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City Council Meeting Minutes--May 28, 2019

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD AT THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 N. EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 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, Brooke Wallace, Rick Johnson, Randy Hanks, Chad Plenske, Anthony Schrauth, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

IV. OATH OF OFFICE

City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier administered the Oath of Office to the following newly elected Alderman:

Anthony Schrauth.

V. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 05/13/2019

Executive Session – 05/13/2019

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$40.00

Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$7,330.44

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$6,378.27

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$12,411.15

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$103,198.29

MJM Electric (Utility Tax)--$166.38

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$18,621.46

Renken Road Water System --$9,399.75

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$1,778.25

Applications

Claims

May 28, 2019

Business Licenses Issued

Pearl Essence by Vicki Studio (Business License Address Change)

Staunton Helping Hands Center (Raffle License)

Roll Call Vote

AYES: Wallace, Bodner, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Schrauth, Pritchett, Scanzoni.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

Motion declared carried.

VI. GUESTS

VII . CORRESPONDENCE

VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT

IX. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

X. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Nothing to report.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.

FINANCE–

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Scanzoni to seek bids for asbestos removal on City

owned Main Street Buildings. Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett,

Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

WATER –

Motion by Schrauth, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #475713 to Utility Service Co. for Annual Maintenance on the elevated south water tower in the amount of $22,197.03. Ayes: Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Schrauth, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice dated May 21, 2019 to John H.. Crawford & Associates for Design Completed on the Renken Road/VFW Road Water Line Replacement IEPA Permit in the amount of $1,827.50. Ayes: Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

STREET/SEWER –

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Wallace to pay Invoice #5451163 to Vandevanter Engineering for Annual Maintenance performed at the Main Lift Station in the amount of $5,303.00. Ayes: Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Hanks to pay Invoice #5451164 to Vandevanter Engineering for Annual Maintenance performed at the Small Flygt Lift Stations in the amount of $3,126.00. Ayes: Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.

TOURISM –

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Pritchett to close the following streets for Ribfest on Saturday, July 13, 2019, with all closures beginning at 12:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 13 and ending at 6:00 A.M. on Sunday, July 14 (or until all tents and stages have been removed): Main Street from Edwardsville to Laurel Street, including all intersections; Elm Street from the First National Bank driveway and heading north to where Elm Street ends; Union Street from Pearl to Main. Ayes: Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Plenske to close the following streets for the Tour de Donut on Saturday, July 13, 2019: From 6:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Montgomery Street from Easton Street to Ash Street (including all intersections) and all of Park Lane. From 8:50 A.M. until all Tour de Donut riders have passed and for Main Street from Easton Street to Laurel Street and Laurel Street from East Pearl Street to East North Street. Ayes: Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL –

Nothing to report.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Bodner to approve Ordinance #1986 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Tracy Brooks (For Kenneth Brooks – Deceased) To Annex Property Located At 2213 Parksville Lane, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation). Ayes: Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1987 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Jacob H. Wilson To Annex Property Located At 16174 VFW Road, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation). Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #1988 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Chad R. & Julie A. Matesa To Annex Property Located At 9354 State Route 4, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation). Ayes: Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to approve Ordinance #1989 Approving An Annexation Agreement With David & Susan Cisler To Annex Property Located At 8954 Renken Road, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation). Ayes: Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace,, seconded by Pritchett to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1991 Establishing Limitations On Parking On The East Side Of Deneen Street From West Lafayette Street To Miller Drive On Days And During Hours That The High School Or Elementary School Is In Session. Ayes: Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Pritchett to approve Ordinance #1991 Establishing Limitations On Parking On The East Side Of Deneen Street From West Lafayette Street To Miller Drive On Days And During Hours that The High School Or Elementary School Is In Session. Alderman Wallace asked when the signs would be going up and Public Works Director Kuethe stated that he wasn’t sure when they would be delivered, but they would be up before school went back in session. Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Bodner to approve Resolution #2019-04 Re-Appointing Mike Kuethe As Director Of Public Works For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Johnson to approve Resolution #2019-05 Re-Appointing Dennis Stiegemeier As City Collector For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to approve Resolution #2019-06 Re-Appointing Jeff Doerr As Chief Of Police For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Bodner to approve Resolution #2019-07 Re-Appointing Gina Verticchio To The Position Of Zoning Hearing Officer For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Johnsonto approve Resolution #2019-08 Re-Appointing Philip J. Lading As City Attorney For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Prior to the roll call vote being taken, Alderman Wallace stated that she has an issue with the costs incurred to the City. Wallace will be working with Lading to come up with ways to keep the costs down and also to attempt to reduce internal costs as well. There were several litigation issues that added to those attorney fees in the past year, but those issues have all been resolved. With that being said, Wallace will be voting no for Attorney Lading’s re-appointment. At roll call vote; Ayes: Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Schrauth, Pritchett. Nayes: Wallace, Hanks, Plenske. Absent: None. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 3 Nayes.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Johnson to approve Resolution #2019-09 Approving A Settlement Contract And Release Between The City Of Staunton And The Macoupin County Housing Authority. Ayes: Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Wallace, seconced by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2019-10 Re-Appointing Michelle Heim-Streeb To the Position of Zoning Adminstrator For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Wallace, Johnson, Schrauth, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: None. Moton carried 7 Ayes; 1 Naye.

XI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.

XII. NEW BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.

XIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

No Executive Session was held.

XV. MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION –

No motions were made from Executive Session.

XVI. ADJOURNMENT

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Scanzoni, seconded by Councilmember Wallace to adjourn at 7:15 PM. All present voting aye, motion carried.

Prepared by:

Dennis K. Stiegemeier City Clerk

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