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City Council Meeting Agenda--May 22, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.


AGENDA

City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, May 22, 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)


Minutes

Regular Meeting – 05/08/2023

Collector’s Report

Staunton Township (Donation towards Baseball Diamonds Scoreboards)--$5,000.00

Community Title & Escrow (Proceeds of Property Sale)--$10,000.00

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$14,941.37

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,520.23

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$609.46

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$13,192.18

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,430.89

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$121,575.12

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$10.00

Mullins Salvage (Street Scrap Recycling)--$742.00

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$20,811.76


Applications

Rebecca Naecker (Police Dispatcher)

Wyman Markle (Full Time Police Dispatcher)

Cameron White (Police Dispatcher)

Jayden Schmidt (Police Dispatcher)

Gretchen Smith (Police Dispatcher)

Alyssa Keehn (Full Time Police Dispatcher)

Bruce Smith (Police Dispatcher)

Tyler Rehkemper (Police Dispatcher)

California Keelin (Police Dispatcher)

Kaylia Lamb (Police Dispatcher)

Kelly Streubel (Full Time Police Dispatcher)

Cole Sternickle (Any Department)

Claims

May 22, 2023

Business Licenses Issued

Staunton Fire Department (Liquor License for Homecoming Celebration)

American Legion Post #362 (Raffle License)

V. Guests



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


Received a letter of resignation from Full Time Police Dispatcher Tammy Martin, dated May 12, 2023. Tammy will be retiring and her last day of employment will be May 26, 2023.


Received an email from Staunton Unit Schools asking to use the Fireman’s Park on Wednesday, May 24th for an end of school event. They have asked for the park rental fee to be waived.


Received a note from the Staunton Public Library thanking the City Council and City employees for their assistance in completing the Story Book Walk at the South Water Tower Park.


The American Legion Post 362 and VFW Post 1241 will be conducting a Memorial Day ceremony at the Veteran’s Monument on Main Street on Monday, May 29th at 11:00 A.M. A complete list of other ceremonies is included with the agenda packet. There is no Memorial Day parade this year.


VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)


VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)


Richard Coyne brought in a letter that he sent to Illinois Department of Natural Resources

along with several pictures that he has taken regarding his concerns with an abandoned mine site near his property. He asked me to share his letter and all of the pictures with the City Council. A copy of the Mr. Coyne’s letter is included with the agenda packet and a binder of his pictures is available for you to see here at the City Clerk’s Office.


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


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


Motion to pay Invoices #569829 and #569755-02 to Leon Uniform Company for

ballistic vests for police officers in the amount of $5,664.00


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

Motion to purchase new frames and wood for picnic tables at City owned parks,

with a cost not to exceed $6,000.00


Motion to purchase new locks for buildings at City owned parks, with a cost not

to exceed $1,200.00


Motion to grant request from Staunton Unit Schools to use the Fireman’s Park on

Wednesday, May 24th, with the park rental fee being waived


Motion to donate $1,000.00 to the Staunton Fire Department to assist them with

expenses for the upcoming Homecoming Celebration

Finance/Claims – Tipler (7:30-7:35)

Motion to pay Invoice #115473 from Fehr Graham for for Professional Services

rendered regarding the North Street Force Main Project in the amount of

$2,804.00


Motion to pay Invoice #771751 from Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services

rendered regarding Special Projects in the amount of $1,459.21

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

Motion to approve Quote from Microcomm for computer replacement at the

water treatment plant in the amount of $14,935.10


Motion to pay Invoice #580596 to Utility Service Co., Inc. for Annual

Maintenance on the elevated water tower in the amount of $24,638.71

Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)

Public Grounds – Machota (7:45-7:50)


Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)


Motion to close the following streets on Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 7:00 P.M. to

11:59 P.M. for the upcoming Fireworks Display:

Ash Street from Pennsylvania to Montgomery Street;

Montgomery Street from Ash to Luker Street


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 Ordinance #2204 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 20123 Staunton Road, Staunton, Illinois


Motion to approve Ordinance #2205 Declaring Real Property Known As 104 E. Main And 108 E. Main As Surplus Real Property And Authorizing Their Sale


1st reading of Ordinance #2206 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Jacob R. Hillis Regarding Property Located At 132 W. Sixteenth Street, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time


1st reading of Ordinance #2207 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Eric & Courtney Lorenz Regarding Property Located At 9183 Lakewood Drive, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time


1st reading of Ordinance #2208 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With Billy J. Patton Regarding Property Located At 19430 Streeb Lane, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time


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 dstiegemeier@stauntonil.com to receive the invitation to attend the meeting remotely.


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