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City Council Meeting Minutes--October 25, 2021


MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD AT THE RALPH & JOSEPHINE OLTMANN COMMUNITY CENTER, 101 W. PEARL ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021


I. CALL TO ORDER:


Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 25, 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: Councilmembers David Manning, Randy Hanks, Ryan Machota, Chad Plenske, John Moore, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.


ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Rick Johnson and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

IV. APPOINTMENT AND OATH OF OFFICE

Motion by Moore, seconded by Machota to approve Resolution #2021-40 Appointing David Dias To The Position Of Ward 1 Alderman For The City Of Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


City Clerk Stiegemeier administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Ward 1 Alderman David Dias.


V. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 10/11/2021

Executive Session – 10/11/2021

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$400.00

Max B. Mullins Salvage (Street Salvage/Recycling)--$390.60

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$249.98

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$23,049.13

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$73,346.58

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$15,166.30

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$12,197.91

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$62,746.77

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$760.14

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,418.77

Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Fee)--$500.00

Ameren Illinois (Easement)--$6,500.00


Applications

Lauri Ebersohl (Part Time Janitor)

Lawrence Haustein (Part Time Yard Waste Attendant)

Linda Curtis (Part Time Yard Waste Attendant)

Thomas Sanders (Any Department)

Emma Raymond (Police Dispatcher)

Ronald Boris (Police Officer)


Claims

October 25, 2021

(Expenditures - $39,161.72; Payroll - $61,265.12; Manual Checks –

$48,391.15)


Business Licenses Issued

None


Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSTAIN: Dias.

ABSENT: None.

Motion declared carried.

VI. GUESTS

Mayor Neuhaus recognized Jack Pritchett and presented him with a Certificate upon completion of his Eagle Scout Project. The Mayor thanked Jack for his contribution to the City and congratulated him on his accomplishments.


VII . CORRESPONDENCE

Nothing to report.


VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT

The annual Treasurer’s Report for the City of Staunton has been completed for the

fiscal year ending April 30, 2021, and a motion to accept will be during the Finance

Committee Report.


IX. CITY CLERK’S REPORT


Trick or Treat hours are set for October 30th and 31st from dusk to 9:00 P.M.

X. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Nothing to report.


PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Nothing to report.


FINANCE–

Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to purchase chain link fencing for the Gensing Creek Culvert Project at a cost not to exceed $1,500.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Manning to approve 2020-2021 Annual Financial Audit for the City of Staunton completed by Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Moore, seconded by Plenske to accept the City of Staunton’s Annual Treasurer’s Report for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2021. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


UTILITIES / WATER


Motion by Moore, seconded by Scanzoni to purchase water leak detection equipment from USA Bluebook at a cost not to exceed $2,000.00. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

STREET /SEWER

Nothing to report.


PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.



TOURISM –

Nothing to report.

PERSONNEL –

Motion by Manning, seconded by Moore to approve carrying over 120 hours of vacation for Full Time Police Dispatcher Beverly Laurent. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Scanzoni to approve carrying over 80 hours of vacation for Public Works Director Mike Kuethe. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Plenske to hire Lauri Ebersohl for the part time janitorial position for City owned buildings. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Scanzoni, Manning, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore. Nayes: None. Abstain: Dias. Absent: None. Motion carried 7 Ayes; 1 Abstain.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Machota to hire Robin Simpson as part time police officer. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Manning, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Abstain: Dias. Absent: None. Motion carried 7 Ayes; 1 Abstain.


ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.


SPECIAL COMMITTEES


Nothing to report.


JUDICIARY—

Motion by Manning, seconded by Machota to TABLE Ordinance #2136 for 60 days, Vacating Portion Of City Alleyway, Declaring It Surplus Real Property And Authorizing Its Sale. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


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


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


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


Motion by Manning, seconded by Moore to approve Ordinance #2143 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 304 West Henry Street, Staunton, Illinois. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Dias, Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Motion by Manning, seconded by Moore to approve of Ordinance #2144 Annexing Certain Territory To The City Of Staunton Macoupin County, Illinois (18347 Windy Hill Road PIN #01-000-424-00). At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Hanks, Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


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


1st reading of Ordinance #2146 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The V.F.W. Post #1241 At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (November 12 and November 13, 2021)


1st reading of Ordinance #2147 Revising Ordinance #1660 And Amending Water Connection And Account Activation Procedures For The City Of Staunton, Illinois


XI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.



XII. NEW BUSINESS—


Mayor Neuhaus informed the Council that the Staunton Volunteer Fire Departmant

was doing a training exercise out at the soccer field parking area.


XIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

No Executive Session was held.


XV. MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION


No motions were made from Executive Session.


XVI. ADJOURNMENT

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Scanzoni, seconded by Councilmember Moore to adjourn at 7:15 PM. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Machota, Plenske, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning, Dias, Johnson, Hanks. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Prepared by:




Dennis K. Stiegemeier City Clerk

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