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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