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City Council Meeting Agenda--August 23, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, August 23, 2021

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 – 08/09/2021

Executive Session – 08/09/2021

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$38,219.26

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$14,288.56

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$537.39

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$10,795.92

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,541.08

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$298.09

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$22,274.11




August 23, 2021 (Expenditures - $21,135.44 / Payroll - $61,987.71 /

Manual Checks - $4,382.00)

Business Licenses Issued

Fleming, Tawfall & Company, PC

McKay Napa Auto Parts (One Day Liquor License)

V. Guests

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

Received an email from Jennifer Daugherty, requesting to reschedule her son, Jonathan’s Eagle Scout Ceremony to Sunday August 29, 2021 from 1:30 to 4:00 P.M. The original date was for Thursday, July 15th, but due to illness, the original ceremony had to be cancelled. This was approved at the June 28, 2021 City Council Meeting.

VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)

Certificates of Deposit recently cashed in at Bank of Hillsboro:

Telecommunications Fund--$100,000.00 plus $551.39 interest

MFT Fund--$175,000.00 plus $964.94 interest

Bond/Interest Fund--$250,000.00 plus $1,378.47 interest

General Fund--$125,000.00 plus $689.24 interest

Sewer Fund--$175,000.00 plus $964.94 interest

Water Fund--$200,000.00 plus $1,102.78 interest

Infrastructure Fund--$300,000.00 plus $1,654.16 interest

All of the above had been invested for 12 months at 0.55%

Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Springfield:

General Fund--$100,000.00 for 15 months at 0.36%

General Fund--$150,000.00 for 12 months at 0.31%

Civic Improvement Fund--$100,000.00 for 12 months at 0.31%

Depreciation Fund--$50,000.00 for 12 months at 0.31%

Bond/Interest Fund--$250,000.00 for 15 months at 0.36%

Water Fund--$100,000.00 for 12 months at 0.31%

Water Fund--$200,000.00 for 15 months at 0.36%

Sewer Fund—175,000.00 for 12 months at 0.31%

Telecommunications Fund--$200,000.00 for 12 months at 0.31%

Infrastructure Fund--$500,000.00 for 12 months at 0.31%

Infrastructure Fund--$100,000.00 for 15 months at 0.36%

VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)

The City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 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)

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

Motion to approve Full Time Placement List compiled by the Police Commission from recent interviews, to be good for twelve months

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

Finance/Claims – Moore (7:30-7:35)

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

Motion to approve Quote #26315 from Subsurface Solutions for utility locating

equipment in the amount of $7,464.00. This will be paid from line item


Motion to approve Quote #311127 from USA Bluebook for a chemical transfer

pump at the water treatment plant in the amount of $1,148.69

Motion to approve Quote#5008142 from Midwest Municipal Supply for hydrant

repair on South Hackman Street in the amount of $4,380.49

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 hiring Christopher Barnes as full time Police Officer from the

recently approved Full Time Placement List compiled by the Police Commission

Annexation – Johnson - (8:00-8:10)

Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)

Judiciary – Johnson - (8:15-8:20)

Motion to approve Ordinance #2134 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Staunton Knights Of Columbus To Conduct Their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (September 18, 2021)

Motion to approve Ordinance #2136 Vacating Portion Of City Alleyway, Declaring It Surplus Real Property And Authorizing Its Sale

1st reading of Ordinance #2137 Changing The Address Of 1600 North LPT Road To 1 Pine Tree Lane

Motion to approve Resolution #2021-32 A Resolution Recognizing And Declaring Henry’s Ra66it Ranch To Be A Vital And Historic Route 66 Tourist Attraction In And For The City Of Staunton, Illinois

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.

Any guests that are wanting to attend the City Council Meeting can do so in person or remotely. Please email to receive the invitation to attend the meeting remotely.


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