MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD AT THE RALPH & JOSEPHINE OLTMANN COMMUNITY CENTER, 101 W. PEARL ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, May 10, 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: Councilmembers Brooke Wallace, Rick Johnson, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, Chad Plenske, John Moore, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Police Chief Jeff Doerr and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.
NOT ATTENDING: Retiring Councilmember Maria Bodner.
IV. APPOINTMENT AND OATH OF OFFICE
Prior to the motion on Resolution #2021-13, Alderman Wallace stated that she felt that there should have been people to ask if they wanted the position as Alderman, who were willing to work for the City Council, and she felt that if Alderman Johnson wanted to run, he should have turned in a petition and could have run unopposed in the election.
Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Resolution #2021-13 Appointing Rick Johnson To The Position Of Ward 2 Alderman For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore and Scanzoni. Nayes: Wallace, Hanks, Plenske. Due to a tie vote, Mayor Neuhaus voted Aye and the motion passed with 4 Ayes and 3 Nayes.
City Clerk Stiegemeier administered the Oath of Office to the Newly Elected / Re-Elected City Officials and Appointed City Official:
Craig Neuhaus, Mayor
Cindy Pirok, City Treasurer
David Manning, Ward I Alderman
Ryan Machota, Ward III Alderman
John Moore, Ward IV Alderman (2 Year Unexpired Term)
Jeff Scanzoni, Ward IV Alderman
Appointed Ward II Alderman Rick Johnson
Mayor Neuhaus administered the Oath of Office to Re-Elected City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier
V. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Machota to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 04/26/2021
Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$3,535.47
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00
Staunton Police Department (Fingerprinting)--$10.00.
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$8,408.06
State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$6,142.11
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$54,088.77
State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$5,059.23
Joshua Swarringin (Police Dispatcher)
Tyler Hughes (Police Officer)
April 30, 2021
May 10, 2021
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Wallace.
Motion declared carried.
No guests, attending physically or remotely, requested to speak.
VII . CORRESPONDENCE
Received a letter from Zion Early Childhood Education Center requesting to close the
streets around Zion Lutheran School on Friday, June 18, 2021. Their previous request (which was approved at the April 26, 2021 Council Meeting was for Friday, June 11, 2021, but due to the City Wide Yard Sales, they are asking to change the date to provide the safest environment for the students.
Received an email from Dr. Poonam Jain, on behalf of Ageless-Staunton and The Studio, asking to use Duda Garden on May 15, 2021 from 11:30 A.M.to 1:00 P.M. She will be hosting a free Yoga and Fitness class for community residents. She has requested to have the park rental fee waived.
VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Nothing to report.