City of Staunton
101 W. Pearl St.
Monday, April 26, 2021
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 – 04/12/2021
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$202.16
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$28,444.17
State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$582.31
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$10,006.35
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,468.98
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$14,988.71
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$63,304.36
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Fee)--$500.00
Max B. Mullins Salvage (Scrap Metal from City Wide Clean-up)--$945.60
Cash and Checks (For Tires from City Wide Clean-up)--$430.00
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,169.54
April 26, 2021
Business Licenses Issued
VI. Correspondence (7:10-7:15)
Received an email from Sarah Drury-Dothager, Scout Leader, requesting to use the South Water Tower Park on May 23, 2021 (rain date of May 27, 2021) for a Girl Scout Bridging event. She is requesting to have the park rental fee waived.
Received a letter from Zion Early Childhood Education Center requesting to block the streets and intersections that border Zion Lutheran School (Wood, Henry, Hoxsey and Panhorst) from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 11, 2021, to allow daycare students to ride their bicycles around the school. They are also asking City workers to set up barricades that morning for the event.
VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)
VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)
Please make sure all signed Economic Interest Statements are turned in to me as soon as possible. Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan is asking for all forms to be returned to him by April 30, 2021.
Received confirmation from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce that the City Wide Yard Sales will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, 2021.
IX. Approval of Committee Reports and Motions (7:20-8:20)
Public Health & Safety – Johnson (7:20-7:25)
Motion to grant request from Zion Early Childhood Education Center to block streets and intersections bordering Zion Lutheran School (Wood, Henry, Hoxsey and Panhorst) on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. They are also asking City workers to set up barricades that morning.
Park & Civic Improvement - Scanzoni (7:25– 7:30)
Motion to accept Estimate #1369 from Laughlin Electric, Inc. for labor, materials
and equipment to remove old wood poles, replace with new wood poles and
install new LED lights at the Fireman’s Park in the amount of $3,800.00
Motion to pay Invoice #7499 from American Legal Publishing Corporation for
Codification Services in the amount of $2,014.00
Motion to grant request from the Girl Scouts to use the South Water Tower Park
on May 23, 2021 (rain date of May 27, 2021) for a Girl Scout Bridging Event,
with the park rental fee being waive.
Finance/Claims – Moore (7:30-7:35)
Motion to approve Tom Dunham as Grant Writer for the Housing Rehabilitation
Utilities / Water - Hanks (7:35-7:40)
Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)
Public Grounds – Machota (7:45-7:50)
Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)
Personnel – Johnson - (7:55-8:00)
Motion to approve a 2.5% pay increase for the following employees effective May 1, 2021:
Jeff Doerr, Dennis Stiegemeier, Lori Grandone, Natalie Floyd, Tracy Curtis,
Clyde Bradford, Roy Fritz and Gene Lotter
Motion to approve giving Public Works Director Mike Kuethe one additional
week of vacation time per year, in lieu of a wage increase, effective May 1, 2021
Motion to approve a $2.00 per hour wage increase for Zoning Administrator Ailee
Taylor, effective May 1, 2021
Motion to approve a $1.00 per hour wage increase for Code Enforcement Officer
Brad Miller, effective May 1, 2021
Annexation – Wallace - (8:00-8:10)
Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)
Judiciary – Bodner - (8:15-8:20)
Motion to approve Ordinance #2113 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Lions Club To Conduct Their Tootsie Pop Sale Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union
Motion to approve Ordinance #2114 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 201 South Union Street, Staunton, Illinois
Motion to approve Ordinance #2115 An Ordinance Making Appropriations For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2021 And Ending April 30, 2022
1st reading of Ordinance #2116 Adopting Recommendations And Findings Of Fact Of The Zoning Hearing Officer Granting A Special Use Permit For Property Located At 303 South Madison Street, Staunton, Illinois
Motion to approve Resolution #2021-12 Approving Release Of Closed Session Minutes And Authorizing Continuing Retention Of Non-Released Minutes
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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