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 9, 2022
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, May 9, 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, Chad Plenske, John Moore and Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
NOT ATTENDING: Alderman Randy Hanks.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Dias to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 04/25/2022
Illinois Public Risk Fund (Workers Comp Audit Refund)--$4,162.00
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$29,603.05
Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$818.72
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,930.82
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (April Dispatch Fees)--$500.00
Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$3,177.45
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$399.25
State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$9,332.67
State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$12,495.08
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$53,754.23
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,977.83
State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,266.73
Lonnie Ziegler (Any Department)
Distributed by City Clerk’s Office
April 29, 2022
(Expenditures - $32,411.73, Manual Checks - $1,400.50)
May 9, 2022
(Expenditures - $26,126.05, Payroll - $60,998.20, Manual Checks – $2,646.71)
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning.
Motion declared carried.
Mayor Neuhaus presented Caleb Partridge a Certificate of Congratulations on his recently completed Eagle Scout Project. Caleb’s project was to rework the Staunton sign at the south end of town on Hackman Street. Caleb landscaped, cleaned, installed 3 flag poles, designed a Staunton Flag and relit the sign and flags. On behalf of the entire City Council, everyone congratulated Caleb on achieving his Eagle Scout Rank and thanked him for his hard work on the project, which looks great!
Received a letter of resignation from full time police officer Daymond Lynn, dated April 25, 2022. His last day of employment with the Staunton Police Department will be May 5, 2022.
Received a request from Staunton Jr. High School to use the Fireman’s Park on Monday, May 16, 2022. They are asking to have the park rental fee waived.
Received an email from Ben Clark, representing the Staunton Fire Department, requesting to close Park Lane, Luker Street and Bell Street on Sunday June 26, 2022 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. to alleviate congestion at the end of the Homecoming Parade.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Nothing to report.
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT