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City of Staunton

914 N. Easton St.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

7:00 p.m.

I.          Call to Order (7:00-7:01)...

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City Council Meeting Minutes--May 26, 2020

June 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 TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 26, 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:  Aldermen Maria Bodner, Brooke Wallace, Randy Hanks, Ailee Taylor, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe. 

 

            ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE:  Aldermen Rick Johnson, Ryan Machota and Chad Plenske.  Also attending electronically were City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Doerr.

           

            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 Scanzoni to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:

                      

Minutes  

           Regular Meeting – 05/11/2020

           

Collector’s Report

                              State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$2,501.42

                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$51,811.69

                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,146.36

                                State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$12,774.49

                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,902.19

                                State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,128.84

                                State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$6,112.77

                                State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$242.15

                                MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$178.20

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$781.47

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$48.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$76.92

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

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00

                                Staunton Area Ambulance Service (May Dispatch Fee)--$500.00

                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

                                State of Illinois (MFT Rebuild Illinois) $56,446.72

 

              Applications

 

            Claims

                         May 26, 2020

             

Business Licenses Issued

                          Your Enchanted Crystal – 429 W. Frontage Road

 

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  None.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

             

            Julie Meyer from Skeeter’s Pub attended electronically.  She is hoping to open her establishment within the next couple of weeks, weather permitting, with outdoor seating only.

                       

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Police Department received a letter from Brett Luster thanking them for keeping

Staunton residents safe during the coronavirus outbreak.  A copy of the letter is attached with the agenda packet.

 

We recently placed an order for face masks and we had a shipping problem so Orksel, Inc has donated 100 disposable face masks to the city stating “ I want to support the law enforcement in our country who are out there EVERY SINGLE DAY protecting us.” 

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

            Nothing to report.

 

 

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

            Nothing to report.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Nothing to report.

           

WATER-

 

Motion by Hanks, seconded by Wallace to pay Invoice #506472 to Utility Service Co. for annual maintenance on the elevated south water tower in the amount of $22,197.03.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

           

STREET / SEWER

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

Motion by Wallace, seconded by Hanks to accept bid from Jewett Roofing Company for police department and garage roof replacement in the amount of $66,958.00.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            TOURISM –

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to hire Richard Brown as part time Park & Recreation Department employee.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

           

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Wallace to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2061 Renewing Certain Local Emergency Contractual Authority Due To The Impact Of The COVID-19 Virus.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Machota.  Nayes:  Johnson, Hanks.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried 6 Ayes; 2 Nayes.

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Wallace to approve Ordinance #2061 Renewing Certain Local Emergency Contractual Authority Due To The Impact Of The COVID-19 Virus.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Hanks, Machota, Plenske.  Nayes:  Johnson.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried 7 Ayes; 1 Naye.

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Bodner to approve Resolution #2020-21 Approving An Access Agreement With Associated Bank Related To 114 South Elm Street, Staunton, Illinois.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2020-22 Re-Appointing Brianna Bohlen To The Staunton Library Board.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Hanks to approve Resolution #2020-23 Re-Appointing Elisabeth Moore To The Staunton Library Board.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Hanks to approve Resolution #2020-24 Re-Appointing Anita Wayman To The Staunton Library Board.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2020-25 “City of Staunton Resolution of Surpport – Skeeter’s Pub, Inc.”.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni, Bodner, Wallace, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Taylor, seconded by Wallace to approve Resolution #2020-26 “City of Staunton Resolution of Support – Russell’s Furniture, Inc.”.  At Roll Call Vote –  Ayes:  Bodner, Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Taylor, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

          The approval for the bid on the police department and garage roof was approved this

    evening for $66,958.00, however, after the final insurance settlement, the expected cost    

    to the City is only expected to be approximately $5,000.00.

 

XI.     NEW BUSINESS-

 

Mayor Neuhaus announced that the fire department will be doing some training exercises at the Main Street buildings that are set for demolition.  This will most likely

prompt some street closures in those areas at the time of the training.

 

The City has received the recorded Deed for the property at 801 E. Mill Street.  The City now owns the property.

 

Alderman Johnson had set up a “Google Meet” for tonight’t City Council Meeting.  There is not a maximum number of people to attend, and it seemed to be a bit clearer for those attending remotely. 

 

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 Bodner to adjourn at 7:16  P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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