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City Council Meeting Agenda--December 14, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl Street

Monday, December 14, 2020

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 – 11/23/2020

Collector’s Report

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,404.69

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

State of Illinois (Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant)--$12,500.00

State of Illinois (Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant)--$18,750.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$919.60

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$94.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$6.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$200.00

Illinois Public Risk Fund (2020 Safety Grant)--$3,420.00



Monthly Report

Distributed by the Bookkeeper


December 14, 2020

Business Licenses Issued

V. Guests

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

VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)

VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)

The filing dates for petitions for the upcoming Consolidated Election on April 6, 2021 are now through Monday, December 21, 2020. The Clerk’s Office will be open on the final day until 5:00 P.M. All petitions must be filed by that time.

The City Clerk’s Office will be closed on December 24th and December 25th for the Christmas Holiday and January 1st, 2021 for the New Year’s Holiday. All public works employees, except for one water treatment plant employee, will be off those days as well.

All employees of the City of Staunton are to complete the mandatory annual sexual

harassment training required by the State of Illinois. This training is mandated to occur

annually and must be completed by the end of the calendar year. This training applies to

elected officials as well. Please return your Certificates of Participation to me at the City

Clerk’s office as soon as possible.

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

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

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

Motion to pay Invoice to Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services rendered

regarding condemnation proceedings on property at 729 W. 7th Street in the

amount of $1,572.09

Finance/Claims – Moore (7:30-7:35)

Motion to pay Invoice #746120 from Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP for the final installment for preparation of the City’s audit for the fiscal year ending April 30,

2020 in the amount of $9,950.00

Motion to pay Invoice #8374 to John H. Crawford & Associates for Basic

Engineering Design on the Gensing Creek drainage project in the amount of

$74,255.50. This will be paid from line item 36.72.532.0, Storm Water Fund-


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

Motion to pay Invoices #2024193 ($1,131.01) and 2024246 ($600.00) to Midwest Municipal Supply for additional materials needed on the Hibbard/Henry water main project in the total amount of $1,731.01

Motion to pay Invoice #2024346 to Midwest Municipal Supply for materials used on the VFW water main upgrades in the amount of $1,139.46

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 Christmas bonuses to City Employees as follows:

$250.00 to Department Heads

$150.00 to Full Time Employees

$100.00 to Part Time Employees with more than 250 hours per year

Annexation – Wallace - (8:00-8:10)

Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)

Economic / TIF

Motion to approve payment to Joe & Jennifer Pratte for 50% of their TIF reimbursement grant in the amount of $10,454.13

Judiciary – Bodner - (8:15-8:20)

Motion to approve Ordinance #2099 Authorizing The Levy And Collection Of Taxes For The Corporate And Municipal Purposes Of The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2020 And Ending April 30, 2021

Motion to waive 1st reading Ordinance #2100 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 622 Bell Street, Staunton, Illinois

Motion to approve Ordinance #2100 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 622 Bell Street, Staunton, Illinois

Motion to approve Resolution #2020-42 Authorizing Execution Of An Agreement With American Legal Publishing Corporation To Perform Codification Services For The City Of Staunton, Illinois

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

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

Discussion regarding second City Council Meeting on Monday, December 28, 2020

(to be held or not)

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

Potential Sale of City Real Property – Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (6)

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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