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City Council Meeting Minutes--April 25, 2022

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 25, 2022


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 25, 2022.


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, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Aldermen Rick Johnson and Jeff Scanzoni and City Attorney Phil Lading.


NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Randy Hanks and Chad Plenske and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 04/11/2022

Executive Session – 04/11/2022

Collector’s Report

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$44.79

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$15,245.15

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$778.29

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$9,887.56

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$79,509.43

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,912.52

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

Applications

None


Claims

March 28, 2022 (Expenditures - $33,499.51 / Payroll - $59,567.49/ Manual Checks - $0.00)

Business Licenses Issued

None

Roll Call Vote

AYES: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Hanks, Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests were present to speak.


VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received an application from Staunton Schools requesting to waive the Park Rental fee for the Staunton Firemen’s Park on Thursdy, May 12th, 2022 for a Fun Day event, which the 8th grade will participate in miscellaneous games/activities.


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 –

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to waive park rental fee requested from Staunton Schools on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Firemen’s Park, to host a Fun Day event for the 8th grade students. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Johnson to approve Retail Electric Supplier Agreement with Mid American Energy Services, LLC for Energy Services for City owned properties, with the Contract being effective for 36 months at a rate of $0.103760. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


WATER-

Nothing to report.


STREET / SEWER

Motion by Machota, seconded by Moore to approve “Acceptance of Proposal to Furnish Materials and Approval of Award” from Beelman Logistics for road maintenance (CA-13) in the amount of $38,775.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Machota, seconded by Moore to approve “Acceptance of Proposal to Furnish Materials and Approval of Award” from Beelman Logistics for road maintenance (CA-6 and CA-7) in the amount of $27,459.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Machota, seconded by Moore to approve “Acceptance of Proposal to Furnish Materials and Approval of Award” from Illiana Construction Company for road maintenance (HFRS-2 and Seal Coat Aggregate) in the amount of $102,450.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to approve wage for current Park & Recreation employees to $15.00 per hour, effective May 1, 2022. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to approve wage for current Crossing Guard, Yard Waste Site Attendant and Janitor to $13.00 per hour, effective May 1, 2022. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to approve 2 ½ percent pay increase to all other non-union City of Staunton employees, effective May 1, 2022. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.


JUDICIARY—

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2158 Approving A Charity Roadblock By V.F.W. Post #1241 At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (May 13 & 14, 2022). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Moore to approve Ordinance #2159 An Ordinance Making Appropriations For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2022 And Ending April 30, 2023. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2160 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 (May 21, 2022). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


1st reading of Ordinance #2161 An Ordinance Denying A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 407 South Hibbard Street, Staunton, Illinois


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2022-03 Re-Appointing Dennis Stiegemeier As City Collector For The City Of Staunton, Illinois (May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2022-04 Re-Appointing Gina Verticchio To The Position Of Zoning Hearing Officer For The City Of Staunton, Illinois (May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2022-05 Re-Appointing Brad Miller As Zoning Administrator For The City Of Staunton, Illinois (May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2022-06 Re-Appointing Mike Kuethe As Director Of Public Works For The City Of Staunton, Illinois (May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2022-07 Re-Appointing Philip J. Lading As City Attorney For The City Of Staunton, Illinois (May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2022-08 Re-Appointing Jeff Doerr As Chief Of Police For The City Of Staunton, Illinois (May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. 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 Moore to adjourn at 7:18 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:



Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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