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City Council Meeting Minutes--November 28, 2022


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, NOVEMBER 28, 2022


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 28, 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: Councilmembers David Manning, David Dias, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Terry Tipler, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, Attorney Louis Laugges, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Police Chief Jeff Doerr.


NOT ATTENDING: City Attorney Phil Lading.

IV. APPOINTMENT AND OATH OF OFFICE

Motion by Tipler, seconded by Moore to approve Resolution #2022-22 Appointing Kristy Berg To The Position Of Ward 2 Alderman For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


City Clerk Stiegemeier administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Ward 2 Alderman Kristy Berg.


V. CONSENT AGENDA

Moore moved, seconded by Manning to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 11/14/2022

Executive Session – 11/14/2022

Collector’s Report

Concordia Hall (Queen of Hearts Raffle Donation to Park & Rec.)--$180.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

Prairietown Feed Service (Jarman Farm Income)--$1,208.83

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$16,260.48

Small Rural Tribal Body Worn Camera (Body Camera Grant / Police Dept.)--$20,000.00

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$3,156.61


Applications

None


Claims

November 28, 2022


Business Licenses Issued

Concordia Hall, Inc. (Queen of Hearts Raffle License)


Roll Call Vote

AYES: Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

Motion declared carried.

VI. GUESTS

Morrie Fraser and Marie Bartony, members of the Staunton Police Commission Board were in attendance. Mr. Fraser gave a brief presentation regarding his attendance at the Illinois Fire and Police Commissioners Association Conference, which he recently attended in Naperville, IL. Morrie stated that the main areas of discussion this year were: the Safety Act and its effect on cities, police department recruiting and retention efforts of police officers. A handout was give to Mayor Neuhaus and the Mayor stated that a committee meeting would be called after the first of the year to discuss these issues.

VII . CORRESPONDENCE


Nothing to report.


VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Nothing to report.


IX. CITY CLERK’S REPORT


Governor Pritzker has signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through December 9, 2022, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.

X. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Estimate #10407 from Advanced Communications for radio repeater on Mt. Olive tower in the amount of $3,413.00. At Roll Call Roll – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Nothing to report.


UTILITIES / WATER


Motion by Moore, seconded by Tipler to approve bid from Kamadulski Excavating & Grading Co., Inc. for water treatment plant lagoon maintenance in the amount of $9,400.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Tipler to accept Bid #200788 from Midwest Municipal Supply for materials to used on the Hibbard/Franklin Water Main Project, Phase II, in the amount of $57,136.94. Other bids received were from Core & Main for $59,889.50 and from Schulte Supply for $60,942.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to accept Bid #S1193188 from Schulte Supply for hydrants to be used on the Hibbard/Franklin Water Main Project, Phase II, in the amount of $12,185.00. Other bids received were from Midwest Municipal Supply for $12,234.05 and from Core & Main for $13,500.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


STREET /SEWER-

Motion by Machota, seconded by Moore to Accept a Dedication of a Private Sewer Main to the City of Staunton from Bernice Hemann. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.

PERSONNEL –

Motion by Dias, seconded by Manning to approve Christmas bonuses to City Employees as follows:

$250.00 to Department Heads

$150.00 to Full Time Employees

$100.00 to Part Time Employees with more than 250 hours per year

At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler. Nayes:

None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Dias, seconded by Manning to approve 2023 employee paid Christmas holiday schedule as follows:

Monday, December 25, 2023 – Holiday

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 – Holiday

At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes:

None. Absent: None. Motion carried.