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, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 26, 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, Rick Johnson, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Terry Tipler.
NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Randy Hanks and Chad Plenske and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Dias to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 09/12/2022
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$44,529.85
State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$17,780.41
State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$652.44
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,996.71
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$12,919.27
State of Illinois (ARPA Relief Dollars – 2nd Installment)--$337,081.67
State of Illinois (Rebuild Illinois Grant Installment #6)--$56,446.72
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00
TDS Transport (Police Department Donation)--$3,500.00
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$22,880.59
Dewayne Morrison (Street Department)
September 26, 2022
Business Licenses Issued
A-1 Illinois Realty (Location Change Only for Business License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Dias, Johnson, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning.
ABSENT: Hanks, Plenske.
Motion declared carried.
No guests were present to speak.
Received a letter of resignation from full time police officer Ronald Boris. The letter is dated September 14, 2022 and his last day of employment is September 15, 2022.
Received a letter from the Staunton Lions Club regarding the upcoming Halloween Parade. Plans are to have the parade on Sunday, October 30th at 6:00 P.M.with Monday, October 31st being the rain date. The parade will begin at the City Hall complex and proceed east on Main Street to Laurel Street and then south on Laurel Street to Henry Street, ending at the VFW Hall.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Nothing to report.
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
I have received all of the information regarding the upcoming Consolidated Election, which will be held on April 4, 2023. Petition packets are available now and can be circulated immediately. Candidates can pick up the packets at the City Clerk’s office, and the filing dates for completed packets will be December 12 thru December 19, 2022.
Governor Pritzker has signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through October 15, 2022, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #62767 to Russell Furniture for new flooring at the police department in the amount of $5,382.25. At Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Tipler, Manning, Dias. Nayes: None. Absent: Hanks, Plenske. Motion carried.
Motion by Manning, seconded by Dias to pay Invoice #206920 to Keith Marks