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 27, 2021
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 27, 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: Aldermen David Manning, Rick Johnson, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.
ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: City Attorney Phil Lading and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
NOT ATTENDING: Aldermen Randy Hanks and Chad Plenske.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Johnson moved, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 09/13/2021
Executive Session – 09/13/2021
Special Meeting – 9/15/2021
Special Meeting – 9/16/2021
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00
State of Illinois (American Rescue Plan Act – 1st Installment)--$336,733.81
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$4.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$419.99
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$10.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$.50
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$311.74
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$21,300.51
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Fee)--$500.00
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$16,285.45
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$40,361.63
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$10,887.09
State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,655.43
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$64,857.54
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,635.02
State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$639.21
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$11,736.93
Music Performance Trust Fund (Band Reimbursement)--$3,150.00
Robin Simpson (Police Officer)
Roxanne Marra (Clerk’s Office Administrative Assistant)
August 23, 2021 (Expenditures - $105,229.69 / Payroll - $62,483.26 / Manual
Checks - $57,820.90)
Business Licenses Issued
Staunton FFA Alumni (Raffle License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Johnson, Machota, Moore, Scanzoni, Manning.
ABSENT: Hanks, Plenske.
Motion declared carried.
Don Mitchelar thanked the City Council for all of their time, efforts and accomplishments that have happened since he has been attending City Council Meetings over the last year. He told the Council that he really appreciates everything being done and he wishes more local residents could see all of the good things happening with the Council.
Received a letter of resignation on September 13, 2021 from full time Police Officer Christopher Barnes, effective September 18, 2021. He is asking to stay on as a part time officer for the department.
Received a letter of resignation from part time janitor Evelyn Gusewelle on September 15, 2021.
Received an email from Colin Pruitt of Congressman Rodney Davis’ office requesting to use the conference room at the Ralph and Josephine Oltmann Community Center on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. This will be to set up for in person meetings with citizens wishing to address any issues they may be having.
Received a letter from Net Community Church asking to use the city’s trailer of tables on October 13, 2021 and March 23, 2022. They will be hosting a testing site for Staunton High School Seniors to take their SAT test. Net Community Church will provide workers to unload and reload the tables into the City trailer.