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, MAY 24, 2021
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, May 24, 2021
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus led the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.
III. ROLL CALL:
Prior to roll call being taken, City Clerk Stiegemeier announced that tonight’s City Council Meeting was being conducted remotely and was being recorded due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
City Clerk Stiegemeier called roll with the following persons:
ATTENDING: Aldermen David Manning, Rick Johnson, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Aldermen Brooke Wallace, Randy Hanks, Chad Plenske and City Attorney Phil Lading.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Moore moved, seconded by Johnson to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 05/10/2021
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Fee)--$500.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,127.81
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$88.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$16.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$10.00
State of Illinois (Rebuild Illinois Grant)--$56,446.72
State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$588.80
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$13,434.56
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,553.00
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$86,474.46
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$13,365.06
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$51,009.33
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,925.79
State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,003.58
State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$6,519.97
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$188.43
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$20,145.44
May 24, 2021
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Wallace, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning.
Motion declared carried.
John Fassero, representing the Heritage Community Band, addressed the Council regarding their upcoming concert season. The regular concert season was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the band will be resuming their schedule this year and will be playing a concert on each of the five Thursdays in July at the Band Shelter at the City Hall complex. They will also be playing for the Memorial Day Ceremony. Mr. Fassero stated that the band has done continuous performances since 1863, through wars, pandemics and recessions. Last year they even did an unannounced concert to show that they will play through everything. This will be the 158th year that the band has been playing. The Music Performance Trust will reimburse the City half of the cost for each concert. He also stated that he is very encouraged by the participation of young musicians from our local band program at the school. In closing, Mr. Fassero invited and encouraged everyone to come out and enjoy these family friendly concerts of live music.
Received an email from Net Community Church volunteering to do power washing, painting and other identified needs at the Junior Service Pavilion on Saturday, June 5th. They are requesting that the park not be rented that day. A copy of the email is attached to the agenda packet.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Nothing to report.
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
I received the Abstract of Votes from Macopin County Clerk Pete Duncan for the Consolidated Election that was held on April 6, 2021.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Nothing to report.<