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City Council Meeting Agenda--September 27, 2021


City of Staunton

101 W. Pearl St.

Monday, September 27, 2021

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 – 09/13/2021

Executive Session – 09/13/2021

Special Meeting – 09/15/2021

Special Meeting – 09/16/2021

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$300.00

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00

State of Illinois (American Rescue Plan Act – 1st Installment)--$336,733.81

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$4.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$419.99

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$10.00

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

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$311.74

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$21,300.51

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

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$16,285.45

State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$40,361.63

State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$10,887.09

State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$7,655.43

State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$64,857.54

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$5,635.02

State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$639.21

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$11,736.93

Music Performance Trust Fund (Band Reimbursement)--$3,150.00


Robin Simpson (Police Officer)

Roxanne Marra (Clerk’s Office Administrative Assistant)


September 27, 2021 (Expenditures - $105,229.69 / Payroll - $62,483.26 /

Manual Checks - $57,820.90)

Business Licenses Issued

Staunton FFA Alumni (Raffle License)

V. Guests

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

Received a letter of resignation on September 13, 2021 from full time Police Officer Christopher Barnes, effective September 18, 2021. He is asking to stay on as a part time officer for the department.

Received a letter of resignation from part time janitor Evelyn Gusewelle on September 15, 2021.

Received an email from Colin Pruitt of Congressman Rodney Davis’ office requesting to use the conference room at the Ralph and Josephine Oltmann Community Center on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. This will be to set up for in person meetings with citizens wishing to address any issues they may be having.

Received a letter from Net Community Church asking to use the city’s trailer of tables on October 13, 2021 and March 23, 2022. They will be hosting a testing site for Staunton High School Seniors to take their SAT test. Net Community Church will provide workers to unload and reload the tables into the City trailer.

Received an email from Staunton High School Principal Vince Hughes, informing the City that the Staunton High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021. Parade participants will be gathering in St. Michael’s parking lot at 12:30 P.M. and parade will start at 1:15. The parade route will go west on Main Street to Route 4, north on Route 4 to Lafayette Street, west on Lafayette to Deneen Street and north on Deneen and end at the north end of the school. The school is asking for the police department to lead the parade.

VII. Treasurer’s Report (7:15-7:17)

VIII. City Clerk’s Report (7:17-7:20)

Lori and myself both participate in the Symposium sponsored by Civic Systems on Thursday and Friday, September 16 and 17. The computer training sessions this year were all conducted remotely, so we were both able to participate and still be in the office.

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

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

Motion to approve Estimate #21188 from Illini Tech Services for 3 new Dell Optiplex 3000 Series Desktop Computers and 3 new Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop Computers at a cost of $5,397.00

Motion to purchase a new Dodge Charger police cruiser from Staunton Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram at a cost not to exceed $28,500.00, when it becomes available

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

Finance/Claims – Moore (7:30-7:35)

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

Motion to pay Invoice #2034639 from Midwest Municipal Supply for stock

setters, meter tiles and covers in the amount of $2,024.00

Street / Sewer – Machota (7:40-7:45)

Public Grounds – Machota (7:45-7:50)

Motion to approve request from Net Community Church to use the City’s table

trailer on October 13, 2021 and on March 23, 2022 for Staunton High School Seniors to take their SAT test

Tourism – Neuhaus - (7:50-7:55)

Motion to pay Concordia Hall, Inc. $811.16 for their portion of the proceeds from

the beer tent sales from the Balloon Glow and Ribfest. This arrangement was

approved at the July 6, 2021 Tourism Committee Meeting.

Personnel – Johnson - (7:55-8:00)

Motion to advertise hiring for part time janitorial position at City owned buildings

Annexation – Johnson - (8:00-8:10)

Special Committees – (8:10-8:15)

Judiciary – Johnson - (8:15-8:20)

Motion to approve Ordinance #2138 Granting A Zoning Variance For Real Property Located At 510 East Macoupin Street, Staunton, Illinois

1st reading of Ordinance #2139 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

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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