MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 10, 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 Brooke Wallace, Randy Hanks, Chad Plenske, Anthony Schrauth, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Attorney John Gilbert (respresenting City Attorney Phil Lading) and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.
ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Rick Johnson.
NOT ATTENDING: Alderman Maria Bodner, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and City Attorney Phil Lading.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Scanzoni moved, seconded by Plenske to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 05/28/2019
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00
Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$300.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$739.05
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$52.69
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$40.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$8.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$74.00
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Fees)--$1,500.00
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,374.95
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$54,077.37
June 10, 2019
Business Licenses Issued
Staunton High School Golf Team (Raffle License)
Staunton Jr. High School Cheerleading (Raffle License)
Cavrest, Inc. d/b/a Cavataio’s Restaurant (Liquor License)
El Indio of Staunton, Inc. (Liquor License)
Asian Bistro By Olette, Inc. (Liquor License)
Cash Out Gaming, Inc. (Liquor License)
Mr. T’s Tavern and Liquor Store, Inc. (Liquor License)
Skeeter’s Pub, Inc. (Liquor License)
Green Room Gaming, LLC (Liquor License)
Concordia Hall, Inc. (Liquor License)
R & B’s Family Restaurant (Liquor License)
Staunton Food & Liquor (Liquor License)
Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC d/b/a Circle K (Liquor Licenses)
Casey’s General Store #1956 (Liquor License)
Casey’s General Store #1547 (Liquor License)
Staunton Columbian Club (Liquor License)
Shriya Staunton, Inc. d/b/a Main Street Liquor & Wine (Liquor License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Schrauth, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Wallace.
Motion declared carried.
John Fassero and Scott Fischer, representing the Heritage Community Band, requested to come and speak to the Council about funding reimbursement to the City from the Music Performance Trust Fund. John and Scott, along with the Musician’s Union, work together every year to get reimbursement to the City for salaries that are paid to the band members for the five concerts that they do every year in Staunton. Their first performance was on Memorial Day, and the other concerts will be on July 11, 18, 25 and August 1st. In the past, the City has received approximately one third of the $5,000.00 that are paid to band members. This year, they have done some negotiating and are expecting the City to receive about $2,500.00, which would be nearly half of the band salaries. Mr. Fassero stated that they work with the Musicians Union and the local communities to keep these concerts going. John also thanked the City of Staunton for their continued support of these concerts, and Mayor Neuhaus stated the the City would do everything they could to promote the events. In closing, Mr. Fassero stated that the Heritage Community Band is one of the oldest in the county, having been in existence since 1863. The Council thanked John and Scott for their presentation and encouraged the band to continue with these family friendly concerts.
Received a request from Norm Kimme, President of Concordia Hall, requesting to close South Union Street from 4th to 5th Street on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. for their annual Backyard Barbeque.
Received a liquor license application from the Staunton Fire Department for their annual Homecoming Celebration, which will be held on June 21, 22 and 23, 2019. They are requesting to have the liquor license fee waived.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT