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 24, 2022
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 24, 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, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, Chad Plenske, John Moore, Terry Tipler, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe, City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Manning moved, seconded by Moore to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 10/10/2022
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$400.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00
Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00
Jersey County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$15.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$365.85
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$70.85
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$12.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$235.00
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$81,525.09
State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$15,518.50
State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$599.49
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,886.62
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$10,226.01
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$20,756.87
Macoupin County ETSB (Generator Reimbursement)--$3,817.50
Matthew Bone (Water Department)
October 24, 2022
Business Licenses Issued
Bulldog Café (New Ownership – Business License)
Bulldog Café (New Ownership – Liquor License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Dias, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning.
Motion declared carried.
No guests were present to speak.
Received a letter of resignation from Ward 2 Alderman Rick Johnson, dated October 14, 2022, effective immediately
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
The annual Treasurer’s Report for the City of Staunton has been completed for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2022, and a motion to accept the report will be during the Finance Committee Report.
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Governor Pritzker has signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through November 12, 2022, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.
The City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, November 11th for the Veteran’s Day holiday. I will need all agenda items for the November 14, 2022 City Council Meeting by Thursday, November 10th.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Quotes #50555 and #50556 for additional office furniture and office equipment for the police department at a total cost of $1,876.89. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: None. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.
PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –