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City Council Meeting Minutes--December 27, 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, DECEMBER 27, 2021


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 27, 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, David Dias, Rick Johnson, John Moore, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Ryan Machota.

NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Randy Hanks and Chad Plenske, City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 12/13/2021

Collector’s Report

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$16,515.37

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$56,331.15

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$38,676.77

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$16,556.91

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$11,874.45

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,362.44

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$582.86

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$7,050.37

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$870.77

Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF Tax Disbursement)--$450.57

Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Tax Disbursement)--$567.31

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,763.89

Applications

Elizabeth Sievers (Administrative Assistant / Zoning Administrator)


Claims

December 27, 2021 (Expenditures - $20,025.52 / Payroll - $58,331.57/ Manual Checks - $4,632.12)

Business Licenses Issued

Blackbird Bakery (Liquor License)

Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Hanks, Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests present requested to speak.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Nothing to report.


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Certificate of Deposit recently matured at Bank of Hillsboro:

Reserve Fund -- $200,000.00 plus $2,415.87 interest


VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

The City Clerks office will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 for the New Year’s holiday. All public works employees, except on water plant employee will be off that day as well.


The State of Illinois minimum wage rate increases from $11.00 to $12.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2022. This will increase hourly pay for three City of Staunton part time employees.


All Sexual Harassment Certificates of Completion must be turned in by December 31, 2021.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Nothing to report.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Nothing to report.


WATER-

Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to approve Renewal Quote with Hach Co. for annual maintenance at the water treatment plant in the amount of $11,822.00. Starting date is January 1, 2022 and end date is December 31, 2022. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to accept Bid Proposal #5009202 from Midwest Municipal Supply for stainless steel water main repair clamps in the amount of $3,375.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Dias to approve Tammy Campbell as the Grant Writer for the Housing Rehabilitation Program. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.




ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.


JUDICIARY—

Motion by Manning, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Ordinance #2150 An Ordinance Authorizing The Levy And Collection Of Taxes For The Corporate And Municipal Purposes Of The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, For The Fiscal Year Beginning May1, 2021 And Ending April 30, 2022. 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 Ordinance #2151 An Ordinance Accepting Findings Of Fact And Recommendations Of The Zoning Hearing Officer To Approve An Application For A Zoning Text Amendment Submitted By The City Of Staunton, Illinois. 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—

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to go into Executive Session at 7:07 P.M. to discuss Potential Real Estate Acquisition – Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (5). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Alderman Machota left the meeting at this time.


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Moore to return to regular order of business at 7:14 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Machota, 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 Dias to adjourn at 7:15 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:



Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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