51 interest
Investments recently matured at Bank of Springfield:
Telecommunications Fund - $100,000.00 plus $1,341.94 interest
Infrastructure Fund - $100,000.00 plus $1,341.94 interest
Bond / Interest Fund - $150,000.00 plus $2,012.88 interest
Reserve Fund - $50,000.00 plus $670.94 interest
Investments recently purchase at Bank of Springfield for 16 months at 2.42%:
Telecommunications Fund - $101,341.94
Insfrastructure Fund - $101,341.94
Reserve Fund - $50,670.94
Bond / Interest Fund - $152,012.88
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Nothing to report.
PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –
Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Bodner to spend up to $4,000.00 from Miller Brothers for lawn chemicals and grass seed for the baseball diamonds and soccer fields. Ayes: Johnson, Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Scroggins to purchase X-Mark Zero Turn Mower from Sievers Equipemnt Co. in the amount of $10,399.20. Ayes: Scroggins, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Bodner to approve Quote from Hutchinson Recreation & Design for 100 yards of wood fiber mulch at a cost of $2,360.00. Ayes: Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Scroggins. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.