MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD AT THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 N. EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 10, 2020.
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, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, Attorney J.D. Brandmeyer, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.
NOT ATTENDING: City Attorney Phil Lading.
IV. APPOINTMENT AND OATH OF OFFICE
Motion by Bodner, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2020-04 Appointing Ryan Machota To The Position Of Ward 3 Alderman For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Prior to the roll call vote being taken, Alderman Wallace asked if anyone was aware of this appointment being on the agenda prior to the attorney email this past Friday. No Council Members were aware of the appointment. Wallace felt that this should have been publicly posted and everyone should have been made aware of the appointment. Wallace stated that she had no issues with Ryan Machota being appointed, but she was not please with the way it was handled, so for that reason she was voting no on the appointment. Alderman Hanks agreed that he also had nothing against Ryan, but he too was unhppy with the way it was handled. At roll call vote, Ayes: Johnson, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner. Nayes: Hanks, Wallace. Absent: None. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 2 Nayes.
City Clerk Stiegemeier administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Ward 3 Alderman Ryan Machota
V. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Bodner to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 01/27/2020
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$30.00
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00
Boeing Bicycle Club (Tourism Donation from Tour De Donut)--$3,500.00
Macoupin County Treasurer (Interest Earned on Real Estate Taxes)--$595.79
Macoupin County Treasurer (Interest Earned on Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$72.01
Macoupin County Treasurer (Interest Earned on TIF Taxes)--$81.98
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$50.00
Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$965.08
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$8,953.57
State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund Allotment)--$7,031.54
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$.50
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$742.11
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$144.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$10.00
Distributed by the Office Manager
February 10, 2020
Business Licenses Issued
Bank of Hillsboro (Business License)
Steadfast Homes, Inc. (Business License)
Mississippi Culture Artisan Ale Projects (Liquor License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner.
Motion declared carried.
VII . CORRESPONDENCE
Received a request from Amanda Daugherty to use the Fireman’s Park on Saturday, June 20, 2020 for the Miss Staunton Pageant, which is sponsored by the Staunton Chamber of Commerce, with the park rental fee being waived.
Received a letter from the Boeing Bicycle Club thanking the City of Staunton for their support of the Tour De Donut. They also sent a $3,500.00 check in appreciation of the City’s support. A copy of the letter is attached with the agenda packet.
Received a letter of resignation from part time Police Officer Eric Oller, dated January 30, 2020, effective immediately.
Received a phone request from, Jamie Kinder of the Staunton Post Prom Committee, asking to close Main Street on Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 3:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. for a Post Prom 5K Race Fundraiser
Received an email from Zion Early Childhood Education Center requesting to block the streets and intersections that border Zion Lutheran School (Wood, Henry, Hoxsey and Panhorst) from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 5, 2020, to allow daycare students to ride their bicycles around the school. They are also asking City workers to set up barricades that morning for the event.
VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Investment recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield CDARS Program:
Water Fund--$250,000.00 plus $1,059.50 interest