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City Council Meeting Agenda--August 24, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, August 24, 2020

7:00 p.m.

I. Call to Order (7:00-7:01)

II. Pledge of Allegiance (7:01-7:02)

  1. Roll Call Vote (7:02-7:04)

IV. Consent Agenda (7:04-7:06)


Regular Meeting – 08/10/2020

Executive Session – 08/10/2020

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$57,169.64

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$1,920.49

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$69,675.84

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$19,131.81

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,777.22

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$285.96

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$8,835.71

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$6,358.40

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

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$318.99

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$21,958.57




August 24, 2020

Business Licenses Issued


  1. Guests

Staunton Lions Club representatives discussing the 2020 Halloween Parade and Secret Santa program

  1. Correspondence (7:10-7:15)

Received an email from the FFA Alumni Association requesting to use the Fireman’s Park on Monday, September 14, 2020 for their annual meeting. They are requesting to

have the park rental fee waived.

Received an email from Girl Scout Troop 98 Troop Leader Carol Bond requesting to use

Duda Garden on Wednesday, August 28, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. for a Scout Meeting. They are requesting to have the park rental fee waived.

Received a letter from Vicki Renner of Pearl Essence Studio requesting to close North

Wood Street from Main Street going north to the dead end on Saturday, October 10, 2020

from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. for the Pearl Essence Studio’s Fall Festival – Kickoff to the Holidays. The east/west alley between North Wood and North Elm Streets will remain open.

Copies of all three requests are attached to the agenda packets. COVID-19 restrictions and regulations must be adhered to by all organizations.

  1. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)

Certificate of Deposit recently matured at Bank of Springfield:

Reserve Fund--$30,000.00 plus $1,793.40 interest (original purchase date was 8/8/2016

at 1.07%)

Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Hillsboro:

General Fund--$125,000.00 for 12 months at 0.55%

MFT Fund--$175,000.00 for 12 months at 0.55%

Water Fund--$200,000.00 for 12 months at 0.55%

Sewer Fund--$175,000.00 for 12 months at 0.55%

Telecommunications Fund--$100,000.00 for 12 months at 0.55%

Infrastructure Fund--$300,000.00 for 12 months at 0.55%

Bond/Interest Fund--$250,000.00 for 12 months at 0.55%

Reserve Fund--$200,000.00 for 18 months at 0.70%

Bond/Interest Fund--$250,000.00 for 18 months at 0.70%

VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)

City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor

Day Holiday. All public works employees, except one water treatment plant employee,

will be off that day as well.

IX. Approval of Committee Reports and Motions (7:20-8:20)