Recent Posts
Featured Posts

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.

FINANCE–

WATER-

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Plenske to seek bids for East Pearl Street to East Macoupin Street water main project. Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

STREET / SEWER

Motion by Machota, seconded by Plenske to pay Invoice #5473930 to Vandevanter Engineering for Annual Maintenance performed at the Small Flygt Lift Stations in the amount of $3,282.00. Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.

TOURISM –

Nothing to report.

PERSONNEL –

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Hanks to change Lori Grandone’s job title back to Book Keeper to match current job responsibilities. Ayes: Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

1st reading of Ordinance #2049 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Tonya C. & Richard Pieper, Sr. To Annex Property Located At 2270 Route 4,

Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

1st reading of Ordinance #2050 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Kathleen Bellovich To Annex Property Located At 9460 Schaefer Rd., Staunton,

IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

1st reading of Ordinance #2051 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Larry

& Marian Mayfield To Annex Property Located At 9350 Renken Rd., Staunton,

IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

1st reading of Ordinance #2052 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

Dennis & Louise Mayfield To Annex Property Located At 9362 Renken Rd.,

Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

1st reading of Ordinance #2053 Adopting Recommendations And Findings Of

Fact Of The Zoning Hearing Officer And Granting A Special Use Permit For

Property Located At 507 East Seventh Street, Staunton, Illinois

1st reading of Ordinance #2054 Authorizing An Agreement For The Purchase Of

Certain Property Located At 115 South Elm Street

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Hanks to approve Resolution #2020-06 Re-Designating And Re-Appointing Open Meetings Act Compliance Officers And Freedom Of Information Act Compliance Officers For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Plenske to approve Resolution #2020-07 Approving An Agreement With Credit Collection Partners For The Pursuit Of Collection On Behalf Of The City Of Unpaid Fines Or Penalties. Chief Doerr was given the name of the collection company from the Macoupin County Circuit Clerk’s office. Ayes: Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to approve Resolution #2020-08 A Resolution Adopting A Policy Providing For Economic Development Funding Assistance For The City Of Staunton’s Tax Increment Financing Districts And Approving The Initial

Downtown TIF Grant Program Application Form. The supporting documents for this

Resolution were prepared by TIF Attorney Terry Bruckert and were sent on to City

Attorney Lading for some slight modifications and disclaimers. This is a Resolution

that will need to be approved annually. Prior to the roll call vote, a brief discussion was held regarding how the money will be given through the Grant Application Process. This will be determined for each application as they are turned in, and all projects must be approved by the Council before any TIF Grant Money is dispersed.

At roll call vote, Ayes: Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Taylor ,

Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Abstain: Plenske. Absent: None. Motion carried, 7 Ayes;

1 Abstain.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Regarding Ordinance #2054, Attorney Lading explained that there will be some

modifications made and some clear provisions put in place prior to approval. Phil

has been in contact with the other party’s attorney and they will be working together

to make the revisions. This will be done in plenty of time before the next City

Council Meeting, and will be sent to everyone for their review prior to the approval

vote at the March 23, 2020 City Council Meeting.

Public Works Director Kuethe stated that additional repairs are needed on the sewer

camera truck, with the cost being $1,459.98. This will be placed on the March 23

meeting agenda for approval.

XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Alderman Taylor asked if a firm date has been set yet for the 2020 Balloon Glow. An

email has been sent to Winddancer Balloons to confirm a date, however, they have not

responded back just yet. The planned date is August 15, 2020 if that works with the

company.

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 Johnson to adjourn at 7:22 P.M. All present voting aye, motion carried.

Prepared by:

Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

No tags yet.
Search By Tags
Archive

Made by Nicholas j Weber

© 2023 by Trademark.
Proudly created with Wix.com