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


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl Street

Monday, March 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 – 02/27/2023

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$19,148.85

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$639.43

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$12,278.46

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$74,373.18

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,911.30

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$8,001.71

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$8,191.11

State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$4,336.27

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$67,596.16

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$256.54

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$215.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$10.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$1.50

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$10.00

Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Fees)--$1,000.00



Monthly Report

Distributed by the City Clerk’s Office


March 13, 2023

Business Licenses Issued


V. Guests

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

Received a Letter of Resignation from part time police officer David Burnett. The letter is dated February 13, 2023, and his resignation is effective immediately.

Received a Letter of Resignation from part time police officer Larry Rayburn. The letter is dated February 27, 2023 and his resignation will be effective March 1, 2023.

Received a letter from Madison Communications notifying the City of their success in exceeding customer protection requirements for the 2022 year. A copy of the letter and report is included with the agenda packet.

Received a letter from Madison Communications notifying the City that due to local programmers and content providers of HDTV offerings imposing rate increases, Madison will be imposing rate increases as well, effective April 1, 2023. A copy of the letter is attached to the agenda packet.

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 April 1, 2023, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.

Received notice from Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan that the County will soon be sending out Economic Interest Forms via email for everyone to complete the online form. The email will give you a username and password and you will need to go online to complete your form. The County will no longer be mailing the yellow forms as in the past.

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 Mayor Neuhaus the authority to prepare a letter requesting

consideration for Community Project Funding

Finance/Claims – Moore (7:30-7:35)

Motion to pay Invoice #759706 from Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services

Rendered for Special Projects in the amount of $2,896.64

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