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City Council Meeting Minutes--October 24, 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 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:

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 10/10/2022

Collector’s Report

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


Applications

Matthew Bone (Water Department)


Claims

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.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: None.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

No guests were present to speak.


VI. CORRESPONDENCE

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 –

Motion by Tipler, seconded by Manning to pay Invoice #110868 to Fehr Graham for services rendered regarding the 2022 OSLAD Grant Application in the amount of $5,000.00. This will be paid from line item 17.51.891.0. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Ryan to pay Invoice #733514 from Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services Rendered for Special Projects in the amount of $1,851.24. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: None. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Tipler to accept the City of Staunton’s Annual Treasurer’s Report for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2022. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Machota to pay Invoice #57015 from Illini Tech for Solid State Drives with USB Cables and on-site labor to perform backup restoration and documentation in the amount of $2,840.50. This was approved at the September 12, 2022 City Council Meeting for $2,520.00 but additional hardware was needed to complete the installation. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


WATER-

Motion by Moore, seconded by Dias to approve seeking bids for materials for the Hibbard Street water main project. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Tipler, Manning, Dias, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


STREET / SEWER

Nothing to report.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.


TOURISM –

Nothing to report.


PERSONNEL –

Motion by Dias, seconded by Manning to promote David Mongold as Street/Sewer Department Foreman. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.


JUDICIARY—

Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve 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). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve 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). At Roll Call Vote – Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve 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. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


1st reading of Ordinance #2181 Annexing Certain Territory Commonly Known As 20224 Staunton Road To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (PIN #01-000-283-00)


1st reading of Ordinance #2182 Annexing Certain Territory Commonly Known As 20190 Staunton Road To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (PIN #01-000-281-00 & 01-000-311-00)


1st reading of Ordinance #2183 Annexing Certain Territory Commonly Known As 20266 Staunton Road To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (PIN #01-000-320-00 & 01-000-319-00)


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2184 Authorizing The Execution Of A Redevelopment Agreement With Meyer Oil Company. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Dias, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler. Nayes: Hanks. Absent: None. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Ordinance #2184 Authorizing The Execution Of A Redevelopment Agreement With Meyer Oil Company. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to approve Resolution #2022-20 Approving Release Of Closed Session Minutes And Authorizing Continuing Retention Of Non-Released Minutes. At Roll Call Vote – Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.


XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Aldermen Randy Hanks submitted his letter of resignation as Ward 2 Alderman and Chad Plenske submitted his letter of resignation as Ward 3 Alderman. Both letters were dated October 24, 2022 with their resignations being effective immediately.


XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

No Executive Session was held.

XIII. MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

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No motions were made from Executive Session.


XIV. ADJOURNMENT

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Manning, seconded by Councilmember Moore to adjourn at 7:10 P.M. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Prepared by:



Dennis K. Stiegemeier, City Clerk

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