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:
Regular Meeting – 07/08/2019
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
John Kolkovich (Ordinance Official)
James Land (Ordinance Official)
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.
Motion declared carried.
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