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City Council Meeting Agenda--November 27, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.



City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, November 27, 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 – 11/13/2023


Collector’s Report

                                              Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$15,625.98

                                                M.J.M. Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$244.50

                                                Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$714.80

                                                State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$58,994.20

                                                State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$15,346.15

                                                State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$10,525.08

                                                State of Illiinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,738.08

                                                State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$629.77

                                                Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$400.00

                                                Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

                                                Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$1,709.03



            Michelle Jones (Janitorial)



                                     November 27, 2023


                         Business Licenses Issued

                                     Edward Jones / Andrea Kessler (Solicitor’s License)

                                     Mohan Tulsi Corporation (Video Gaming License)


V.                Guests


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


VII.          Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)


Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Hillsboro for 7 months at 5%:

Civic Improvement Fund -- $250,000.00

Infrastructure Fund -- $350,000.00

Reserve Fund -- $200,000.00

Telecommunications Fund -- $100,000.00

Water Fund -- $100,000.00


VIII.       City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)


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


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


Motion to close Main Street from 3:00 P.M. on Friday, December 1st until 3:00 P.M. Saturday, December 2nd for Holiday Walk activities.  This is an amendment to the motion that was made at the August 28, 2023 City Council Meeting, extending the hours of closure. 


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


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


Motion to approve 2024 Worker’s Compensation Renewal with Illinois Public

     Risk Fund at a cost of $67,150.00 (Policy Period is from Jan. 1, 2024, to Jan. 1,



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


     Motion to seek bids for the Easton Street 12” water main project from Leonard to



    Motion to approve low bid from Gillihan Concrete for sidewalk replacement

    related to the Franklin/Hibbard water main project in the amount of $36,475.00


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


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


   Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)


   Personnel – Dias (7:55-8:00)


   Motion to hire part time police dispatcher Rebecca Naecker as full time police



 Annexation –  Manning (8:00-8:10)


Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)


 Judiciary – Manning - (8:15-8:20)


Motion to approve Ordinance #2222 An Ordinance 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,

2023 And Ending April 30, 2024


Motion to approve Ordinance #2223 Annexing Certain Territory To The City Of

Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (1037 N. Easton St.; PIN #01-000-355-00)


Motion to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2224 Approving A Charity Roadblock

By The Staunton High School FFA At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4


Motion to approve Ordinance #2224 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The

Staunton High School FFA At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4


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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