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City Council Meeting Minutes--July 27, 2020

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE RALPH & JOSEPHINE OLTMANN COMMUNITY CENTER, 101 W. PEARL ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, JULY 27, 2020

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 27, 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 Rick Johnson, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Maria Bodner and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Chad Plenske and Brooke Wallace.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 07/13/2020

Collector’s Report

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$.50

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

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$637.26

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$6.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$119.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$51,420.72

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$50,961.87

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$17,202.88

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,999.79

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$250.83

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$7,099.59

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$5,316.68

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$17,535.04

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$258.59

Applications

None

Claims

July 27, 2020

Business Licenses Issued

Dish Network (Solicitor’s License)

The Junction Café, Inc. (d/b/a Bulldog Café – Liquor License)

Mississippi Culture Artisan Ale Projects (Liquor License)

V.F.W. Post #1241/Queen of Hearts (Raffle License)

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Raffle License)

Roll Call Vote

AYES: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Bodner.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Plenske, Wallace.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests were present to speak.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received an e-mail from the Illinois State Water Survey informing the City that they will be partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to examine flood risks along Ginseng Creek. A survey crew will be operating along the creek beginning in July, 2020 and continuing through the summer.

VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Nothing to report.

VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

The Illinois Municipal League is having a ½ price sale on several books. A copy of the list is attached to the agenda packet.

IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Hanks to pay Invoice #20C-43 to Brownlee Data Systems for annual Village Police Maintenance Agreement in the amount of $1,800.00 (8/5/2020 through 8/4/2021). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Bodner. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske, Wallace. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Hanks to proceed with demolition of the condemned property at 801 East Mill Street, with a cost not to exceed $4,000.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske, Wallace. Motion carried.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.

FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #50999 to Illini Tech Services for managed services and labor to populate zoning database in the amount of $1,450.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske, Wallace. Motion carried.

Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to renew health insurance for City of Staunton full time employees from CBIZ Benefit & Insurance Services of Illinois (Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Illinois), effective October 1, 2020. The monthly renewal premium will be $921.72. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske, Wallace. Motion carried.

WATER-

Nothing to report.

STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.

PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.

TOURISM –

Nothing to report.

PERSONNEL –

Nothing to report.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

Nothing to report.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

On Fridays before Council meetings, a link with Google Meets and a phone number

will be published so the public will be able to join the meeting via phone or video link.

This will begin prior to the August 10, 2020 City Council Meeting.

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 Hanks to adjourn at 7:05 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Bodner, Johnson, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske, Wallace. Motion carried.

Prepared by:

Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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