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City Council Meeting Minutes--March 14, 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, MARCH 14, 2022


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 14, 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 and Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.


NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Randy Hanks and Chad Plenske and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 02/28/2022

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Parking Fines)--$25.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$424.27

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$96.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$4.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$.50

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$5,797.45

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$6,270.40

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$65,353.61

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$7,894.30

Applications

None


Monthly Reports

Distributed by City Clerk’s Office


Claims

March 14, 2022

(Expenditures - $22,893.17, Payroll - $63,078.91, Manual Checks –

$256.40)

Business Licenses Issued

DEFU Corporation d/b/a Bamboo Garden

Concordia Hall, Inc. (Meat Shoot License)


Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Hanks, Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests present requested to speak.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE


Received a letter from Madison Communications notifying the City of their success in exceeding customer protection requirements for the 2021 year. A copy of the letter and report is included with the agenda packet.


Received a letter from Vicki Renner of Pearl Essence Studio requesting to close North Wood Street from Main Street to Duda Drive on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. for Pearl Essence Studio’s 3rd Anniversary Street Party. A copy of the letter is attached to the agenda packet.


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Nothing to report.


VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

I have received Economic Interest Forms from Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan. The State of Illinois has changed all questions on the form. Please review the questions carefully to ensure they are all properly answered. I need to submit completed forms by May 1, 2022, so please return them to me no later than April 20, 2022.


The annual Workers Compensation Audit was done in office on March 9, 2022


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Johnson to close Wood Street from Main Street going north to Duda Drive on Saturday, June 4, 2022 for the Pearl Essence Studio’s 3rd Anniversary Street Party from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M, and also allow them to use the City tables and chairs for the event. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Nothing to report.


WATER-

Nothing to report.


STREET / SEWER

Motion by Machota, seconded by Moore to pay Invoice #5531788 to Vandevanter Engineering for Annual Maintenance Service Contract for Small Flygt Lift Stations in the amount of $3,282.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Manning to hire Kelly Streubel as part time police dispatcher. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Manning to approve Timothy Waltrip as water treatment plant intern. This will be a paid internship at 85%. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Economic/TIF


Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to reimburse Patty Brauer 75% of the completed expenses as outlined in the the TIF Redevelopment Agreement, for a total of $4,762.50 (75% of $6,350.00). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


JUDICIARY—

1st reading of Ordinance #2157 An Ordinance Adopting The City’s Updated

Zoning Map And Authorizing Its Publication


X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.


XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Nothing to report.


XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to go in to Executive Session to discuss Potential Real Estate Acquistion – Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (5) at 7:06 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to return to regular order of business at 7:15 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.

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 Dias to adjourn at 7:16 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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