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City Council Meeting Minutes--November 12, 2019

November 26, 2019

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Pro-Tem Maria Bodner called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Novemberber 12, 2019

 

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

 

            Mayor Pro-Tem Maria Bodner 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, Randy Hanks, Chad Plenske, Ailee Taylor, Jeff Scanzoni, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

 

            ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE:  Alderman Rick Johnson.

 

            NOT ATTENDING:  Mayor Craig Neuhaus and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

                                                                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

Wallace moved, seconded by Hanks to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:

                      

Minutes  

           Regular Meeting – 10/28/2019

                      

Collector’s Report

                                Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$4,087.23

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$50.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$99.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,115.26

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$96.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$8.00

                                State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$52,676.19

 

              Applications

 

            Monthly Reports

                        Distributed by Office Manager

 

            Claims

             November 12, 2019

             

Business Licenses Issued

                          Chills Brothers / Neal Carnaby (Solicitor’s License)

                          Staunton Band Boosters (Raffle License)

                          Staunton Soccer (Raffle License)

                          Staunton FFA Alumni (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  None.

            ABSTAIN:  Plenske.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                       

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received an email from Zion Lutheran Church requesting no parking on the north side of Henry Street from Elm to Wood Street on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. for their Live Nativity.  They are also requesting to use nine barricades to block the parking spaces.

 

Received a note from Ralph Blotevogal stating that he will be resigning from the Staunton City Cemetery Board

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Investment recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:

            Infrastructure Fund--$200,000.00 plus $5,100.00 interest    

           

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Scanzoni to approve request from Zion Lutheran Church to have no parking on the north side of Henry Street from Elm to Wood Street on Sunday December 8, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. for their Live Nativity.  Ayes:  Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Plenske to approve 2020 Worker’s Compensation Renewal with Illinois Public Risk Fund at a cost of $46,932.00.  This is $8,619.00 less than last years premium.  Ayes:  Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

WATER-

 

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Plenske to approve Quote #100502682v1 from Hach Co. for replacement probe for PH tester in the amount of $1,132.00.  Ayes:  Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Plenske to approve Quote #100500317v1 from Hach Co. for fluoride analyzer repairs in the amount of $2,432.00.  Ayes:  Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Plenske to approve Renewal Quote with Hach Co. for annual maintenance at the water treatment plant in the amount of $10,056.00.  Starting date is January 1, 2020 and end date is December 31, 2020.  Ayes:  Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Taylor to proceed with design engineering with John H. Crawford & Associates for East Pearl to East Macoupin Street watermain project in 2020.  Prior to the roll call vote being taken, Alderman Wallace asked if there was an estimate for the cost of the design fees associated with the project.  Public Works Director Kuethe had the estimate and brought a copy to the Council.  Alderman Wallace stated that the estimated cost of $44,211.00 is just under the threshold amount of $45,000.00, which would mean that the City would be able to seek other bids, and not necessarily go with the lowest bid, but rather the best quality based bid.  Alderman Taylor rescinded her second to the motion and Alderman Hanks re-stated the motion as follows:

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Plenske to proceed with design engineering at a cost not to exceed $44,211.00 with John H. Crawford & Associates for East Pearl to East Macoupin Street watermain project in 2020.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

STREET / SEWER

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PERSONNEL –

             

            Motion by Bodner, seconded by Hanks to hire Joshua Thorn as part time yard waste

            attendant at a rate of $9.29 per hour.  Ayes:  Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks,

            Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried. 

            Alderman Bodner will be meeting with both part time yard waste attendants to

            work out a schedule.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2032 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 1285 S. Hackman Street, Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Taylor to approve Ordinance #2032 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 1285 S. Hackman Street, Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2033 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 706 S. Wood Street, Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #2033 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 706 S. Wood Street, Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Taylor to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2034 Authorizing Opening Of Bids For Real Property Commonly Known As 307 East Mill Street At The Regular City Council Meeting On December 9, 2019.  Ayes:  Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #2034 Authorizing Opening Of Bids For Real Property Commonly Known As 307 East Mill Street At The Regular City Council Meeting On December 9, 2019.  Ayes:  Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Taylor to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2035 Authorizing Opening Of Bids For Real Property Commonly Known As 222 East Macoupin Street At The Regular City Council Meeting On December 9, 2019.  Ayes:  Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Plenske to approve Ordinance #2035 Authorizing Opening Of Bids For Real Property Commonly Known As 222 East Macoupin Street At The Regular City Council Meeting On December 9, 2019.  Ayes:  Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2036 Enacting A Policy Statement Expressing A

Commitment To Encourage The Development Of Business Entities And The

Hiring Of Individuals Defined As Minorities, Women And Persons With

Disabilities Within The Macoupin County Enterprise Zone

 

1st reading of Ordinance #2037 Establishing An Enterprise Zone Within The

City Of Carlinville, The City Of Gillespie, The City Of Bunker Hill, The City

Of Staunton, The Village Of Royal Lakes And Macoupin County, Illinois

Subject To The Enterprise Zone Act Of The State Of Illinois-Macoupin County

Enterprise Zone And Authorizing Entering Into An Intergovernmental

Cooperation Agreement

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2019-21 Appointing Tami Kershaw To The Staunton Cemetery Board.  Ayes:  Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

     Alderman Taylor asked how things were coming along with the codification updates

     to the Zoning Code.  Attorney Lading stated that Alderman Wallace has done a lot of

     work making revisions and he feels the code is getting close to being finalized.  A

     Public Hearing will be held before the Zoning Hearing Officer, who will then make

     the revised recommendations to the Council. 

 

     Alderman Taylor also asked if anyone has heard anything regarding the replacement

     of Ward 3 Alderman, which has left a vacancy due to the recent resignation.  No one

     has heard anything about a replacement as of this time.

 

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

 

 Attorney Lading made mention that today is City Clerk Stiegemeier’s 60th Birthday!

 

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 Plenske seconded by Councilmember Hanks to adjourn at 7:25  P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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