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City Council Meeting Minutes--July 13, 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, JULY 13, 2020

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 13, 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 and was being recorded due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

City Clerk Stiegemeier called roll with the following persons:

ATTENDING: Aldermen Brooke Wallace, Rick Johnson, Ryan Machota, John Moore and Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Chad Plenske and City Treasurer Cindy Pirok.

NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Maria Bodner and Randy Hanks, City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 06/22/2020

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$500.00

Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$20.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

Staunton Police Department (Registrations)--$35.00

Ameren IP (Utility Tax)--$15,757.55

Southwestern Electric (Utility Tax)--$724.34

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,148.54

Applications

Brad Miller (Code Enforcement Officer)

Monthly Reports

Distributed by Bookkeeper

Claims

July 13, 2020

Business Licenses Issued

Green Room Gaming (Video Gaming License)

Cash Out Gaming, Inc. (Video Gaming License)

V.F.W. Post #1241 (Video Gaming License)

Berry’s Bar (Video Gaming License)

R & B’s Family Restaurant (Video Gaming License)

Rooster’s Pub (Video Gaming License)

Concordia Hall (Video Gaming License)

Skeeter’s Pub (Video Gaming License)

Mr. T’s Tavern & Liquor Store (Video Gaming License)

Mac’s Convenience Stores (Video Gaming License)

Berry’s Bar (Amusement License)

V.F.W. Post #1241 (Amusement License)

R & B’s Family Restaurant (Amusement License)

Rooster’s Pub (Amusement License)

Concordia Hall (Amusement License)

Skeeter’s Pub (Amusement License)

Mr. T’s Tavern & Liquor Store (Amusement License)

Berry’s Bar (Liquor License)

Rooster’s Pub, LLC (Liquor License)

El Indio of Staunton, Inc. (Liquor License)

Concordia Hall (Liquor License)

Asian Bistro by Olette (Liquor License)

Roll Call Vote

AYES: Wallace, Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Bodner, Hanks.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received a letter of resignation from Code Enforcement Officer Jim Allan, dated June 8, 2020, with his last day of employment being June 22, 2020.

Received a call from Congressman Rodney Davis’s office requesting to use a small office space for a travelling help desk on Tuesday, July 21st. They will be available to answer questions from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Since the phone call, they sent an email requesting to change the date from July 21st to July 28th from 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Nothing to report.

VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Nothing to report.

IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Wallace to pay Invoice dated June 26, 2020 from West Central Illinois Criminal Justice Council for Mobile Training Unit 9 annual dues in the amount of $1,425.00 (effective July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Hanks. Motion carried.

Alderman Johnson stated that a $600.00 invoice has been sent to Chief Jeff Doerr to move radios to the new communication shed near the water tower. A purchase order will be filled out for the invoice.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.

FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, secocnded by Johnson to approve $2,717.50 for Community Center Updates ($2,317.50 from Illini Tech and $400.00 from Da-Com). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Wallace, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Hanks. Motion carried.

No discussion or action was taken regarding the purchase of tables and chairs for the Community Center

Motion by Moore, seconded by Wallace to approve payment to Joe & Jennifer Pratte for 50% of their TIF reimbursement grant in the amount of $10,452.13. At Roll Call Vote – Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Wallace, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Hanks. Motion carried.

Motion by Moore, seconded b Johnson to approve applying for the Sourcewell Purchase Program, at no cost to the City. This is approved through State Statute. At Roll Call Vote – Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Wallace, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Hanks. Motion carried.

WATER-

Nothing to report.

STREET / SEWER

Motion by Machota, seconded by Scanzoni to approve seeking bids for stock culverts. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Wallace, Johnson, Machota, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Hanks. Motion carried.

PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.

TOURISM –

Nothing to report.

PERSONNEL –

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Wallace to hire Brad Miller as part-time Code Enforcement Officer at $15.00 per hour. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Wallace, Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Hanks. Motion carried.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Wallace to approve Ordinance #2069 Amending The Liquor Code For The City Of Staunton, Illinois In Regards To Number Of Available Class D Licenses (increasing from 4 to 5). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Wallace, Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Hanks. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Machota to approve Resolution 2020-32 – Amending The Regular Meeting Location Schedule For The City Of Staunton, Illinois (moving from the current location of 914 N. Easton Street to 101 W. Pearl Street). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Wallace, Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Hanks. Motion carried.

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 Johnson to adjourn at 7:10 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Wallace. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Hanks. Motion carried.

Prepared by:

Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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