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City Council Meeting Minutes--September 9, 2019

September 24, 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, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 9, 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, Ailee Taylor, 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.

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Aldermen Anthony Schrauth and Jeff Scanzoni.

                                                                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes  

           Regular Meeting – 08/26/2019

                      

Collector’s Report

                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,584.77

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Parking Fines)--$25.00

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$322,012.24

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes / Library)--$38,901.28

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Main Street TIF Distribution)--$23,903.33

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Distribution)--$17,991.65

                               

              Applications

                        Dakota Schlesser (Any Department)

 

            Monthly Reports

                        Distributed by Office Manager

 

 

            Claims

             September 9, 2019

             

Business Licenses Issued

                          Youniquely Yours Again (Business License)

                           The Macoupin Art Collective (Business License – Address Change)

                           Main Station Liquor & Wine (Class “A” Liquor License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

            AYES:   Wallace, Johnson, Hanks,  Plenske, Taylor, Bodner.

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

             

            Dave Volentine addressed the Council regarding his street closure request on the agenda this evening for Rooster’s Pub.  He wanted to amend his request to state that he would like for Elm Street to be closed from Main Street going north to the south side of Duda Drive.  This will make Duda Drive accessible from the east and the west ends.  He is also going to have a 20’ x 30’ tent erected on Elm Street on Saturday afternoon, September 14, and he has asked the tent company to come first thing Monday morning to tear the tent down.

                                               

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received an email from Rooster’s Pub, requesting to amend their road closure request that was approved at the April 8, 2019 City Council Meeting.  The original request was to close Elm Street from Main Street to Duda Garden on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. for their Anniversary Bash.  The request now is to change the closure time from 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 until 12:00 P.M. on Monday, September 16, 2019.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

Six of the nine duck blinds had been registered prior to the September 1st deadline.  The lottery draw for the remaining three blinds will be held at tonight’s City Council

            Meeting.  The lottery draw was held with three names in the drawing being Scott

            Billings, Ryan Machota and James Wallace.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Johnson to approve request from Rooster’s Pub to close Elm Street from Main Street to the south side of Duda Drive on Saturday, September14, 2019 from 12:00 P.M. until 12:00 P.M. on Monday, September 16, 2019 for their Anniversary Bash.  Ayes:  Johnson, Plenske, Taylor, Bodner.  Nayes:  Hanks, Wallace. Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Motion carried 4 Ayes; 2 Nayes.  Alderman Wallace stated her reason for the no vote was a concern with having Elm Street closed until noon on Monday with all businesses on Main Street being open by that time.

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Plenske to approve purchasing three ballistic vests for the Police Department at a cost not to exceed $2,500.00.  Ayes:  Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth,, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Plenske to table paying Invoice #19-2235 to Illinois Codification Services until the October 14, 2019 City Council Meeting for work completed on Zoning Code updates in the amount of $1,842.50.  Ayes:  Plenske, Taylor, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

FINANCE–

 

Nothing to report.

 

WATER-

 

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #2008061 from Midwest Municipal Supply for additional materials for the Streeb Lane water main project in the amount of $2,516.89.  Alderman Wallace asked if this was in addition to the original bid and Public Works Director Kuethe stated that this was for swapping out one kind of pipe for another.  The new pipe will be pulled through a bore and this type of pipe is more expensive, however, the pipe listed on the original bid will not be used.  Ayes:  Plenske, Taylor, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Wallace to approve spending up to $1,000.00 for incidental materials for the Streeb Lane water main project.  Ayes:  Taylor, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

STREET / SEWER

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PERSONNEL –

             

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Plenske to create position for Zoning & Ordinance  Official.  Ayes:  Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.          

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Wallace to advertise for Zoning & Ordinance Official upon completion of the job description.  Ayes:   Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Alderman Plenske asked the timeline for this to happen and Alderman Bodner explained that everyone will be going over the first draft of the job description tonight.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2015 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory

Commonly Known As 148 S. Della Lane To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin

County, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2016 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory

Commonly Known As 84 Della Lane To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin

County, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2017 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory

Commonly Known As 20151 Staunton Road To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin

County, Illinois

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2018 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory

Commonly Known As 20708 Staunton Road To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin

County, Illinois

 

NO reading of Ordinance #2019 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory To The

City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (17320 VFW Road, Staunton, IL)

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Plenske to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2020 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Lions Club To Conduct Their Annual Candy Day Sale Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 19, 2019).  Ayes:  Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Bodner, Wallace.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #2020 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Lions Club To Conduct Their Annual Candy Day Sale Drive At The Intersection  Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 19, 2019).  Ayes:  Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Motion carried. 

 

            Prior to the following motion being made, Alderman Wallace asked Alderman

            Bodner to give a brief explanation on the Mitigation Plan.  Bodner stated that Public

            Works Director Kuethe and Chief Doerr have a plan, but as of this time the City does

            not have a formal plan in place.  Since that is the case, the City falls under the County

            Emergency Plan.  Mayor Neuhaus stated that the County got a grant to put a plan

            together, and this plan is to be adopted by everyone in the County that doesn’t have a

            plan in place.  The Mitigation Plan is 374 pages, but if anyone is interested in a copy,

            it would be available at City Hall.  This is the plan that would be in place until each

            City would adopt their own plan.  Alderman Wallace stated that in the plan it states

            that the City would agree to participate annually and also on five year updates of the

            plan.

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Bodner to approve Resolution #2019-16 Adopting The Macoupin County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation Plan.  Ayes:  Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

     Nothing to report.

 

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

 

 Nothing to report.

 

 

 

 

XII.    EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

            Motion by Johnson, seconded by Wallace to go in to Executive Session at 7:27 P.M.

      to discuss Personnel, Pusuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (1) and Potential Real Estate  Acquisition, Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) )5) Ayes:  Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Bodner.   Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Schrauht, Scanzoni.  Motion

            carried. 

 

             Motion by Johnson, seconded by Wallace to return to regular order of business at

             8:05 P.M.  Ayes:  Johnson, Hanks,  Plenske, Taylor, Bodner, Wallace.   Nayes:

             None.  Absent:  Schrauth, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

                                                                      

XIII.  MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION –

.          

           No motions were made from Executive Session.

 

XIV.   ADJOURNMENT

           

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Wallace seconded by Councilmember Hanks to adjourn at 8:06  P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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