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City Council Meeting Minutes--July 22, 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