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City Council Meeting Agenda--April 22, 2024 at 7:00 P.M.



City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, April 22, 2024

7:00 p.m.


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


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


III.       Roll Call Vote (7:02-7:04)


IV.       Consent Agenda (7:04-7:06)



           Regular Meeting – 04/08/2024


Collector’s Report

                                              Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

                                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$400.00

                                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

                                                State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$12,541.01

                                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$78,269.47

                                                State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$757.83

                                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,877.59

                                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$12,352.98

                                                State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$64,678.30

                                                State of Illinois (Business District Tax)--$27,372.64

                                                Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$21,693.39

                                                Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$843.72

                                                Illinois Public Risk Fund (Workers Comp. Audit Refund)--$247.00






                                     April 22, 2024


                         Business Licenses Issued

                                     KP Staunton, LLC (d/b/a Dairy Queen)

                                     Mac’s Suds Pet Wash

                                     Joe’s Electric, Inc.

                                     Denver & Dinali Restaurant


V.          Guests


VI.       Correspondence (7:10-7:15)


Received a letter of resignation from full time police officer Leonard Rankin, dated April 4, 2024.  Officer Rankin’s last date of employment with the Staunton Police Department will be April 26, 2024.


Received an email from the Staunton FFA Alumni asking to reserve the Fireman’s Park on Saturday, September 7, 2024, for their annual FFA Alumni Tractor Drive.  They are asking to have the park rental fee waived. 


VII.          Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)


Certificates of Deposit recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:

Bond/Interest Fund -- $150,000.00 plus $5,085.53 interest

Reserve Fund -- $200,000.00 plus $6,780.70


Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Springfield for 9 months at 5.15%:

Bond/Interest Fund -- $100,000.00

Reserve Fund -- $200,000.00


VIII.       City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)


Economic Interest forms must be submitted to Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan by May 1st, 2024.  If you haven’t completed your forms yet, please do so as soon as possible.


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


Public Health & Safety – Manning (7:20-7:25)


Motion to close Union Street from Main to Pearl Street and Pearl Street from Union to Elm Street on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 3:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. for the Glow Ride


      Park & Civic Improvement - Tipler (7:25– 7:30)


      Motion to grant request from the Staunton FFA Alumni to reserve the Fireman’s

     Park on Saturday, September 7, 2024, for their annual FFA Alumni Tractor Drive,

     with the park rental fee being waived


    Finance/Claims  – Tipler (7:30-7:35)


    Motion to pay Invoice #3303 to Laughlin Electric for electrical work completed at

    the South Water Tower Park and the Water Treatment Plant.  $410.00 will be paid

   from line item 17.51.891.0 and $1,080.00 will be paid from line item 38.45.511.0.


   Utilities / Water - Berg (7:35-7:40)


   Motion to pay Invoice #240312 to Leak Detection Services, Inc. for assistance in

   leak location in the amount of $1,528.50            


   Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)


  Public Grounds – Machota (7:45-7:50)


 Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)


 Personnel – Dias (7:55-8:00)


Motion to hire Xavier A. Zaragosa and Ethan B. Hoese as Full Time Police Officers, per recommendation by the Staunton Police Commission, and to authorize their attendance to the S.W.I.C. Police Academy.


 Annexation –  Manning (8:00-8:10)


 Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)


 Judiciary – Manning - (8:15-8:20)


Motion to approve Ordinance #2239 An Ordinance Making Appropriations For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2024 And Ending April 30, 2025


1st reading of Ordinance #2241 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Mary A. Heyen Regarding Property Located At 16336 VFW Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time


Motion to approve Resolution #2024-10 A Resolution Declaring Surplus Property And Authorizing Its Disposition


X.             Unfinished Business (8:20-8:25)


XI.            New Business (8:25-8:30)


XII.           Executive Session (8:30-8:50)


XIII.         Motions from Executive Session (8:50-9:00)


XIV.          Adjournment (9:00)    


Any item listed on this agenda, including any request made in correspondence to the City, may be considered and the subjected to a vote and final action.




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