MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 25, 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, Ailee Taylor, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe. Alderman Chad Plenske arrived at 7:03 P.M.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Taylor to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 11/12/2019
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$19,045.18
MJM Electric (Utility Tax)--$189.36
State of Illinois (MFT Tax Fund Allotment)--$10,092.27
State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund Allotment)--$6,939.83
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$35,606.17
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$13,429.53
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$6,104.19
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$6,342.75
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Tax Distribution)--$12,813.01
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Tax Distribution – Library)--$1,549.96
Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Distribution)--$5.75
Macoupin County Treasurer (Main Street TIF Distribution)--$41.59
TDS Transport (Police Department Donation)--$500.00
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (November Dispatch Fee)--$500.00
Village of Livingston (Water Leak Repair Reimbursement)--$693.00
November 25, 2019
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner.
Motion declared carried.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. All public works employees, except one water treatment plant employee, will be off those days as well.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Alderman Plenske arrived to the meeting at 7:03 P.M.
Motion by Taylor, seconded by Scanzoni to pay Invoice #3168 to Auto Sound and Security for labor and materials used in outfitting the new Dodge Durango police vehicle in the amount of $3,305.00. Approximately half of the cost is for labor and the other half is for additional supplies for the vehicle. Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –
Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Hanks to pay Invoice #9087 from Hap Industries, Inc. (Christmas Décor Systems) for Main Street Christmas decorations in the amount of $3,472.00. This is the first payment of a three year agreement that was approved at the June 10th City Council Meeting. Ayes: Hanks, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to approve change orders regarding asbestos abatement at the property at 129 East Main Street in the amount of $6,400.00, Ayes: Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Taylor, seconded by Plenske to approve Cost Estimate from John H. Crawford & Associates for Resident Engineering on the El Indio sanitary sewer main extension project in the amount of $28,000.00. Ayes: Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Hanks, seconded by Plenske to pay Inv