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City Council Meeting Minutes--February 22, 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, FEBRUARY 22, 2021


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 22, 2021


II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

Mayor Craig Neuhaus led the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.


III. ROLL CALL:

Prior to roll call being taken, City Clerk Stiegemeier announced that tonight’s City Council Meeting was being conducted remotely and was being recorded due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

City Clerk Stiegemeier called roll with the following persons:


ATTENDING: Aldermen Maria Bodner, Brooke Wallace, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, Chad Plenske, John Moore, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Rick Johnson.


NOT ATTENDING: Alderman Jeff Scanzoni.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 02/08/2021

Collector’s Report

Max B. Mullins Salvage (Street-Scrap Metal Sale)--$589.50

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$57,606.24

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$21,664.72

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,635.74

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$457.50

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$48,364.75

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$8,263.67

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$6,606.51

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Taxes)--$264.36

Applications

None


Claims

February 22, 2021

Business Licenses Issued

Concordia Hall, Inc. (Meat Shoot Permit)

Staunton Food & Liquor (Liquor License)

Concordia Hall, Inc. (Meat Shoot Permit)—This permit covers Meat Shoots

on February 21 & 28 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021.


Roll Call Vote

AYES: Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Bodner.

NAYS: None.

ABSTAIN: Plenske.

ABSENT: Scanzoni.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests, attending physically or remotely, requested to speak.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Springfield:

Bond/Interest Fund--$200,000.00 for 15 months at 0.36% interest rate

Water Fund--$150,000.00 for 12 months at 0.31% interest rate

Sewer Fund--$175,000.00 for 12 months at 0.31% interest rate


VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Nothing to report.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Machota to approve spending up to $10,000.00, as budgeted, for a City wide clean-up on April 16 and 17, 2021. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Bodner, Wallace. Nayes: Johnson, Hanks. Absent: Scanzoni. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 2 Nayes.

FINANCE–


Motion by Moore, seconded by Bodner to approve retention of Paul Marengo an