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


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, October 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 – 10/09/2023

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$500.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$665.20

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$96.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$25.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$6.00

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

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$200.00

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$10,286.24

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$9,608.50

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$87,581.22

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$16,179.43

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$9,985.27

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$619.46

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,566.56

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel / Motel Tax)--$2,102.23

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – 2nd Installment)--$167,243.49

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes/ Library – 2nd Installment)--$20,478.77

Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF Taxes – 2nd Installment)--$14,980.30

Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Taxes – 2nd Installment)--$1,099.74




October 23, 2023

Business Licenses Issued

Staunton Sports Boosters (Raffle License)

V. Guests

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

Received a letter from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce outlining all of the upcoming activities for the “Lighting of Duda Garden” on November 25th and the list of events for the Holiday Walk Weekend, which will be December 1st and 2nd. A copy of the letter is attached with the agenda packet.

VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)

Certificates of Deposit that recently matured at Bank of Springfield:

Band Fund - $15,000.00 plus $460.43 interest

Depreciation Fund - $75,000.00 plus $2,302.13 interest

General Fund - $150,000.00 plus $4,604.26 interest

The annual Treasurer’s Report for the City of Staunton has been completed for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2023, and a motion to accept the report will be during the Finance Committee Report.

VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)

The City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday. All public works employees, except one water plant employee, will be off that day as well. I will need to get all agenda items for the November 13th meeting by Thursday, November 9th.

A reminder that Trick or Treat days and hours are October 30th and 31st from dusk to 9:00 P.M. The Lions Club Halloween Parade will be also be held on October 30th at 6:00 P.M., weather permitting. They have decided to not have a rain date for the parade this year.

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

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

Motion to pay Invoice #26121925-101023 to Southwestern Illinois College for Police Academy Training for newly hired police officers Austin Brown and Leonard Rankin in the amount of $13,480.00

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

Motion to pay Invoice #246809 to Midwest Turf Management for turf

maintenance at the soccer fields and baseball fields in the amount of $1,830.00

Motion to pay Investor Invoice for the Macoupin County CEO Program in the amount of $1,000.00

Finance/Claims – Tipler (7:30-7:35)

Motion to pay Invoice #117995 to Fehr Graham for Services Rendered regarding

the 2023 OSLAD Grant Application in the amount of $2,100.00

Motion to pay Invoice #118555 to Fehr Graham for Services Rendered regarding

the 2023 OSLAD Grant Application in the amount of $1,400.00

Motion to approve 2022-2023 Annual Financial Audit for the City of Staunton

completed by C.J. Schlosser & Company, LLC

Motion to accept the City of Staunton’s Annual Treasurer’s Report for the fiscal

year ending April 30, 2023

Utilities / Water - Berg (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 – Dias (7:55-8:00)

Annexation – Manning (8:00-8:10)

Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)

Judiciary – Manning - (8:15-8:20)

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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