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City Council Meeting Agenda--September 25, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, September 25, 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 – 09/11/2023

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$700.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$462.35

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$359.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$95.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$16.00

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

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

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$11,480.97

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$601.19

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$9,334.46

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,741.31

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$45.308.53

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$19,085.01

Strassenfest Beer Sales--$2,728.00


Brett Cannon (Street Department)


September 25, 2023

Business Licenses Issued

Staunton High School Volleyball (Raffle License)

V. Guests

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

Received an email from the Staunton Lions Club regarding the upcoming Halloween Parade. Plans are to have the parade on Monday, October 30th at 6:00 P.M.with Tuesday, October 31st being the rain date. The parade will begin at the City Hall complex and proceed east on Main Street to Laurel Street and then south on Laurel Street to Henry Street, ending at the VFW Hall.

VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)

VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)

A reminder to local residents that yard waste burn days will change on October 15th. From October 15th through December 15th, you are allowed to burn every day, however, this is strictly for yard waste only, no household trash. For the other ten months of the year, yard waste burn days are on Friday, Saturday and Monday.

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)

Finance/Claims – Tipler (7:30-7:35)

Motion to pay Invoice #795268 from Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services Rendered for Special Projects in the amount of $1,102.26

Motion to approve advertising for construction bids for the I-55 Diamonds Sewer


Motion to approve authority of City to apply for Safe Routes to School grant application and authorizing Mayor

to execute all necessary documents associated with same

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

Motion to proceed with final phase of Renken Road water main improvements

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 Sean Yates as Part Time Police Officer

Annexation – Manning (8:00-8:10)

Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)

Judiciary – Manning - (8:15-8:20)

1st reading of Ordinance #2219 Approving A Pre-Annexation Agreement With

Robert L. Hormel III and Suzann J.P. Hormel Regarding Property Located At

16136 VFW Road, Staunton, IL But Not Physically Annexing The Property To

The City’s Corporate Boundaries At This Time

Motion to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2220 Approving A Charity Roadblock

By Elbon Shrine Club To Conduct Their Newspaper Drive At The Intersection Of

Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 7, 2023)

Motion to approve Ordinance #2220 Approving A Charity Roadblock By Elbon

Shrine Club To Conduct Their Newspaper Drive At The Intersection Of Main

And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 7, 2023)

Motion to approve Resolution #2023-24 Appointing Terry Tipler Mayor Pro-Tem

For The City Of Staunton, Illinois

Motion to approve Resolution #2023-25 Declaring Trick-Or-Treat Days And

Hours In Staunton, Illinois

X. Unfinished Business (8:20-8:25)

XI. New Business (8:25-8:30)

Mayor Neuhaus and the Staunton City Council would like to acknowledge local resident Jim Tsupros. Mr. Tsupros will be celeberating his 100th birthday on October 1st and he is the oldest living Veteran in Macoupin County. A celebration will be held at the home of his daughter and Jim will be wearing his Marines World War 2 Blues uniform. V.F.W. Post #1241 will be present to honor Mr. Tsupros on his special day. On behalf of the Mayor, City Council and the entire community of Staunton, we extend Happy Birthday wishes to Jim Tsupros.

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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