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City Council Meeting Agenda--February 13, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.

City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl Street

Monday, February 13, 2023

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 – 01/23/2023

Special Meeting – 01/26/2023

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$600.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,727.19

Boeing Bicycle Club (Tour de Donut Donation)--$3,000.00

Community Title ( S. Union Surplus Property Sale)--$904.75

Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$2,929.37

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$804.39

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$14.24

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$63,726.57

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$8,432.59

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,381.38


Freda Markle (Police Dispatcher)

Monthly Report

Distributed by the City Clerk’s Office


February 13, 2023

Business Licenses Issued

DEFU Corporation d/b/a Bamboo Garden (Liquor License)

Staunton High School Girls Soccer (Raffle License)

Staunton Band Boosters (Raffle License)

V. Guests

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

Received a letter of resignation from part time police officer Jacob Morgan. His last day of employment was to be December 31, 2022.

Received a letter from Christian Hasselberg, the Tour de Donut Race Coordinator on behalf of the Boeing Employees Bicycle Club, thanking the City of Staunton for all of their efforts in support of their annual race, along with a $3,000.00 donation. A copy of the letter is attached to the agenda packet.

Received an email from the Julie Jarman, representing the Staunton Lions Club, requesting to use the Fireman’s Park on Saturday, April 8, 2023 for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. They would be using the park from approximately 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and they are asking to have the park rental fee waived.

VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)

VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)

Governor Pritzker has signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through March 4, 2023, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.

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

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

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

Motion to grant request from the Staunton Lions Club to use the Fireman’s Park

on Saturday, April 8, 2023 for their annual Easter Egg Hunt, with the park rental

fee being waived.

Motion to pay Invoice #9030 from John H. Crawford & Associates for services

rendered regarding the Easement preparation for the Staunton sign near Skeeter’s

Pub in the amount of $1,195.00

Finance/Claims – Moore (7:30-7:35)

Motion to pay Invoice #DED5967101 to Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust for the City’s deductible on Law Enforcement Liability Claim in the amount of $4,565.84

Motion to pay Invoice #755185 from Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services

Rendered for Special Projects in the amount of $2,482.83

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

Motion to approve Quote #S1195991 from Schulte Supply, Inc. for stock radio

read water meters with antenna assemblies at a cost of $6,462.30. This will be

paid from Depreciation Fund Line Item 38.45.834.0.

Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)

Motion to approve seeking bids for the Route 4 Sanitary Sewer Extension Project

Motion to approve replacing sidewalk on the north side of Henry Street from

Hibbard to Wood Street at a cost not to exceed $10,000.00

Motion giving Mayor Neuhaus authority to sign documents closing out the 2022

M.F.T. Program

Motion to approve Resolution for 2023 M.F.T. Maintenance Program in the

amount of $201,600.00

Public Grounds – Machota (7:45-7:50)

Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)

Personnel – Dias (7:55-8:00)

Motion to hire Korrie Hopkins as part time police dispatcher

Motion to pay water treatment plant employee Ed Rothgangel 64 hours of unused

vacation time that wasn’t used prior to his anniversary date of February 13th, due

to due lack of staffing at water treatment plant

Annexation – Dias (8:00-8:10)

Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)


Motion to pay Invoice #42091 from Environmental Operations, Inc. for Pre-

Demolition Asbestos Inspection and Report and Sample Analysis on the properties at 104 and 108 East Main Street in the amount of $2,694.40

Judiciary – Manning - (8:15-8:20)

Motion to approve Ordinance #2191 Vacating Portion Of Property Between Main

Street And East Olive Street, Declaring It Surplus Real Property And Authorizing

Its Sale

1st reading of Ordinance #2192 An Ordinance Of The City Of Staunton That Sets

The Public Hearing Date For The Establishment Of A Business District In


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

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

Opening of sealed bid(s) for Surplus Property (PIN 01-002-569-00)

The City of Staunton has received a Community Support Award plaque from the Staunton Fire Protection District, thanking the City for their assistance and support

of the Department. The plaque has been hung at the City Clerk’s Office.

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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