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City Council Meeting Minutes--November 22, 2021

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, NOVEMBER 22, 2021


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 22, 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: Aldermen David Dias, Rick Johnson, John Moore, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Jeff Scanzoni, City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen David Manning, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota and Chad Plenske.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 11/08/2021

Collector’s Report

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$65,502.51

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$6,848.57

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,517.69

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$42,046.35

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$16,009.20

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$11,443.13

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,263.77

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$665.34

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,452.47

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$119.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$9.00

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

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$350.00

Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

Staunton Police Department (Donation from TDS Transport)--$500.00

Staunton Public Library (Insurance Reimbursement)--$850.00

Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF Tax)--$41,404.48

Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Tax)--$6,255.08

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$446,539.08

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$55,179.74

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$18,572.97

Applications

Daymond W. Lynn (Full Time Police Officer)

William H. Gibson, Jr. (Police Officer)

Jassen L. Stinnett (Police Officer)


Claims

August 23, 2021 (Expenditures - $43,613.48 / Payroll - $56,293.64 / Manual

Checks - $855.38)

Business Licenses Issued

None

Roll Call Vote

AYES: Johnson, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests present requested to speak.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received a letter of resignation from Zoning Adminstrator Ailee Taylor, dated November 5, 2021.


The Staunton Post Prom Committee will be hosting a 5K Santa Dash on Saturday, December 4th starting at 8:00 A.M. This will be in conjunction with the Holiday Walk, which the Council has already approved to close Main Street. They will have volunteers at intersections with signs to keep the runners safe from traffic. They expect the race to last about an hour.


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Certificates of Deposit recently cashed in at the Bank of Hillsboro:

Bond/Interest Fund--$100,000.00 plus $450.94 interest

Insurance Fund--$10,000.00 plus $45.09 interest

MFT Fund--$100,000.00 plus $450.94 interest

Civic Improvement Fund--$75,000.00 plus $338.20 interest

Depreciation Fund--$75,000.00 plus $338.20 interest

DUI Fund--$10,000.00 plus $45.09 interest



VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

City Clerk’s Office will be closed Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All public works employees, except one water treatment plant employee, will be off those days as well.


All employees of the City of Staunton are to complete the mandatory annual sexual

harassment training required by the State of Illinois. This training is mandated to occur annually and must be completed by the end of the calendar year.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Dias to approve Full Time Placement List compiled by the Police Commission from recent interviews, to be good for six months. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #763875 from Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP for the final payment in preparation of the City’s audit for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2021 in the amount of $6,277.90. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to spend up to $2,000.00 with Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP for additional work required for the State of Illinois TIF Reporting. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


WATER-

Nothing to report.


STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to approve hiring Jassen Stinnett as full time Police Officer from the recently approved Full Time Placement List compiled by the Police Commission. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to approve hiring Daymond Lynn as full time Police Officer from the recently approved Full Time Placement List compiled by the Police Commission. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to approve hiring Ronald Boris as part time Police Officer. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Johnson to advertise for Zoning / Office Administrative Assistant position. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.


JUDICIARY—

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Dias to waive the 1st reading of Ordinance #2148 Amending City Ordinance #2147 To Correct Certain Scrivener’s Errors Therein. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2148 Amending City Ordinance #2147 To Correct Certain Scrivener’s Errors Therein. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


1st reading of Ordinance #2149 Amending The Liquor Code For The City Of

Staunton, Illinois In Regards To The Number Of Available Class D Licenses

(increasing from Five (5) to Six (6)


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2021-41 Establishing The Regular Meeting Location Schedule For The City Of Staunton, Illinois For The Calendar Year 2022. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


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 Moore to adjourn at 7:10 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:



Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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