MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD AT THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 N. EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 22, 2020.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus led the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.
III. ROLL CALL:
Prior to roll call being taken, City Clerk Stiegemeier announced that tonight’s City Council Meeting was being conducted remotely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
City Clerk Stiegemeier called roll with the following persons
ATTENDING: Councilmembers Brooke Wallace, Rick Johnson, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, Chad Plenske, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.
ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Aldermen Maria Bodner and Jeff Scanzoni, Police Chief Jeff Doerr, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok and Attorney J.D. Brandmeier.
NOT ATTENDING: City Attorney Phil Lading.
IV. APPOINTMENT AND OATH OF OFFICE
Prior to the next motion, Alderman Wallace expressed concern as to why the Ward 4 Alderman vacancy was not advertised to the public. This was brought up before and she felt that was possibly the fourth time that this has happened since she has been on the Council. Wallace talked to Mr. Moore over the weekend and explained to him that she had nothing against him, but had hoped that this would have been advertised. At the roll call vote, Aldermen Hanks and Plenske expressed the same sentiments.
Motion by Johnson, seconded by Machota to approve Resolution #2020-30 Appointing John Moore To The Position Of Ward 4 Alderman For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Scanzoni, Bodner. Nayes: Wallace, Hanks, Plenske. Absent: None. Motion carried with 4 Ayes and 3 Nayes.
City Clerk Stiegemeier administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Ward 4 Alderman John Moore.
V. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Wallace to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 06/08/2020
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00
Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$16,249.94
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$32,092.69
State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$187.56
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$6,173.00
State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$4,901.99
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (June Dispatching Fee)--$500.00
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$186.59
June 22, 2020
Business Licenses Issued
Mr. T’s Tavern and Liquor Store, Inc. (Liquor License)
Staunton Columbian Club (Liquor License)
Cavrest Inc. d/b/a Cavataio’s Restaurant (Liquor License)
V.F.W. Post #1241 (Liquor License)
Casey’s Retail Company Store #1547 (Liquor License)
Casey’s Retail Company Store #1956 (Liquor License)
Main Station Liquor & Wine (Liquor License)
Green Room Gaming, LLC (Liquor License)
Skeeter’s Pub, Inc. (Liquor License)
Staunton Food & Liquor (Liquor License)
R & B’s Family Restaurant (Liquor License)
Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC (Liquor License)
Cash Out Gaming, Inc. (Liquor License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Scanzoni, Bodner.
Motion declared carried.
VII . CORRESPONDENCE
Received a letter of resignation from Ward 4 Alderman Ailee Taylor, dated June 18, 2020. Mrs. Taylor is requesting to be considered for the position of Zoning Administrator.
Received a thank you note from Brett Allen, Staunton High School Principal, thanking the City for the use of the Fireman’s Park Pavilion as a food distribution site during the
spring school closure. A copy of the note is attached with the agenda packet.