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City Council Meeting Minutes--August 14, 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, AUGUST 14, 2023


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 14, 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, Matthew McKee and Terry Tipler, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


NOT ATTENDING: Mayor Craig Neuhaus and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.


Following Roll Call a motion was made by Manning, seconded by Dias to appoint Terry Tipler as Mayor Pro-Tem for tonight’s City Council Meeting. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 07/24/2023

Special Meeting – 08/07/2023

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$600.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

M.J.M. Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$276.59

Southwestern Electric (Utility Tax)--$799.37

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$19,188.90

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$3,089.42

Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$2,839.08

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$240.38

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$23.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$4.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00

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

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,911.55

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund Tax)--$8,124.82

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$1,456.91

Staunton Area Ambulance Service (June Dispatch Fee)--$500.00

Ameren Illinois (Energy Efficiency Program)--$3,960.00


Applications

Leonard Rankin (Police Officer)

Patricia Apponey (Part Time Administrative Office Assistant)

Crystal Smith (Part Time Administrative Office Assistant)

Chelsey Dustmann (Part Time Administrative Office Assistant)

Sara Simpson (Part Time Administrative Office Assistant)

James Kirk (Part Time Administrative Office Assistant)

Noah Atkins-Harris (Part Time Administrative Office Assistant)

Monthly Reports

Distributed by City Clerk’s Office


Claims

August 14, 2023

Business Licenses Issued

M County Title

Elbon Shrine Club (Raffle License)

Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

Brad Lemke, Commander of V.F.W. Post #1241, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the City of Staunton. Brad stated that a year ago, the Post was having some financial difficulties as well as the building needed new heating and air conditioning units. They were able to raise $24,500.00 in donations to help defray the costs, with the City of Staunton being one of the donors. Brad added that currently, the post is 144 members strong and has been ranked as 10th in the Nation, among V.F.W. Posts. Mayor Pro-Tem Tipler accepted the Certificate of Appreciation from Commander Lemke.


VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received an email from Tammy Campbell at PSC Engineering, informing the City of Staunton that the application for the 2022 Public Infrastructure Community Development Block Grant has been chosen for funding. The City will be receiving $678,705.00, to be used for water main replacement for areas east of Easton to Ash Street and from Main to Leonard Street.


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT


Nothing to report.


VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Received a check from Ameren Illinois for $3,960.00 for their Energy Efficiency Programs. This was a rebate to the City, which was applied for by Neuhaus Heating & Air, for the installation of the new furnace and air conditioning units at the Public Works Building.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #5372 to Auto Sound & Security for installation of decals and equipment on the new police cars in the amount of $4,825.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Motion by Tipler, seconded by Manning to pay Partial Pay Estimate #1 from Kamadulski Excavating & Grading Co. for work completed on the Route 4 – Alco Sanitary Sewer Installation in the amount of $89,746.50. This will be paid from Budget Line Item 37.71.852.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: McKee, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Tipler, seconded by Dias to approve Subcontract Change Order #1 from Gillihan Concrete for a Performance Bond regarding the Pickleball Courts in the amount of $2,500.00. The updated Contract Price with the Change Order will be $89,470.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Tipler, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #790247 from Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services Rendered for Special Projects in the amount of $2,429.46. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Tipler, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #117510 from Fehr Graham for for Professional Services rendered regarding the North Street Lift Station and Force Main Project in the amount of $6,396.50. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


WATER-

Motion by Berg, seconded by Dias to approve Quote #100939271V1 from Hach Company for Turbidity Meter at the water treatment plant in the amount of $3,726.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Berg, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #2057966 to Midwest Municipal Supply for additional pipe needed for the Franklin/Hibbard Street water main project in the amount of $5,275.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


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—

1st reading of Ordinance #2213 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Staunton

Knights Of Columbus To Conduct Their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive At The

Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (September 23, 2023)


Motion by Manning, seconded by Tipler to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2214 Approving An Intergovernmental Agreement For Macoupin County Health Department (d/b/a The Maple Street Clinic) To Administer Hepatitis B Vaccines To City Employees. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2214 Approving An Intergovernmental Agreement For Macoupin County Health Department (d/b/a The Maple Street Clinic) To Administer Hepatitis B Vaccines To City Employees. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


1st reading of Ordinance #2215 Approving A Charity Roadblock By Adopt A Pet

To Conduct Their Macoupin County Wide Drive At The Intersection Of Main

And Route 4 And Main And Union

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2023-22 Authorizing And Providing For The Incurrence Of Indebtedness For The Purpose Of Providing A Portion Of The Cost Of Acquiring, Constructing, Enlarging, Improving, And/Or Extending Its Gensing Creek Box Culvert Facility To Serve An Area Lawfully Within Its Jurisdiction To Serve. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2023-23 Appointing Jack Daugherty To The Position Of Zoning Hearing Officer For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning. 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 Manning, seconded by Councilmember Dias to adjourn at 7:09 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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