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City Council Meeting Minutes--June 13, 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, JUNE 13, 2022


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 13, 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 Dias, Rick Johnson, Ryan Machota, Chad Plenske, John Moore and Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.


NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Randy Hanks and David Manning and City Attorney Phil Lading.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 05/23/2022

Collector’s Report

M.J.M. Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$192.67

Southwestern Electric (Utility Tax)--$739.97

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,300.73

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$895.58

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$192.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$8.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$1.00

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$10,083.20

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,214.68

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$66,766.25

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$9,309.31

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$1,157.34

Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF Taxes)--$898.31

Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Taxes)--$612.15


Applications

Richard Brown (Police Dispatcher)


Monthly Reports

Distributed by City Clerk’s Office


Claims

June 13, 2022

(Expenditures - $97,784.84, Payroll - $123,473.97, Manual Checks – $5,579.42)

Business Licenses Issued

Main Station Liquor & Wine (Liquor License Renewal)

Casey’s General Store #1547 (Liquor License Renewal)

Casey’s General Store #1956 (Liquor License Renewal)

Green Room Gaming, LLC (Liquor License Renewal)

Mr. T’s Tavern & Liquor Store, Inc. (Liquor License Renewal)

Staunton Columbian Club, Inc. (Liquor License Renewal)

Cash Out Gaming, Inc. (Liquor License Renewal)

Asian Bistro by Olette, Inc. (Liquor License Renewal)

Cavataio’s Restaurant (Liquor License Renewal)

Berry’s Bar (Liquor License Renewal)

The Junction Café d/b/a Bulldog Café (Liquor License Renewal)

Mac’s Convenience Store d/b/a Circle K (Liquor License Renewals)

Staunton Food & Liquor (Liquor License Renewals)

V.F.W. Post #1241 (Liquor License Renewal)

Blackbird Bakery, LLC (Liquor License Renewal)

Skeeter’s Pub, Inc. (Liquor License Renewal)

Concordia Hall, Inc. (Liquor License Renewal)

Mississippi Culture (Liquor License Renewal)


Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Hanks.

ABSTAIN: Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

Amber and Ryan Ruehrup were in attendance to discuss a property that they purchased which was a topic of the most recent Zoning Hearing held on May 19th. Amber stated that they purchased this property at 223 East Pennsylvania Street and have made several improvements to the lot in hopes to construct a pole barn and carport to store a camper on the property. The particular lot is 76’5” deep and 69’ wide. The building that they are asking to construct is 45’ x 16’. The Zoning Hearing Attorney is suggesting to deny the variance due to the fact that there is not a principal building on the property, and City Code clearly states that there must be a principal building on a property prior to an accessory building being built. Mrs. Ruehrup stated that there were no objections at the Zoning Hearing from any neighboring property owners. Mayor Neuhaus informed the Ruehrups that the City Council follows the City Code, as this is where City Ordinances have been passed and are in place. The Mayor told them that a committee meeting will be called on June 20, and if they would like to attend and address their concerns, that would be the best time.


VI. CORRESPONDENCE


Received a letter from Zion Early Childhood Education Center requesting to block the streets and intersections that border Zion Lutheran School (Wood, Henry, Hoxsey and Panhorst) from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 16, 2022, to allow daycare students to ride their bicycles around the school. An alternate date of June 30, 2022 has been requested by Director Pam Kleckner, due to the extreme heat expected on the 16th. They are also asking City workers to set up barricades that morning for the event.


Received an email from St. Paul United Church of Christ requesting to close Union Street from Pearl Street to Mill Street on Saturday, July 9th from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. to host a family friendly Street Fest. This event will be held after the Tour de Donut.


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 June 25, 2022, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.


The annual Homecoming Parade will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. The City of Staunton will have a float in the parade and any City Officials are welcome to walk along with the float. Kids and grandkids are also welcome to ride on the float. Please meet at the City Hall Complex at 3:30 that day.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Dias, seconded by Machota to grant request from Zion Early Childhood Education Center to block streets and intersections bordering Zion Lutheran School (Wood, Henry, Hoxsey and Panhorst) on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., with a possible alternate date being June 30, 2022, due to the extreme heat. They are also asking City workers to set up barricades that morning. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Manning. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to grant request from St. Paul United Church of Christ to close Union Street from Pearl Street to Mill Street on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. for a Street Fest. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Manning. Motion carried.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Nothing to report.


WATER-

Motion by Moore, seconded by Machota to accept low Bid #5010781 from Midwest Municipal Supply for hydrants for the Franklin/Hibbard water main project in the amount of $4,200.00

(Other bids received: Schulte Supply -$4,786.20; Core & Main-$5,250.00)

At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson.

Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Manning. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Johnson to accept low Bid # 5010780 from Midwest Municipal Supply for materials for the Franklin/Hibbard water main project in the amount of $21,145.69

(Other bids received: Schulte Supply-$24,157.20; Core & Main-$24,354.69)

At. Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson, Machota.

Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Manning. Motion carried.


STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Moore to close the following streets on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:59 P.M. for the upcoming Fireworks Display:

Ash Street from Pennsylvania to Montgomery Street;

Montgomery Street from Ash to Luker Street.

At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Manning. Motion carried.


PERSONNEL –

Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to hire Tim Waltrip as full time water treatment plant employee, effective June 1, 2022. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Manning. Motion carried.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –


Nothing to report.


JUDICIARY—

Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to approve Ordinance #2162 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (20062 Staunton Road). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Manning. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Moore to approve Ordinance #2163 Amending The Liquor Code For The City Of Staunton, Illinois (increasing Class A liquor licenses from 10 to 11). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: Plenske. Absent: Hanks, Manning. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.


1st reading of Ordinance #2164 Denying A Zoning Variance For Real Property

Located At 223 East Pennsylvania Street, Staunton, Illinois



1st reading of Ordinance #2165 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property

Located At 503 Klondike Street, Staunton, Illinois


1st reading of Ordinance #2166 Approving A Collective Bargaining Agreement

With Laborers’ International Union Of North America, Local Union Number 338,

On Behalf Of The City Of Staunton, Illinois Full Time Employees Of The Street,

Water And Sewer Departments


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 Scanzoni, seconded by Councilmember Machota to adjourn at 7:19 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Manning. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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