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City Council Meeting Agenda--January 23, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, January 23, 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 – 01/09/2023

Executive Session – 01/09/2023

Collector’s Report

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,612.71

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$8,113.26

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$62,684.89

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$75,218.68

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$18,165.43

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$10,026.05

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,812.83

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$641.46

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$336.92

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$42.94

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

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$.50

Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Fee)--$500.00

M.J.M. Electric (Utility Tax)--$282.07

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$28,565.79

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$34,839.63

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$4,278.72

Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF Taxes)--$3,477.00

Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Taxes)--$415.15


Brandon Lesemann (Water Plant Labor)


January 23, 2023

Business Licenses Issued


V. Guests

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

Received a letter of resignation from water treatment plant employee Tim Waltrip. Tim’s last day of employment will be Friday, January 27, 2023.

VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)

Certificates of Deposit recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:

Band Fund--$15,000.00 plus $46.94 interest

Depreciation Fund--$75,000.00 plus $234.69 interest

DUI Fund--$15,000.00 plus $46.94 interest

General Fund--$150,000.00 plus $469.38 interest

Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Springfield for 9 months at 4.1%:

Band Fund--$15,000.00

Depreciation Fund--$75,000.00

General Fund--$150,000.00

VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)

Governor Pritzker has signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through February 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 approve donation to the VFW Post #1241 for HVAC improvements in

the amount of $5,000.00

Motion to approve purchasing two scoreboards for the baseball fields from Nevco

at a total cost of $10,410.00

Finance/Claims – Moore (7:30-7:35)

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

Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)

Public Grounds – Machota (7:45-7:50)

Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)

Personnel – (7:55-8:00)

Annexation – (8:00-8:10)

Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)

Judiciary – Manning - (8:15-8:20)

Motion to approve Ordinance #2189 Declaring Real Property Bearing Parcel

Identification Number 01-002-569-00 As Surplus Real Property And

Authorizing Its Sale

Motion to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2190 Amending The Liquor Code For

The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Increasing Class D Licenses from 6 to 7)

Motion to approve Ordinance #2190 Amending The Liquor Code For The City Of

Staunton, Illinois (Increasing Class D Licenses from 6 to 7)

1st reading of Ordinance #2191 Vacating Portion Of Property Between Main

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

Its Sale

Motion to approve Resolution #2023-03 Approving A Professional Services


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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