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City Council Meeting Minutes--July 25, 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, JULY 25, 2022


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 25, 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, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Aldermen Hanks and Scanzoni.


NOT ATTENDING: Alderman Chad Plenske.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 07/11/2022

Special Meeting – 07/13/2022

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Sex Offender Registration)--$35.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$153.46

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$106.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$6.00

M.J.M. Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$516.77

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$18,255.24

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$13,824.51

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$10,441.49

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,466.50

State of Illiniois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$582.71

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,849.22

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$13,109.44

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$64,664.29

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$8,996.17

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$79,556.36

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,916.17

Applications

Jeffery Schoen (Full Time Police Officer)


Claims

July 25, 2022

Business Licenses Issued

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Raffle License)

Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests were present to speak.


VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received a letter of resignation from part time Park & Recreation employee Clyde Bradford. He is resigning effective July 1, 2022.


Received a letter of resignation from part time police dispatcher Kylee Cherry. Her last day of employment with the City of Staunton will be July 31, 2022.


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Nothing to report.


VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Governor Pritzker has signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through August 20, 2022, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice dated July 8, 2022 from West Central Illinois Criminal Justice Council for Mobile Training Unit 9 annual dues in the amount of $1,150.00 (effective July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #22C-52 to Brownlee Data Systems for annual Village Police Maintenance Agreement in the amount of $1,800.00 (8/5/2022 through 8/4/2023). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Motion by Machota, seconded by Dias to approve demolition of condemned structure at 222 S. Edwards Street at a cost not to exceed $5,000.00. This will be paid from line item 35.61.916.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to approve proceeding with sidewalk project on Miller Street from Deneen to Franklin Street, at a cost not to exceed $15,000.00, as budgeted. This will be paid from line item 56.45.893.1. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.


WATER-

Motion by Moore, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #2044475 from Midwest Municipal Supply for the balance of materials used on the Streeb Lane water main project in the amount of $2,424.52. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to hire Jeffery W. Schoen as full time police officer per recommendation by the Staunton Police Commission. 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—

Motion by Manning, seconded by Johnson to approve Ordinance #2167 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Timothy & Wendi Rose Powell Regarding Property Located At 9335 Renken Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time (PIN #12-2-04-01-00-000-031). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


1st reading of Ordinance #2168 Approving A Charity Roadblock By Adopt A Pet To Conduct Their Macoupin County Wide Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 8, 2022)


1st reading of Ordinance #2169 Approving A Charity Roadblock By V.F.W. Post #1241 At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (August 26 & 27, 2022)


X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.


XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Nothing to report.


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 Moore, seconded by Councilmember Scanzoni to adjourn at 7:07 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:



Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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