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City Council Meeting Minutes--July 22, 2019

August 13, 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, JULY 22, 2019

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 22, 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, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, 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 Jeff Scanzoni.

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Alderman Ryan Pritchett.

                                                                                                                       

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes  

           Regular Meeting – 07/08/2019

                      

Collector’s Report

                                State of Illinois (MFT Allotment)--$9,503.26

                                State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$48,440.27

                                State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$2,696.94

                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$48,196.80

                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$6,446.74

                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$7,216.65

                                State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$13,354.66

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$20.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$140.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$69.23

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$790.00               

                                Staunton Police Department (Registrations)--$35.00

                                Ribfest (Wristband Sales)--$1,716.00

                                Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$17,289.20

 

              Applications

                         John Kolkovich (Ordinance Official)

                         James Land (Ordinance Official)

 

            Claims

             July 22, 2019

             

Business Licenses Issued

                         Jet Clean Exterior Cleaning, LLC (Business License)

                         AKD Ice House, LLC (Business License)

                         St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church (Raffle License)

 

            Alderman Wallace asked if it was customary to have applicants listed as part of the           Consent Agenda.  Clerk Stiegemeier stated that they are always included on the

            agenda, and all applications are kept on file at City Hall according to their department.      

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Pritchett.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a liquor license application from St. Michael’s Parish for their upcoming Octoberfest, which will be held on October 5 and 6, 2019.  They are asking to have the license fee waived.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

                       

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

Some City of Staunton residents have received a letter from Robert Sanders Waste

            Systems regarding a trash rate increase effective August 1, 2019.  All residents are

            exempt from this since the local trash haulers submit a rate schedule at the beginning

of the year, with those rates in place for the calendar year.  If you received a letter from Sanders Waste, please disregard the notice as it will not apply to Staunton residents.

 

City Clerk Stiegemeier asked the newspaper reporter to please publish this so Staunton residents are aware that they are excempt from any trash hauler fee increases.

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Prior to the following motion being waived, Alderman Wallace asked if it was

customary to waive this fee, as it would only cost $20.00 per day.  St. Michael’s has

requested this in the past, but Wallace stated that she wasn’t in agreement with

waiving the fee, as the cost is very minimal, which would only be $40.00 for the

weekend.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Bodner to grant request from St. Michael’s Parish to issue a liquor license for their annual Octoberfest on October 5 and 6, 2019, with the liquor license fee being waived.  Ayes:  Johnson, Schrauth, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  Wallace, Hanks, Plenske.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried. 4 Ayes; 3 Naye

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to pay Invoice #1001 to Robert Sanders Waste Systems, Inc. for dumpster rental used to clean up property at 518 Washington in Staunton in the amount of $1,895.00.   Ayes:  Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Prior to the motion, Alderman Wallace asked Attorney Lading how close we were

to getting the condemned properties in front of a judge.  Lading stated that Attorney

J.D. Brandmeyer was in court this morning and that orders have been prepared

declaring 222 East Macoupin as abandoned.  The case is reset for a conference to

have a judicial deed entered.  If no defendats appear, the court should issue the deed

to the City at that time.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #493267 to Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard for Professional Services rendered regarding condemnation proceedings at 222 East Macoupin Street in the amount of $1,186.50.  Ayes:  Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

FINANCE–

 

Nothing to report.

 

WATER-

 

Motion by Schrauth, seconded by Bodner to pay Invoice #2006172 ($527.63) and #2006173 ($1,680.52) to Midwest Municipal Supply for materials used on the Hibbard/Henry/5th/Koko Lane extension water main project for the total amount of $2,208.15.  Ayes:  Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

           

STREET / SEWER

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Hanks to close East Pennsylvania Street from Ash to Taylor and Montgomery Street from Ash to Taylor for the upcoming Balloon Glow on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 12:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Harks, Schrauth, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absnet:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Plenske to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1994 Amending Chapter 27, Article IV Of The City Code To Prohibit Tobacco Possession, Use, And Consumption By Persons Under Twenty-One Years Of Age Within The City.  Ayes:  Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to approve Ordinance #1994 Amending Chapter 27, Article IV Of The City Code To Prohibit Tobacco Possession, Use, And Consumption By Persons Under Twenty-One Years Of Age Within The City.  Ayes:  Wallace, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  Johnson.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Johnson to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1995 An Ordinance To Install Stop Sign On West Pennsylvania Street At Its Intersection With North Franklin Street.  Ayes:  Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to approve Ordinance #1995 An Ordinance To Install Stop Sign On West Pennsylvania Street At Its Intersection With North Franklin Street.  Ayes:  Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Johnson to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1996 Authorizing An Agreement For The Purchase Of Certain Property (627 North Taylor).  Ayes:  Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to approve Ordinance #1996 Authorizing An Agreement For The Purchase Of Certain Property (627 North Taylor).  Ayes:  Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Johnson to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1997 Amending Zoning District Classification Of Property Located At 20391 Staunton Road, Staunton, Illinois (Re-Zone from A-1 to C-1).  Ayes:  Johnson, Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to approve Ordinance #1997 Amending Zoning District Classification Of Property Located At 20391 Staunton Road, Staunton, Illinois (Re-Zone from A-1 to C-1).  Ayes:  Hanks, Schrauth, Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Pritchett.  Motion carried.

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1998 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Cynthia Belin To Annex Property Located At 19476 Streeb Lane, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1999 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Douglas & Mary Ann Wyatt To Annex Property Located At 19544 Street Lane,

Staunton, IL  To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2000 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Sam

J. Sharp To Annex Property Located At 19312 Street Lane, Staunton, IL To The

City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2001 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Joseph R. & Shelia L. Slifka To Annex Property Located At 19168 Streeb Lane,

Staunton, IL And Parcel ID #01-000-077-02 To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2002 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Michael & Marianna Scheiter To Annex Property Located At 19460 Streeb Lane,

Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Ilinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2003 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Ron

Heigert To Annex Property Located At 19228 Streeb Lane, Staunton, IL To The

City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2004 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Vernon & Julie Parmley To Annex Property Located At 19164 Streeb Lane,

Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2005 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Joan

K. Crowe To Annex Property Located At 19430 Streeb Lane, Staunton, IL To The

City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2006 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Levi

J. Rosentretter & Lyndsie S. Springer To Annex Property Located At 19162

Streeb Lane, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2007 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Michael & Sherry Pirok To Annex Property Located At 19390 Street Lane,

Staunton, IL  To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2008 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Cheryl L. Moore To Annex Property Commonly Known As Streeb Lane,

Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2009 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Debra L. Schmidt Trustee Of The Schmidt Revocable Living Trust – Owner

And TDS Transport, Inc., By Jeff Schmidt, Director To Annex Property

Commonly Know As 98.32 Acres Of Vacant Land, Rock Crusher Road, Staunton,

IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

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 Johnson seconded by Councilmember Wallace to adjourn at 7:16 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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