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City Council Meeting Minutes--March 23, 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 23, 2020

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 23, 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: Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Aldermen Maria Bodner, Brooke Wallace, Rick Johnson, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, Chad Plenske, Ailee Taylor and Jeff Scanzoni. Also attending electronically were City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Doerr.

NOT ATTENDING: City Treasurer Cindy Pirok.

The Open Meetings Act requires that a quorum of members of the public body by physically present at the meeting location and allows for limited circumstances in which remote access is acceptable. However, Executive Order 2020-07, issued by Governor Pritzker on March 16, 2020, suspends the in-person presence requirements at this time, due to the COVID-19 Virus outbreak, and eliminates the limitation on remote access at this time.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 03/09/2020

Emergency Meeting – 03/19/2020

Collector’s Report

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$8,927.36

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$6,885.93

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$49,611.06

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$566.64

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$7,024.01

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$7,205.70

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$361.07

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$21,228.85

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$36,029.36

Staunotn Area Ambulance Service (March Dispatch Fee)--$500.00

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$25,283.40

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$20.00

Applications

John Kolkovich (Zoning Administrator)

Sherri Loots (Zoning Administrator)

Brian Markowitz (Zoning Administrator)

Claims

March 23, 2020

Business Licenses Issued

Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Investments recently purchased at Bank of Springfield CDARS Program:

MFT Fund--$75,000.00 for 3 months at 0.95%

FICA Fund--$25,000.00 for 3 months at 0.95%

Reserve Fund--$150,000.00 for 3 months at 0.95%

Bond/Interest Fund--$100,000.00 for 3 months at 1.00%

Water Fund--$150,000.00 for 3 months at 1.00%

Sewer Fund--$50,000.00 for 3 months at 1.00 %

Infrastructure Fund--$200,000.00 for 3 months at 1.00%

Telecommunications Fund--$50,000.00 for 3 months at 0.95%

Tourism Fund--$25,000.00 for 3 months at 0.95%

VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

All Economic Interest Statements need to be returned to City Hall by March 25th.

IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Nothing to report.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.

FINANCE–

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to proceed with advertising for bids for Main Street building demolition at 125, 125B, 127, 129, 200 202 & 208 East Main Street. Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Hanks to transfer $40,000.00 from the Telecommunications Fund to the Water Fund, as budgeted, for the Hibbard Street water main project. Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

WATER-

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Plenske to accept Quote #S1158621 from Schulte Supply for four 1” Radio Read Water Meters, for stock, in the amount of $1,534.00. Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Johnson to accept quote from Xylem Water Solutions USA, Inc. for 5 Chromalox 4040 Valve Pac III flow controllers at the water treatment plant in the amount of $7,949.00 (includes installation and programming). Ayes: Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Plenske to approve quote from Micro-Comm, Inc. for M1650 PLC Processor for SCADA System at the water treatment plant at a cost of $6,269.00. Ayes: Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

STREET / SEWER

Motion by Machota, seconded by Hanks to approve quote from EJ Equipment, Inc. for additional repairs to be done on the sewer camera truck in the amount of $1,459.98. Ayes: Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Machota, seconded by Plenske to approve estimate from TDS Transport for dump truck repairs at a cost not to exceed $2,500.00. Ayes: Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.

TOURISM –

Nothing to report.

PERSONNEL –

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to approve 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. Ayes: Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to approve 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. Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Johnson to approve 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. Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Johnson to approve 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. Ayes: Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to approve 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. Ayes: Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Wallace to table Ordinance #2054 Authorizing An Agreement For The Purchase Of Certain Property Located At 114 South Elm Street until the April 13, 2020 City Council Meeting. Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2056 Creating The Positioin Of City Code Enforcement Officer For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Machota, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson. Nayes: Hanks, Plenske. Absent: None. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 2 Nayes.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to approve Ordinance #2056 Creating The Position Of City Code Enforcement Officer For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Hanks to approve Resolution #2020-09 Approving A Project Labor Agreement With The Southwestern Illinois Building Trades Council Related To Demolition And Removal Of Main Street Buildings. Ayes: Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Johnson. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to approve Resolution #2020-10 Appointing Jim Allan To The Position Of City Code Enforcement Officer For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: Johnson. Motion carried.

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to approve Resolution #2020-11 Appointing Mike Kuethe As Zoning Administrator For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Scanzoni, Bodner, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor. Nayes: Wallace. Absent: Johnson. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.

XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Nothing to report.

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 Scanzoni seconded by Councilmember Plenske to adjourn at 7:22 P.M. All present voting aye, motion carried.

Prepared by:

Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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