MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE RALPH & JOSEPHINE OLTMANN COMMUNITY CENTER, 101 W. PEARL ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2023
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 23, 2023.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus led the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.
III. ROLL CALL:
City Clerk Stiegemeier called roll with the following persons:
ATTENDING: Aldermen David Dias, Kristy Berg, Ryan Machota, John Moore, Terry Tipler, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe, Attorney Louis Laugges and Police Officer Adam Durbin.
ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
NOT ATTENDING: Alderman David Manning and City Attorney Phil Lading.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Manning moved, seconded by Moore to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 01/09/2023
Executive Session – 01/09/2023
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,612.71
State of Illinois (MFT Renewal Fund)--$8,113.26
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$62,684.89
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$75,218.68
State of Illinois (State Use Tax)--$18,165.43
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$10,026.05
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$4,812.83
State of Illinois (Cannabis Use Tax)--$641.46
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$336.92
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Arrest Agency Fee)--$42.94
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$.50
Staunton Area Ambulance Service (Dispatch Fee)--$500.00
M.J.M. Electric (Utility Tax)--$282.07
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$28,565.79
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$34,839.63
Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$4,278.72
Macoupin County Treasurer (Downtown TIF Taxes)--$3,477.00
Macoupin County Treasurer (Interstate TIF Taxes)--$415.15
Brandon Lesemann (Water Plant Labor)
January 23, 2023
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Dias, Berg, Machota, Moore, Tipler.
Motion declared carried.
No guests were present to speak.
Received a letter of resignation from water treatment plant employee Tim Waltrip. Tim’s last day of employment will be Friday, January 27, 2023.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Certificates of Deposit recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:
Band Fund--$15,000.00 plus $46.94 interest
Depreciation Fund--$75,000.00 plus $234.69 interest
DUI Fund--$15,000.00 plus $46.94 interest
General Fund--$150,000.00 plus $469.38 interest
Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Springfield for 9 months at 4.1%: