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City Council Meeting Minutes--July 12, 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, JULY 12, 2021


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 12, 2021


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, Rick Johnson, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, John Moore and Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


NOT ATTENDING: Alderman Chad Plenske and City Attorney Phil Lading.


Alderman Brooke Wallace joined the meeting remotely at 7:03 P.M., however, an Electronic Attendance Form hadn’t been completed so she was unable to vote on any motions made during the meeting.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 06/28/2021

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

Sales Tax – April - $59,785.77

MFT Allotment – June - $10,110.87

MFT Renewal Fund – June - $7,139.06

Personal Property Replacement Tax – May-June - $4,751.04

Arrest Agency Fee - $240.00

Fines - $731.77

E-Citation Fee - $12.00

Police Vehicle Fund - $1.50


Applications

None


Monthly Reports

Distributed by Bookkeeper


Claims

July 12, 2021

Business Licenses Issued

Skeeter’s Pub, Inc. (Coin Operated Machine Licenses)

Skeeter’s Pub, Inc. (Video Gaming License)

Cash Out Gaming (Video Gaming License)

Bulldogs Café (Video Gaming License)

Concordia Hall, Inc. (Raffle License)


Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests were present to speak.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE


Letter from Staunton FFA requesting to use the Fireman’s Park on Monday, August 2, 2021 for a Back to School Event and requesting the rental fee be waived. To be discussed under Park & Civic Improvement


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Nothing to report.


VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

All liquor licenses, coin operated machine and video gaming licenses have been renewed prior to the June 30, 2021 expiration date.


Kerber Eck & Braeckel has completed their onsite visit for the annual City Audit, for Fiscal Year 5/1/2020 to April 30, 2021.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Nothing to report.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Manning to approve waiving the rental fee for the Staunton FFA to host a back to school event at the Fireman’s Park on Monday, August 2, 2021 (Park is available). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to proceed with curb, gutter and sidewalk project on Hoxsey Street at a cost not to exceed $8,000.00, as budgeted. This will be paid from line item 56.45.893.3. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Machota to spend up to $4,500.00 for survey and materials for the Timberview drainage project. This will be paid from line item 56.45.851.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to approve bid from J-N-F Tree Service to cut and haul five trees at the southeast corner of Main and Laurel Streets in the amount of $3,600.00. To be paid from 36.72.891.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resident Inspectors for the Gensing Creek Box Culvert Project. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: Johnson. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.

WATER-

Nothing to report.


STREET / SEWER

Motion by Machota, seconded by Moore to accept bid from Metal Culverts for stock galvanized culverts in the amount of $21,810.60. Quantities will be adjusted to stay within the budgeted amount of $20,000.00. The only other bid received was from Schulte Supply, with their bid amount being $25,606.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Moore to apply for Liquor License for upcoming Staunton Fundraisers August 21 and August 28, 2021. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


PERSONNEL –

Nothing to report.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

1st reading of Ordinance #2126 Renewing A Lease Agreement Between The City

Of Staunton, Illinois And The Illinois Department Of Natural Resources


1st reading of Ordinance #2127 Changing the name of Tubular Steel Rd to LPT Rd


1st reading of Ordinance #2128 Amending Chapter 9 Article 1 Section 6 related to modifications of city cemetery lot pricing


Motion by Manning, seconded by Moore to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2129 Authorizing the use by the City of Staunton of city property for its Main Street improvement project. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: Johnson, Hanks. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried 4 Ayes; 2 Nayes.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Moore to approve Ordinance #2129 Authorizing the use by the City of Staunton of city property for its Main Street improvement project. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: Johnson. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.


1st reading of Ordinance #2130 Granting a zoning variance for real property located at 18077 Oxford Rd


1st reading of Ordinance #2131 Granting a zoning variance for real property located at 225 West Phillips St


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2021-28 Declaring The Property Located At 222 S. Edwards Street Within The City Of Staunton, Illinois A Public Nuisance. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.


XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Motion by Manning, seconded by Scanzoni to Proclaim the Eastern Redbud as the City Tree of Staunton and will be promoted by Girl Scout Troop 6145. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.

Mayor Neuhaus signed the Proclamation and presented it to Troop Leader Sarah Drury-Dothager and members of Girst Scout Troop 6145.


XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

No Executive 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 Hanks to adjourn at 7:12 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:



Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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