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City Council Meeting Minutes--March 9, 2020

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 9, 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, Ryan Machota, 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.

ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Jeff Scanzoni (called at 7:03 P.M.)

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 02/24/2020

Executive Session – 02/24/2020

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,279.15

Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$1,021.49

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$352.10

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$167.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$14.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$20.00

Applications

Jim Allan (Code Enforcement Officer)

John P. (Jack) Kolkovich (Code Enforcement Officer)

Brian Markowitz (Code Enforcement Officer)

Monthly Reports

Distributed by Office Manager

Claims

March 9, 2020

Business Licenses Issued

Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Scanzoni.

Motion declared carried.

Alderman Scanzoni called at 7:03 P.M. to electronically attend the City Council Meeting.

V. GUESTS

Bill Helfer was in attendance and wanted to express his support for John Kolkovich as the Code Enforcement Officer. He had heard that Kolkovich has applied for the job. Helfer was told that interviews will be held soon for the position.

Jonathon Powe, who resides at 429 West Prairie Street addressed the Council regarding an individual repeatedly harassing him regarding problems with his property. Mr. Powe is tired of being harassed by this individual, so he has been in contact with his landlord and his lawyer, and if no proof of violations has been turned in to the police department by 10:00 A.M. on March 10, he will be filing a lawsuit against the individual for harassment. He was unaware of anyone else complaining about his property.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received an email from Kelly Smith of the Staunton Baseball/Softball League, requesting approval from the City for the League to have their annual parade on

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:00 A.M., with a rain date set for Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the same time. The parade will begin at City Hall and proceed east on Main Street and then north on Easton Street, ending at the ball park.

VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Statement of Economic Interests have been delivered from Macoupin County Clerk

Pete Duncan. He is requesting to have them returned to his office by March 31st.

Please return completed forms to me or to City Hall by March 25th and I will get them

sent in to the County.

IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Hanks to grant request from the Staunton Baseball/Softball League to have their annual parade on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:00 A.M., with a rain date set for Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the same time. The parade will start at City Hall and proceed East on Main Street and north on Easton Street, ending at the ball park. Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.