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City Council Meeting Minutes--April 24, 2023

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, APRIL 24, 2023


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 24, 2023.


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 David Manning, David Dias, Kristy Berg, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Terry Tipler, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and City Attorney Phil Lading.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

Moore moved, seconded by Tipler to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 04/10/2023

Collector’s Report

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$8,166.60

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,552.00

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$57,730.31

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$6,889.06

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$11,473.12

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$721.90

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,659.43

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$16,216.07

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$70,894.14

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$278.80

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$20.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$4.00

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

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$167.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$22,485.74


Applications

Matt DalPozzo (Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Administrator)

Keith Johnson (Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Administrator)

Michelle Jones (Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Administrator)


Claims

April 24, 2023

Business Licenses Issued

None

Roll Call Vote

AYES: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

John Fassero, representing the Heritage Community Band, informed the Council that the Band will be having five concerts in Staunton this summer. This first will be on Memorial Day and the other four will be the four Thursdays in July. The new band director in Mt. Olive is working on recruiting students to join the band. Mr. Fassero thanked the City for their support.


VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received an email from Zion Lutheran School, requesting to close Henry Street from Wood to Elm Street on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. for a Family Touch A Truck night.


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT


Nothing to report.


VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

If you haven’t already done so, please complete the on-line Economic Interest Statements as soon as possible. I received an email from County Clerk Pete Duncan and he is requesting to have all forms submitted by May 1, 2023.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve request fromZion Lutheran School to close Henry Street from Wood to Elm Street on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. for a Family Touch A Truck night. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Motion by Tipler, seconded by Manning to pay Invoice #2000 to Moran Economic Development, LLC for services rendered regarding the new Business District Plan, in the amount of $11,539.89. This will be paid from budget line item 35.61.919.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Tipler, seconded by Moore to approve Quote from Midwest Turf Management for spring and fall weed control and fertilizer at the soccer fields and ball diamonds in the amount of $3,660.00. $1,830.00 will be paid from the current budget and $1,830.00 will be paid from the 2023-2024 budget, all from line item 17.51.891.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Tipler, seconded by Moore to pay Invoice #114925 from Fehr Graham for Services Rendered regarding the Community Project Funding Application in the amount of $1,500.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Tipler to pay Invoice #85253 from Illinois Public Risk Fund for $2,357.00, which is the balance due following the completion of the Workers’ Compensation Audit. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

WATER-

Motion by Moore, seconded by Tipler to pay Invoice #23-259 from Kamadulski Excavating & Grading Co., Inc. for water treatment plant lagoon maintenance in the amount of $10,650.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Motion by Dias, seconded by Manning to approve wage for current Crossing Guard(s) to be $15.00 per hour, effective May 1, 2023. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Tipler to approve 2 ½ percent pay increase to all other non-union City of Staunton employees, effective May 1, 2023. At Roll Call Vote-- Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Tipler to hire Matt DalPozzo as part time Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Administrator. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.


JUDICIARY—

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2199 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Brian T. Black Regarding Property Located At 2470 Reservoir Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time (PIN #01-000-110-01). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2200 Amending Chapter 4, Article V, Of The City Code Regarding The Board Of Police Commissioners For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2201 An Ordinance Making Approropriations For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2023 And Ending April 30, 2024. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2202 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Lion’s Club To Conduct Their Annual Tootsie Pop Day Sale Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2202 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Lion’s Club To Conduct Their Annual Tootsie Pop Day Sale Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


1st reading of Ordinance #2203 Amending Chapter Twelve Of The Staunton

Revised Code Of Ordinances Related To The Employee Personnel Code For

The City Of Staunton, Illinois


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2023-08 A Resolution Approving The Deobligation Of Certain Funds Related To The City Of Staunton’s Gensing Creek Box Culvert Replacement Project. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: None. 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 Moore, seconded by Councilmember Tipler to adjourn at 7:09 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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