City of Staunton
101 W. Pearl St.
Monday, August 28, 2023
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 – 08/14/2023
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – 5th Installment)--$9,152.89
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes - 5th Installment / Library)--$1,129.28
Macoupin County Treasurer (Main Street TIF Tax – 5th Installment)--$1,545.42
Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Tax – 5th Installment)--$3,757.26
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$11,194.76
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$49,918.04
State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$15,294.15
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$73,290.92
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,783.31
State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$683.04
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,512.16
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$323.82
Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$931.07
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00
Toni Reed (Office Administrative Assistant)
Merri Bogard (Office Administrative Assistant)
August 28, 2023
Business Licenses Issued
VI. Correspondence (7:10-7:15)
Received an email from the Staunton Volunteer Fire Department requesting to close Wood Street from Pearl to Mill Street on Sunday, September 24th from 11:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. for an Open House.
The 7th Annual Gold Star Mission GS500 Bicycle Event will be coming through Staunton on Wednesday, September 20th between 8:00 and 8:30 A.M. They will be making a brief stop at the VFW Post #1241. The 500-plus mile ride across the state honors and preserves the memories of fallen heroes.
Received an email from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce requesting to close Main Street from Edwardsville Street to Union Street on Friday evening, December 1st from 3:00 to 9:00 and Saturday, December 2nd from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. for the Christmas Tree Lighting and Snack with Santa. They are also asking to keep Main Street closed from Wood Street to Elm Street at 9:00 P.M. on December 1st, and remain closed all night long.
Received an email from Dana Neuhaus, representing the Staunton High School Post Prom Committee, requesting permission to hold a “5K Holiday Hustle” run on Saturday, December 2nd. The run would begin at 8:30 A.M. and end by 10:30 A.M., however set-up for the race will begin at 7:00 A.M. that morning. A copy of the map for the race is attached to the agenda packet.
VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)
VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)
The on-site work for the Annaul Fiscal Year Audit has been completed by C. J. Schlosser and Company. The complete audit should be finished by early October.
The City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, September 4th 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 grant request from the Staunton Volunteer Fire Department to close Wood Street from Pearl to Mill Street on Sunday, September 24th from 11:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. for an Open House
Motion to grant request from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce to close Main Street from Edwardsville Street to Union Street on Friday, December 1st from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and on Saturday, December 2nd from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., and also closing Main Street from Wood Street to Elm Street from 9:00 P.M. on Friday, December 1st and remain closed all night long. This is for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Snack With Santa.
Motion to grant request from the Staunton High School Post Prom Committee to hold a “5K Holiday Hustle” run on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, beginning at 8:30 A.M.
Park & Civic Improvement - Tipler (7:25– 7:30)
Motion to approve Quote from Gillihan Concrete for sidewalk at Pickleball Court in the amount of $6,200.00
Finance/Claims – Tipler (7:30-7:35)
Motion to approve renewal of City of Staunton Employee Dental, Life, Vision and AD&D Insurance from CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Illinois effective November 1, 2023, at a renewal rate of $58.23 per employee, per month (Principal Insurance Co.)
Utilities / Water - Berg (7:35-7:40)
Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)
Motion to approve Estimate #004458 from E J Equipment for a TurboJet Root
Cutter in the amount of $4,025.00. This will be paid from line item 52.43.831.0.
Public Grounds – Machota (7:45-7:50)
Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)
Personnel – Dias (7:55-8:00)
Motion to hire Patricia Apponey as part time Office Administrative Assistant in
the City Clerk’s Office
Annexation – Manning (8:00-8:10)
Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)
Judiciary – Manning - (8:15-8:20)
Motion to approve Ordinance #2213 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 23, 2023)
Motion to approve Ordinance #2215 Approving A Charity Roadblock By Adopt A Pet To Conduct Their Macoupin County Wide Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 14, 2023)
1st reading of Ordinance #2216 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Larry F. & Janice M. Spour Regarding Property Located At 9425 Schaefer Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time
1st reading of Ordinance #2217 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Angela L. Rose Regarding Property Located At 1928 N. Reservoir Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time
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.