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City Council Meeting Minutes--February 14, 2022

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 14, 2022


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 14, 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: Aldermen David Manning, David Dias, Rick Johnson, Ryan Machota, John Moore and Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Randy Hanks and Chad Plenske.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 01/24/2022

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

Staunton Police Department (Parking Fines)--$25.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$62,974.82

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$63,839.84

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$12,841.13

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$702.02

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,120.58

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$85,864.32

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$18,135.86

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$10,278.68

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,202.64

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

Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$3,303.41

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$20,926.35

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$2,587.80

Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF Tax)--$1,585.11

Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Tax)--$3,468.88

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$446.15

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$96.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$4.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$1.00


Applications

Cody Kelso (Water Plant Operator)

Timothy Waltrip (Water Plant Operator)

Nichole Melm (Water Plat Operator)

Kelly Streubel (Police Dispatcher)


Monthly Reports

Distributed by Bookkeeper


Claims

February 14, 2022

(Expenditures - $75,491.60, Payroll - $58,666.94, Manual Checks –

$521.76)

Business Licenses Issued

Dollar General Store #23185


Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Hanks, Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

Dana Gabriel addressed the Council in regards to some issues that she is having with Staunton Township regarding her general assistance that she is receiving from the Township.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE


Received a letter of resignation from bookkeeper Lori Grandone, dated February 7, 2022. Her last day of employment will be on February 21, 2022.


Received a letter from Pam Kleckner, representing the Zion Lutheran Youth Group, requesting to close Main Street from Wood to Union Street on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 6:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. for a 5K Race. She is also requesting to have the City supply barricades to block the street.




VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Certificates of Deposit recently matured and cashed in at Bank of Hillsboro:

Reserve Fund - $200,000.00 plus $2,116.26 interest

Bond/Interest Fund - $250,000.00 plus $2,645.31 interest


VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Nothing to report.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve request from Zion Lutheran Youth Group to close Main Street from Wood to Union Street on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 6:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. for a 5K Race. The City will also supply barricades for the street closure. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Nothing to report.


WATER-

Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to pay Invoice #2039257 from Midwest Municipal Supply for stock setters for meters in the amount of $2,821.32. This will be paid from line item 38.45.834.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Design Engineering from John H. Crawford & Associates for the Lakewood Drive Watermain Extension Project in the amount of $4,000.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Machota to approve Design Engineering from John H. Crawford & Associates for the Franklin and Hibbard Watermain Project at a cost not to exceed $35,000.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


STREET / SEWER

Motion by Machota, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #5528415 from Vandevanter Engineering for Annual Maintenance Contract at the main lift station in the amount of $5,515.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.

Motion by Machota, seconded by Scanzoni giving Mayor Neuhaus authority to sign documents closing out the 2021 M.F.T. Program. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Machota, seconded by Moore to approve Resolution for 2022 M.F.T. Maintenance Program in the amount of $197,950.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Nothing to report.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Economic/TIF


Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to reimburse Russell Furniture 75% of the completed expenses as outlined in the the TIF Redevelopment Agreement, for a total of $12,240.99 (75% of $16,321.32). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.




JUDICIARY—

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2022-01 Appointing Brad Miller As Zoning Administrator/Code Enforcement Officer; Tonya Whaley As Office Administrative Assistant, And Natalie Floyd As City Clerk’s Office Assistant, For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.


XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Nothing to report.


XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

No Exeuctive Session was held.

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 7:11 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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