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City Council Meeting Minutes--October 10,2022

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, OCTOBER 10, 2022


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 10, 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, John Moore and Terry Tipler, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Attorney Louis Laugges


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Police Chief Jeff Doerr.


NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Randy Hanks and Chad Plenske and City Attorney Phil Lading.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 09/26/2022

Collector’s Report

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$3,040.55

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$500.00

Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$931.24

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$49,253.44

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$6,083.65

Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Taxes)--$483.46

Macoupin County Treasurer (Main Street TIF Taxes)--$4,361.98

Staunton Area Ambulance Service (August & September Dispatch Fees)--$1,000.00

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$10,338.02

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,722.19

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$12,117.34

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$63,591.78

Applications

None


Monthly Reports

Distributed by City Clerk’s Office


Claims

October 10, 2022

Business Licenses Issued

Staunton High School Freshman Class (Raffle License)


Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Hanks, Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

Ross Beckman addressed the Council with a drainage concern that he has with a rental property at 520 West Lafayette Street. Mr. Beckman stated that there is a deep ditch on the Franklin Street side of the property that is full of trash and debris and is so deep that the ditch can’t be mowed. He is asking for a culvert to be installed in the ditch and then covered. Public Works Director Kuethe stated that he is aware of the situation and his intention is to install a culvert and cover the ditch. This will be done as the water main project in the area nears completion and more water services get switched over to the new main.


VI. CORRESPONDENCE


Nothing to report.


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Certificates of Deposit recently matured and cashed in at Bank of Hillsboro:

Bond/Interest Fund - $200,000.00 plus $620.89 interest

MFT Fund - $200,000.00 plus $620.89 interest

Telecommunications Fund - $100,000.00 plus $310.45 interest

Water Fund - $100,000.00 plus $310.45 interest

VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

As of October 15th, the burning of yard waste is allowed every day. This stays in effect until December 15th, and is allowable for yard waste only. The yard waste site still remains open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. to noon for the disposal of yard waste as well. Stickers for the yard waste site are $15.00 and are available at the City Clerk’s Office. The stickers are good until the end of the calendar year.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Manning, seconded by Johnson to approve payment to the Police Pension Fund for the annual contribution in the amount of $229,257.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #23047 to Bruckert, Behme & Long, P.C. for Professional Services rendered regarding Interstate TIF discussions in the amount of $1,122.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Manning to transfer $47,000.00 from Telecommunications to Street Fund for the purchase of new mini-excavator, as budgeted (line item 55.62.999.2). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to approve 2021-2022 Annual Financial Audit for the City of Staunton completed by C.J. Schlosser & Company, LLC. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


WATER-

Motion by Moore, seconded by Johnson to approve Renewal Quote with Hach Co. for annual maintenance at the water treatment plant in the amount of $13,325.00. Starting date is January 1, 2023 and end date is December 31, 2023. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Tipler to approve purchasing up to $10,000.00 in additional materials for the Franklin/Hibbard water main project and $15,000.00 for sidewalks on the same project. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


STREET / SEWER

Motion by Machota, seconded by Moore to purchase New CAT 304-07 CR Mini Excavator from Altorfer at a purchase price of $52,070.00, which includes the trade-in of the old excavator ($22,000 trade-in price). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Nothing to report.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.


JUDICIARY—

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2176 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Lions Club To Conduct Their Annual Candy Day Sale Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 22, 2022). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.



1st reading of Ordinance #2178 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Dylan S. Hasse Regarding Property Located At 17320 VFW Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time (PIN #09-000-549-00)


1st reading of Ordinance #2179 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Linda S. Murray And Justin R. Murray Regarding Property Located At 19854 Lakeview Lane, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time (PIN #02-000-485-03)


1st reading of Ordinance #2180 Declaring Real Limited Portions Of Real Property Bearing Parcel Identification Number 01-001-038-00 As Surplus Real Property And Authorizing Its Sale


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2181 Approving A Liquor License For The Junction Café, Inc. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2181 Approving A Liquor License For The Junction Café, Inc. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.

XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Staunton Meals on Wheels are in need of volunteers to deliver meals to Staunton’s

elderly community. To volunteer, please call Lydia Johnson at 618-315-1725.


Applications for the City Housing Repair Grant are due in to City Hall by November

18, 2022.


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 Manning, seconded by Councilmember Moore to adjourn at 7:12 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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