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:
Regular Meeting – 11/08/2021
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
Daymond W. Lynn (Full Time Police Officer)
William H. Gibson, Jr. (Police Officer)
Jassen L. Stinnett (Police Officer)
August 23, 2021 (Expenditures - $43,613.48 / Payroll - $56,293.64 / Manual
Checks - $855.38)
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Johnson, Moore, Scanzoni, Dias.
ABSENT: Manning, Hanks, Machota, Plenske.
Motion declared carried.
No guests present requested to speak.
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