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City Council Meeting Minutes--August 9, 2021

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 9, 2021


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 9, 2021


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, Rick Johnson, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, John Moore and Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Brooke Wallace and Chad Plenske and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 07/26/2021

Collector’s Report

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$3,038.85

Staunton Police Department (Registrations)--$35.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$544.54

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$46.00

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

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

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$87,826.15

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,929.54

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,171.39

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$604.18





Applications

Connor Maedge (Police Officer)

Kerri Cloud (Police Dispatcher)


Monthly Reports

Distributed by Bookkeeper


Claims

August 9, 2021

(Expenditures - $45,087.53, Payroll - $64,863.41, Manual Checks –

$1,791.78)

Business Licenses Issued

None


Roll Call Vote

AYES: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Scanzoni, Manning.

NAYS: None.

ABSTAIN: Moore.

ABSENT: Wallace, Plenske.

Motion declared carried 5 Ayes; 1 Abstain.

V. GUESTS

No guests were present to speak.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE


Received a letter of resignation from part time police officer Ronald “Jeff” Bone, effective August 1, 2021.


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 –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

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, 2021. The monthly renewal premium will be $905.72 per employee, per month. This renewal rate is $16.00 less per employee from last years rate. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Machota to pay Invoice #610658 to Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services Rendered regarding the Gensing Creek Drainage Project in the amount of $3,211.47. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: Johnson, Hanks. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried 4 Ayes; 2 Nayes.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #759874 to Kerber, Eck & Braeckel for progress billing related to the annual City fiscal year audit in the amount of $10,000.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried.

WATER-

Motion by Moore, seconded by Hanks to approve Vendor Agreement between the City of Staunton and Illinois Valley Economic Development establishing a relationship so they can offer assistance to low income households with water bills. Approving this Vendor Agreement will allow our residents to utilitze the program. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried.


STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Motion by Machota, seconded by Scanzoni to approve acquisition of Real Property Parcel ID 01-001-254-01 from County Tax Sale at a price not to exceed $1,000.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.



TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Nothing to report.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—


1st reading of Ordinance #2132 Approving A Charity Roadblock By Adopt-A-Pet

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

And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 9, 2021)


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Moore to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2133 Pertaining To The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Machota, Moore. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Ordinance #2133 Pertaining To The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried.


1st reading of Ordinance #2134 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 18, 2021)


Ordinance #2135 Delcaring Real Property Bearing Parcel Identification Number 01-001-038-00 As Surplus Real Property And Authorizing Its Sale will be taken back to a committee meeting for further discussion and be placed back on an agenda in the near future.


1st reading of Ordinance #2136 Vacating Portion Of City Alleyway, Declaring It

Surplus Real Property And Authorizing Its Sale


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Moore to approve Resolution #2021-30 Accepting Bid For Surplus Real Estate Located Adjacent To 302 West Seventh Street, Staunton, Illinois And Authorizing Its Sale. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Manning to approve Resolution #2021-31 Approving A Transmission Easement In Favor Of Ameren Illinois Company For The Purpose Of Improvements To Its Wood River To North Staunton Transmission Lines. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried.


X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.


XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Nothing to report.


XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Moore to go into Executive Session at 7:08 P.M. to discuss Personnel, Pursuant to 5ILCS 120/2 (c) (1), and Pending Litigation, Pursuant to 5ILCS 120/2 (c) (11). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Scanzoni to return to Regular Order of Business at 7:44 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried.

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 7:45 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Wallace, Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:


Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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