MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 14, 2019
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus led the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.
III. ROLL CALL:
Prior to Roll Call being taken, Alderman Wallace requested to make a motion to not allow Alderman Schrauth attend tonight’s City Council Meeting electronically due to the fact that he hasn’t been in attendance at meetings for quite some time. She felt that there were several issues on the agenda this evening that he shouldn’t be allowed to vote on due to his lack of attendance and involvement these last couple of months. Alderman Johnson stated that he himself must attend electronically quite often due to his work schedule, so he was not in favor of approving such a motion. A motion was made by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to not allow Alderman Anthony Schrauth to attend tonight’s meeting electronically. At roll call vote, Ayes: Bodner, Wallace, Hanks. Nayes: Johnson, Taylor, Scanzoni. Abstain: Schrauth. Due to a tie vote, Mayor Neuhaus had to cast a vote and he voted no. The vote was 3 Ayes and 4 Nayes to not allow Alderman Schrauth to attend the meeting tonight electronically. The motion failed and Schrauth attended via cell phone.
City Clerk Stiegemeier called roll with the following persons
ATTENDING: Councilmembers Maria Bodner, Brooke Wallace, Rick Johnson, Randy Hanks, 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.
ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Anthony Schrauth and Jeff Scanzoni.