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City Council Meeting Minutes--January 10, 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, JANUARY 10, 2022


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 10, 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, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, John Moore and Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Jeff Scanzoni, City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

NOT ATTENDING: Alderman Chad Plenske and City Treasurer Cindy Pirok.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 12/27/2021

Executive Session – 12/27/2021

Collector’s Report

M&M Servcie Co. (Sievers Farm Income)--$11,442.55

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$221.47

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00=

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


Applications

None


Monthly Reports

Distributed by Bookkeeper


Claims

January 10, 2022

(Expenditures - $28,578.04, Payroll - $62,394.79, Manual Checks –

$232.17)

Business Licenses Issued

Republic Services, Inc. (Trash Hauling License)

Robert Sanders Waste System (Trash Hauling License)

DC Waste & Recycling, Inc. (Trash Hauling License)


Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests present requested to speak.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE


Received an email from Tim Seelbach, on behalf of the Zion Lutheran Church’s Men’s Club, requesting to make the following streets one way on February 6, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. for their annual Sausage Supper:

Wood Street from Henry to Spring Street

Union Street from Henry to Spring Street

Hoxsey Street from Spring to Panhorst

And to close Henry Street from Wood to Union Street


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Nothing to report.

VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

As of this time, the City of Staunton has three licensed residential trash haulers. They are Robert Sanders Waste Systems, DC Waste & Recycling and Republic Services, Inc. Flowers Sanitation sold out to Republic Services and as of this time Waste Management has not submitted their application and fee.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Johnson to approve request from Zion Lutheran Church’s Men’s Club to make the following streets one way for their annual Sausage Supper on February 6, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.:

Wood Street froom Henry to Spring Street

Union Street from Henry to Spring Street

Hoxsey Street from Spring to Panhorst Street

And to close Henry Street from Wood to Union.

At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning,

Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to renew Maintenance Quote from Esri, Inc. for software maintenance in the amount of $400.00, with a start date of March 1, 2022 and an end date of February 28, 2023. This will be split evenly between street, sewer and water. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.

WATER-

Nothing to report.


STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Moore approving water treatment plant employee Ed Rothgangel to carry over 40 hours of vacation time. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Moore to approve advertising for new water treatment plant employee. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Dias to approve hiring Tonya Whaley as full time City Clerk’s Office Administrative Assistant / Zoning Administrator. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.


JUDICIARY—

1st reading of Ordinance #2152 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With

Ryan & Maria Gusewelle Regarding Property Located At 1425 W. Sixth Street,

Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate

Boundaries At This Time (PIN #01-003-305-00)


1st reading of Ordinance #2153 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With

Jeffrey M. Banks & Eileen Snow Regarding Property Located At 20267 Tall

Timber Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The

City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time (PIN #01-000-099-01)


1st reading of Ordinance #2154 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With

James & Sharon Trettenero Regarding Property Located At 9450 Schaefer Road,

Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate

Boundaries At This Time (PIN #12-1-04-01-00-000-022.001)


1st reading of Ordinance #2155 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With

James & Sandra Baker Regarding Property Located At 9426 Schaefer Road,

Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate

Boundaries At This Time (PIN #12-1-04-01-00-000-021)


1st reading of Ordinance #2156 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With

Dave Delaurent & Adrianne Karl Regarding Property Located At 9337 Schaefer

Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s

Corporate Boundaries At This Time (PIN #12-1-04-01-00-000-011)



X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.


XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Alderman Johnson stated that he had the opportunity to recently utilize “Restart”, a

program that helps individuals with life challenges. They were able to help this

individual by getting them in a residential rehabilitation facility in Springfield, IL in

just a matter of a couple of days. The folks from “Restart” are willing to come and

give a presentation to the Council in a meeting in the future.


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 Moore to adjourn at 7:08 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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