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:
Regular Meeting – 12/13/2021
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
Elizabeth Sievers (Administrative Assistant / Zoning Administrator)
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.
ABSENT: Hanks, Plenske.
Motion declared carried.
No guests present requested to speak.
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 -