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City Council Meeting Minutes--August 22, 2022


MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD AT THE RALPH & JOSEPHINE OLTMANN COMMUNITY CENTER, 101 W. PEARL ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2022


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 22, 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: Councilmembers David Manning, David Dias, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Rick Johnson.


NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Randy Hanks and Chad Plenske, City Attorney Phil Lading and City Treasurer Cindy Pirok.

IV. APPOINTMENT AND OATH OF OFFICE

Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2022-17 Appointing Terry Tipler To The Position Of Ward 4 Alderman For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


City Clerk Stiegemeier administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Ward 4 Alderman Terry Tipler.


V. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 08/08/2022

Executive Session – 08/08/2022

Collector’s Report

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

Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF Taxes)--$32,264.76

Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Taxes)--$40,354.38

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$320,481.77

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes / Library)--$39,544.15

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$255.41

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$11,468.09

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,898.01

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$815.12

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$15,761.56

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$40,976.08

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,988.35

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,547.63

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$22,974.03

Music Performance Trust Fund (Band Reimbursement)--$3,150.00


Applications

Jeffrey Heisse, Sr. (Police Officer)


Claims

August 22, 2022


Business Licenses Issued

None


Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Hanks, Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

VI. GUESTS

No guests were present to speak.

VII . CORRESPONDENCE

Received a letter of resignation from Ward 4 Alderman Jeffrey Scanzoni, dated August 18, 2022. His resignation is effective immediately.


Received an email from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce requesting to close Main Street from Edwardsville Street to Union Street on Friday evening, December 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 and Saturday, December 3rd from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. for the Christmas Tree Lighting and Snack with Santa. They are also asking to keep Main Street closed from Wood Street to Elm Street from 8:00 P.M. on December 2nd until 8:00 A.M. on December 3rd.


Received a letter from Republic Services informing customers that they have purchased the Robert Sanders Waste System business. A copy of the letter is attached with the agenda packet.



VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Certificate of Deposits recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:

Infrastructure Fund--$500,000.00 plus $1,551.80 interest

General Fund--$150,000.00 plus $465.55 interest

Telecommunications Fund--$200,000.00 plus $620.72 interest

Civic Improvement Fund--$100,000.00 plus $310.37 interest

Water Fund--$100,000.00 plus $310.37 interest

Sewer Fund--$175,000.00 plus $543.14 interest

Depreciation Fund--$50,000.00 plus $155.18 interest


IX. CITY CLERK’S REPORT


Governor Pritzker has signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through September 17, 2022, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.


C.J. Schlosser has completed their on-site work for the annual audit. Everything went very smoothly.

X. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to grant request from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce to close Main Street from Edwardsville Street to Union Street on Friday, December 2nd from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and also on Saturday, December 3rd from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., and also closing Main Street from Wood Street to Elm Street from 8:00 P.M. on Friday, December 2nd until 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 3rd for the Christmas Tree Lighting and Snack with Santa. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Moore to approve quote from Axon Enterprise, Inc. for body cameras for the police department in the amount of $20,000.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.




FINANCE–

Nothing to report.


UTILITIES / 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—


Motion by Manning, seconded by Machota to approve Ordinance #2171 Approving The Intergovernmental Agreement To Transfer Real Property From The State Of Illinois, Illinois Department Of Natural Resources, To The City Of Staunton. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.

1st reading of Ordinance #2172 Authorizing An Agreement For The Purchase of Certain Property


1st reading of Ordinance #2173 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Elbon Shrine Club To Conduct Their Newspaper Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 15, 2022)


1st reading of Ordinance #2174 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 17, 2022)


XI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.


XII. NEW BUSINESS—


Nothing to report.


XIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

No Executive Session was held.


XV. MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION


No motions were made from Executive Session.


XVI. ADJOURNMENT

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Moore, seconded by Councilmember Tipler to adjourn at 7:08 PM. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier City Clerk

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