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City Council Meeting Agenda--November 23, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, November 23, 2020

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 – 11/09/2020

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$203.93

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$15,888.08

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$53,623.07

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$9,589.38

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$6,660.83

State of Illinois (State Disaster Coronavirus Relief)--$211,999.00

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,716.25

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$8,219.62

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$287.12

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$18,598.18

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$38,629.85

Prairietown Feed Service, Inc. (Jarman Farm Income)--$1,153.47

Staunton Public Library (Insurancee Reimbursement)--$850.00

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




November 23, 2020

Business Licenses Issued

Troeckler Welding & Fabrication

Kelly Susan Photography

V. Guests

Tori Hester and Julie Jarman presenting Tori’s Girl Scout Gold Award Project (attending remotely)

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

Received a letter from Vicki Makler Renner thanking the City Council for their support of her recent Fall Festival. A copy of the letter is included with the agenda packet.

VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)

Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Hillsboro:

DUI Fund--$10,000.00 for 12 months at 0.45%

Insurance Fund--$10,000.00 for 12 months at 0.45%

MFT Fund--$100,000.00 for 12 months at 0.45%

Civic Improvement Fund--$75,000.00 for 12 months at 0.45%

Depreciation Fund--$75,000.00 for 12 months at 0.45%

Bond/Interest Fund--$100,000.00 for 12 months at 0.45%

Infrastructure Fund--$150,000.00 for 18 months at 0.55%

VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)

The City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th

for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All public works employees, except one water treatment

plant employee, will be off those days as well.

All employees of the City of Staunton are to complete the mandatory annual sexual

harassment training required by the State of Illinois. This training is mandated to occur

annually and must be completed by the end of the calendar year.

The filing period for petitions for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election begins on

December 14th and goes through December 21st.

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

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

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

Motion to pay Invoice #34 from Hap Industries, Inc. (Christmas Décor

Systems) for Main Street Christmas decorations in the amount of $3,472.00.

This is the second payment of a three year agreement that was approved at the June10, 2019 City Council Meeting.

Finance/Claims – Moore (7:30-7:35)

Motion to approve spending up to $4,000.00 for tax sales at 213 S. Quarry, 230 E. Macoupin and 615 W. Pearl

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

Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)

Motion to approve quote from Metal Culverts for 40’ of 36” - 12 gauge polymer

culvert for culvert replacement on Bunker Hill Road near the entrance to Stone

Creek Subdivision in the amount of $62.55 per foot. This will be paid from line

item 01.41.515.0.

Public Grounds – Machota (7:45-7:50)

Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)

Personnel – Johnson - (7:55-8:00)

Annexation – Wallace - (8:00-8:10)

Motion to pay Invoice #8238 from John H. Crawford & Associates for map

preparation for annexations in the amount of $1,286.50

Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)

Judiciary – Bodner - (8:15-8:20)

1st reading of Ordinance #2098 An Ordinance Vacating Portion Of Walnut Street, Declaring It Surplus Property And Authorizing Its Sale

1st reading of Ordinance #2099 Authorizing The Levy And Collection Of Taxes For The Corporate And Municipal Purposes Of The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2020 And Ending April 30, 2021

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.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, enhanced mitigation has been put in place by the Governor of Illinois. At this time, any guests that are wanting to attend the City Council Meeting can do so remotely. Please email to receive the invitation to attend the meeting.


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