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City Council Meeting Agenda--February 26, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.



City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, February 26, 2024

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 – 02/12/2024


Collector’s Report

                                              Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$1,100.00

                                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00

                                                Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$27,408.75

                                                Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$1,042.47

                                                State of Illiinois (Income Tax)--$76,273.31

                                                State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$18,054.04

                                                State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$708.86

                                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$11,813.59

                                                State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,425.67

                                                Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,016.37



            Bruce Hutton (Part Time Park & Recreation)



                                     February 26, 2024


                         Business Licenses Issued

                                     R & B Family Restaurant, Inc. (Class D Liquor License)

                                     R & B Family Restaurant, Inc. (Video Gaming License)

                                     Macoupin County Patriots Friends of NRA (Raffle License)


V.                Guests


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


Received an email from the Julie Jarman, representing the Staunton Lions Club, requesting to use the Fireman’s Park on Saturday, March 30, 2024 for their annual Easter Egg Hunt.  They would be using the park from 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)


The annual Worker’s Compensation Audit for calendar year 2023 was recently completed in the City Clerk’s Office and everything was found to be in balance.


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 approve proceeding with demolition of buildings on City owned property at 317 East Fifth Street


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

on Saturday, March 30, 2024 for their annual Easter Egg Hunt, with the park rental fee being waived.


            Finance/Claims  – Tipler (7:30-7:35)


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


             Motion to proceed with engineering on the Henry Street from Walnut to Hibbard

             Street water main project


            Motion to proceed with engineering on the West Mill Street from Union to

            Hackman Street water main project


            Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)


Motion giving Mayor Neuhaus authority to sign documents closing out the 2023

            M.F.T. Program


            Motion to approve Resolution for 2024 M.F.T. Maintenance Program in the

            amount of $189,885.00


             Public Grounds – Machota (7:45-7:50)


            Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)


            Personnel – Dias (7:55-8:00)


             Annexation –  Manning (8:00-8:10)


             Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)


            Judiciary – Manning - (8:15-8:20)


            Motion to approve Resolution #2024-02 Declaring Surplus Property And

            Authorizing Its Donation


            Motion to approve Resolution #2024-03 Approving Application For An Illinois

            Energy Transition Community Grant


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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