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City Council Meeting Minutes--October 11, 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, OCTOBER 11, 2021


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 11, 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 Manning, Rick Johnson, Chad Plenske, John Moore and Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Ryan Machota and Police Chief Jeff Doer.


NOT ATTENDING: Alderman Randy Hanks.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 09/27/2021

Special Meeting – 09/29/2021

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$400.00

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,311.96

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$319.41

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$96.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$8.00

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$10,223.82

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$7,915.85




Applications

Sharon Leichsenring (Clerk’s Office Administrative Assistant)

Rose Karl (Clerk’s Office Administrative Assistant)



Monthly Reports

Distributed by Bookkeeper


Claims

October 11, 2021

(Expenditures - $38,825.68, Payroll - $60,622.17, Manual Checks –

$3,481.92)

Business Licenses Issued

DC Waste & Recycling (Trash Hauling License)


Roll Call Vote

AYES: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Hanks.

ABSTAIN: Plenske.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests were present to speak.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE


Nothing to report.


VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Hillsboro for 6 months at 0.16%:

General Fund - $200,000.00

Band Fund - $10,000.00

ESDA Fund - $10,000.00

MFT Fund - $50,000.00

Sewer Fund - $200,000.00

Telecommunications Fund - $100,000.00

Infrastructure Fund - $500,000.00

Tourism Fund - $80,000.00



Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Hillsboro for 12 months at 0.31%:

MFT Fund - $200,000.00

Bond/Interest Fund - $200,000.00

Water Fund - $100,000.00

Telecommunications Fund - $100,000.00


Certificate of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Hillboro for 18 months at 0.41%:

Civic Improvement Fund - $100,000.00


VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Normal burn days in the City of Staunton are Friday, Saturday and Monday, however, starting October 15th and going through December 15th, yard waste can be burnt everyday. This applies to yard waste only, no household trash.

The City of Staunton has a new licensed trash hauler. The company is DC Waste &

Recycling and they are ready to provide service to Staunton residents.


I received an email today from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce inviting all of the

elected officials to join in the ribbon cutting for Bank of Hillsboro. The event will take place tomorrow morning (Tuesday, October 12) at 8:00 A.M. The bank will officially open for business that morning in their new building.


IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Nothing to report.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Johnson to approve renewal of City of Staunton Employee Dental, Life, Vision and AD&D Insurance from CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Illinois effective November 1, 2021, at a renewal rate of $52.76 per employee, per month (Principal Insurance Co.). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks. Motion carried.




WATER-

Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Quote #S1177466 from Schulte Supply, Inc. for stock water meters in the amount of $9,284.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Manning to pursue bids for water sludge maintenance work. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Manning to pay Invoice #17940 to Subsurface Solutions for utility locating equipment in the amount of $7,558.53. The quote was approved at the August 23, 2021 City Council Meeting for $7,464.00, however, the quote did not include shipping. This will be paid from line item 51.42.830.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks. Motion carried.

STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.


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 Johnson, seconded by Moore to TABLE Ordinance #2136 Vacating Portion Of City Alleyway, Declaring It Surplus Real Property And Authorizing Its Sale. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Machota, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks. Motion carried


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Ordinance #2139 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 16, 2021). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks. Motion carried.


1st reading of Ordinance #2140 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With William & Christina Brown Regarding Property Located At 20443 Tall Timber Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time (PIN #01-000-100-03)


1st reading of Ordinance #2141 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Stephen & Vivian Worley Regarding Property Located At 2224 Route 4, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time (PIN #01-000-053-01)


1st reading of Ordinance #2142 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With John & Bobbi Fisher Regarding Property Located At 2915 Shady Pine Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time (PIN #01-000-100-06)


1st reading of Ordinance #2143 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 304 West Henry Street, Staunton, Illinois


1st reading of Ordinance #2144 Annexing Certain Territory To The City Of Staunton Macoupin County, Illinois (18347 Windy Hill Road PIN #01-000-424-00)


1st reading of Ordinance #2145 Annexing Certain Territory Commonly Known As 18127 Windy Hill Road To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (PIN #01-000-405-01)


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Manning to approve Resolution #2021-39 Authorizing The Execution Of A Redevelopment Agreement With Bart And Patti Brauer. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks. Motion carried.


X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.


XI. NEW BUSINESS-

A group of individuals that were representing a church (not a Staunton church)

showed up on Sunday evening, October10th, and were soliciting donations at the

intersection of Route 4 and Main Street. They were not authorized to do this, so

the police department was notified and an officer went and informed the individuals

that they were not allowed to do this and they must leave immediately. All charity

roadblocks must submit an application with proper documents to be able to host

such an event, which does require Council approval. This will be discussed further

in a committee meeting to put specific hours for these roadblocks.


Public Works Director Kuethe stated that he has found a 2010 Freightliner single axle

dump truck out near Kansas City, and he is hoping to go out and inspect and hopefully

purchase the truck and bring it back to Staunton with him. The purchase of a dump

truck, not to exceed $50,000.00, was approved at the May 24, 2021 City Council

Meeting. Half will be paid from streets and half will be paid from Sewer.


XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to go into Executive Session at 7:15 P.M. to discuss Open Meetings Act Exception for Property Acquisition Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (5). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks.


Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to return to regular order of business at 7:20 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks. Motion carried.

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 Scanzoni to adjourn at 7:21 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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