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 27, 2023
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 27, 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, Terry Tipler, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe, City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Moore moved, seconded by Dias to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 02/13/2023
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$254.46
Southwestern Electric (Utility Tax)--$1,033.80
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$33,744.81
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$901.16
February 27, 2023
Business Licenses Issued
Macoupin County Friends of NRA (Raffle License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning.
Motion declared carried.
No guests were present to speak.
Received an email from Ben Clark, respresenting the Staunton Fire Department, requesting to close Park Lane, Luker Street and Bell Street on Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. for the annual Homecoming Parade.
Received a letter of resignation from part time yard waste attendant Jules Bartony, dated February 23, 2023. Mr. Bartony’s resignation is effective immediately.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Certificates of Deposit recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:
Water Fund -- $150,000.00 plus $932.53 interest
Sewer Fund -- $175,000.00 plus $1,087.95 interest
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Received notice from Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan that the polling place for upcoming elections has changed and the new polling place will be St. Michael’s Gym at 428 East North Street in Staunton. This will apply to all Staunton Township and City of Staunton residents. Those voters in the City of Staunton that live in Dorchester Township will continue to vote at the Wilsonville Community Center.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to grant request from the Staunton Fire Department to close Park Lane, Luker Street and Bell Street on June 25, 2023 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. for the annual Homecoming Parade. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Estimate from Graphic Designs International, LLC for Dodge Charger Complete Reflective Graphic Kits for three new police cars in the amount of $1,275.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –
Nothing to report.
Motion by Moore, seconded by Tipler to accept low bid from Kamadulski Excavating & Grading for the Gensing Creek Box Culvert Replacement Project in the amount of $1,797,239.70. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to pay Lorraine Heigert $4,000.00 for sewer Easement and landsc