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City Council Meeting Agenda--September 26, 2022 at 7:00 P.M.


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, September 26, 2022

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 – 09/12/2022

Collector’s Report

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$44,529.85

State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$17,780.41

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$652.44

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,996.71

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$12,919.27

State of Illinois (ARPA Relief Dollars – 2nd Installment)--$337,081.67

State of Illinois (Rebuild Illinois Grant Installment #6)--$56,446.72

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

TDS Transport (Police Department Donation)--$3,500.00

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$22,880.59


Dewayne Morrison (Street Department)


September 26, 2022

Business Licenses Issued

A-1 Illinois Realty (Location Change Only for Business License)

V. Guests

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

Received a letter of resignation from full time police officer Ronald Boris. The letter is dated September 14, 2022 and his last day of employment is September 15, 2022.

Received a letter from the Staunton Lions Club regarding the upcoming Halloween Parade. Plans are to have the parade on Sunday, October 30th at 6:00 P.M.with Monday, 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)

I have received all of the information regarding the upcoming Consolidated Election, which will be held on April 4, 2023. Petition packets are available now and can be circulated immediately. Candidates can pick up the packets at the City Clerk’s office, and the filing dates for completed packets will be December 12 thru December 19, 2022.

Governor Pritzker has signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through October 15, 2022, which means that public meetings may continue to be held remotely.

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

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

Motion to pay Invoice #62767 to Russell Furniture for new flooring at the police department in the amount of $5,382.25

Motion to pay Invoice #206920 to Keith Marks for installing new flooring at the police department in the amount of $7,585.00

Motion to order three 2023 Dodge Charger Police Cars from Staunton Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram at a cost of

$38,705.00 per car. One car will be paid from the 2022 budget and the other two will be paid from the 2023


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

Motion to approve Invoice #2838 from Laughlin Electric, Inc. for lighting updates at the soccer fields in the amount of $2,737.00. This is a partial payout as more

work will be done in the near future. This will be paid from line item 17.51.895.0.

Finance/Claims – Moore (7:30-7:35)

Motion to pay Invoice #728742 to Sandberg Phoenix for Professional Services

rendered regarding the Teamster’s Contract negotiations and the Gensing Creek

drainage project in the amount of $1,001.85

Motion to pay Invoice #22943 to Bruckert, Behme & Long, P.C. for Professional

Services rendered regarding Interstate TIF discussions in the amount of $1,072.50

Motion to accept interim construction loan financing proposal from Bank of Hillsboro for temporary financing of the Ginseng Creek Culvert Project at interest rate of 3.19% and retention of Hart, Southworth & Witsman to provide required interim loan documentation related to bond issuance

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

Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)

Motion to approve Invoice #2047094 from Midwest Municipal Supply for culvert

materials used on Henrietta Street in the amount of $3,588.48. 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)

Motion to hire Robert Hermans as alternate Crossing Guard/Yard Waste


Motion to allow senior police dispatcher Beverly Laurent to carry over 80 hours

of vacation time

Annexation – Johnson - (8:00-8:10)

Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)

Judiciary – Manning - (8:15-8:20)

Motion to approve Ordinance #2175 Approving An Intergovernmental Agreement Between The City Of Staunton And Staunton Township Regarding A Portion Of West Frontage Road

1st reading of Ordinance #2176 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Lions Club To Conduct Their Annual Candy Day Sale Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 22, 2022)

Motion to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #2177 Modifying Compensation Method For the City Collector For The City Of Staunton, Illinois

Motion to approve Ordinance #2177 Modifying Compensation Method For The City Collector For The City Of Staunton, Illinois

Motion to approve Resolution #2022-19 Declaring Trick-Or-Treat Days And Hours In Staunton, Illinois (October 30th and October 31st)

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 to receive the invitation to attend the meeting remotely.


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