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, FEBRUARY 13, 2023
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 13, 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, John Moore and Terry Tipler, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, Police Chief Jeff Doerr, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and City Attorney Phil Lading.
NOT ATTENDING: City Treasurer Cindy Pirok.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Moore moved, seconded by Dias to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 01/23/2023
Special Meeting – 01/26/2023
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$600.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,727.19
Boeing Bicycle Club (Tour de Donut Donation)--$3,000.00
Community Title ( S. Union Surplus Property Sale)--$904.75
Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$2,929.37
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$804.39
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$14.24
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$63,726.57
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$8,432.59
State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,381.38
Freda Markle (Police Dispatcher)
Distributed by City Clerk’s Office
February 13, 2023
Business Licenses Issued
DEFU Corporation d/b/a Bamboo Garden (Liquor License)
Staunton High School Girls Soccer (Raffle License)
Staunton Band Boosters (Raffle License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning.
Motion declared carried.
No guests were present to speak.
Received a letter of resignation from part time police officer Jacob Morgan. His last day of employment was to be December 31, 2022.
Received a letter from Christian Hasselberg, the Tour de Donut Race Coordinator on behalf of the Boeing Employees Bicycle Club, thanking the City of Staunton for all of their efforts in support of their annual race, along with a $3,000.00 donation. A copy of the letter is attached to the agenda packet.
Received an email from the Julie Jarman, representing the Staunton Lions Club, requesting to use the Fireman’s Park on Saturday, April 8, 2023 for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. They would be using the park from approximately 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and they are asking to have the park rental fee waived.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Nothing to report.
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Governor Pritzker has signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through March 4, 2023, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -