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City Council Meeting Minutes--October 23, 2023

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 23, 2023

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 23, 2023.

 

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, Kristy Berg, Ryan Machota, Matthew McKee, Terry Tipler, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Attorney Michael Geaschel (in attendance for City Attorney Phil Lading), Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

                                                                                                                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

Dias moved, seconded by Tipler to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:

                      

Minutes  

           Regular Meeting – 10/09/2023

                                 

Collector’s Report

                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$500.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$665.20

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

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$25.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$6.00

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$.50

                                Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$200.00

                                State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$10,286.24

                                State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$9,608.50

                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$87,581.22

                                State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$16,179.43

                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$9,985.27

                                State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$619.46

                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,566.56

                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$2,102.23

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – 2nd Installment)--$167,243.49

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes/ Library – 2nd Installment)--$20,478.77

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF Taxes – 2nd Installment)--$14,980.30

                                Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Taxes – 2nd Installment)--$1,099.74

 

Applications

            None

 

            Claims

October 23, 2023

             

Business Licenses Issued

                         Staunton Sports Boosters (Raffle License)

                                               

            Roll Call Vote

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

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  None.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                   

            No guests were present to speak.

 

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a letter from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce outlining all of the upcoming activities for the “Lighting of Duda Garden” on November 25th and the list  of events for the Holiday Walk Weekend, which will be December 1st and 2nd.  A copy of the letter is attached with the agenda packet.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Certificates of Deposit that recently matured at Bank of Springfield:

Band Fund - $15,000.00 plus $460.43 interest

Depreciation Fund - $75,000.00 plus $2,302.13 interest

General Fund - $150,000.00 plus $4,604.26 interest

 

The annual Treasurer’s Report for the City of Staunton has been completed for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2023, and a motion to accept the report will be during the Finance Committee Report.

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

The City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday.  All public works employees, except one water plant employee, will be off that day as well.  I will need to get all agenda items for the November 13th meeting by Thursday, November 9th. 

 

A reminder that Trick or Treat days and hours are October 30th and 31st from dusk to 9:00 P.M.  The Lions Club Halloween Parade will be also be held on October 30th at 6:00 P.M., weather permitting.  They have decided to not have a rain date for the parade this year.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #26121925-101023 to Southwestern Illinois College for Police Academy Training for newly hired police officers Austin Brown and Leonard Rankin in the amount of $13,480.00.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:   Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning, Dias.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Tipler, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #246809 to Midwest Turf Management for turf maintenance at the soccer fields and baseball fields in the amount of $1,830.00.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Tipler, seconded by Dias to pay Investor Invoice for the Macoupin County CEO Program in the amount of  $1,000.00.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:   McKee, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried. 

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Tipler, seconded by Manning to pay Invoice #117995 to Fehr Graham for Services Rendered regarding the 2023 OSLAD Grant Application in the amount of $2,100.00.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Tipler, Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Tipler, seconded by McKee to pay Invoice #118555 to Fehr Graham for Services Rendered regarding the 2023 OSLAD Grant Application in the amount of $1,400.00.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Tipler, seconded by Manning to approve 2022-2023 Annual Financial Audit for the City of Staunton completed by C.J. Schlosser & Company, LLC.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried. 

  

Motion by Tipler, seconded by Dias to accept the City of Staunton’s Annual Treasurer’s Report for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2023.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes:  Manning, Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried. 

 

WATER-

 

Nothing to report.

 

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—

 

Nothing to report.

 

X.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

    

       Nothing to report.

 

XI.      NEW BUSINESS-

 

Nothing to report.

  

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 Tipler, seconded by Councilmember Manning to adjourn at 7:07 P.M.  At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Berg, Machota, McKee, Tipler, Manning.  Nayes:  None.  Absent: Manning.   Motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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