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City Council Meeting Minutes--January 9, 2023

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 9, 2023


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 9, 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, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and City Attorney Phil Lading.


NOT ATTENDING: Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 12/12/2022

Collector’s Report

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$615.82

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,028.95

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$12,079.44

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$46,319.56

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$18,123.48

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$8,753.46

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$16,752.78

Southwestern Electric (Utility Tax)--$666.94

M.J.M. Electric (Utility Tax)--$228.10

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00

Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,780.75

Illinois Public Risk Fund (Safety Grant Award)--$7,116.00

M&M Service Co. (Sievers Farm Income)--$11,341.00

TDS Transport (Police Department Donation)--$500.00


Applications

None


Monthly Reports

Distributed by City Clerk’s Office


Claims

December 26, 2022

January 9, 2023

Business Licenses Issued

Vintage Village Antiques

Staunton Auto Body, LLC

DC Waste & Recycling (Trash Hauling License)

Republic Services (Trash Hauling License)

SPS Waste, LLC (Trash Hauling License)

Concordia Hall, Inc. (Meat Shoot License)


Roll Call Vote

AYES: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests were present 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 5, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 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

The City of Staunton has three licensed residential trash haulers. They are DC Waste & Recycling, Republic Services, Inc and SPS Waste, LLC. Waste Management will no longer be providing trash service.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias 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 5, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 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: Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes:

None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Manning to pay Invoice #749210 to Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services Rendered regarding Special Projects in the amount of $1,785.90. At Roll Call Vote - Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


WATER-

Nothing to report.


STREET / SEWER

Motion by Machota, seconded by Tipler to approve purchasing a 3 horse power lagoon aerator from VaraCorp Aerators at a cost of $8,250.00, plus shipping. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Machota, seconded by Manning to proceed with engineering on the West Frontage Road Sewer Extension Project. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Machota, seconded by Moore to approve Quote #362820 from Nu Way Concrete Forms for concrete saw and plate compactor in the amount of $6,888.55. This will be paid from line item 01.41.831.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –