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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers 700 Broadway Street ] Lincoln, Illinois

Monday,November 4,2019 Presiding:

Mayor Seth Goodman

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Seth Goodman at 7

p.m., with proper notice given.City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

Present:

Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderman Ron Keller, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman

City Attorney John Hoblit

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

 Police Chief PaulAdams

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Veolia Water, Norm Bigott, Regional Technical Manager

Absent:

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Public Comment:

Mayor Goodman called upon citizens registered to speak. Wanda Lee Rohlfs came forward to address the issue of the bonds. She said it does mean that the city has to come up with money. Treasurer Conzo said it would be at tax levy. He said there will be a window there in which the bond underwriter can do that. They try to get it when it is at its lowest. Their discussion continued.

There being no further public participation, Mayor Goodman moved down to other agenda items.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes October 21,2019 Regular City CouncilMeeting,October 29, 2019 Committee of The Whole Meeting

C. Request from LCHS to permit the display of banners to promote the Annual Madrigal Dinner on various sites from November 5, 2019 through November 26, 2019

D. Approval of request from the Logan County Tourism Bureau for a sponsorship in the amount of $500 for the Annual Christmas Parade to assist in payment of the Santa's Sleigh

Alderman Welch made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Keller. Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, Mr. Keller asked about placement of the banners. City Clerk Bateman said someone had suggested hanging them. She said they can be hung, but the poles are no longer there. She said Mr. Landers made a suggestion too. Alderman Welch said if those locations are associated with tourism, he thought they could approve it and then have the Tourism Board run it by the board. City Clerk Bateman said she had spoken with Morgan about it, she then called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Alderman Kathy Hoen

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Goodman moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinance and Resolution:

A. Ordinance providing for the issue of an amount not to exceed $500,000 General Obligation (Limited Tax) Bonds, Series 2019, of the City of Lincoln,Logan County,Illinois and for the levy of a direct annual tax to pay the principal and interest on said bonds

Alderman Horn made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Schmidt. Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Goodman moved to other items on the agenda.

B. Ordinance designating a zoning set back of 250 feet from schools and churches for retail marijuana dispensaries

Alderman Keller made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Welch. Alderman Downs said she wanted to see this dropped down saying marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. He posed 100 feet. Alderman Downs made a motion to approve 100 feet, seconded by Alderman Bateman.

Alderman Bateman said he agreed with Sam, (Alderman Downs) he said he agreed it was no different than alcohol. He said no one is forcing you to go into these places. He thought it should mirror the alcohol ordinance.

Alderman Schmidt said she disagreed and wanted it at least 250 feet. Alderman Parrott agreed with Alderman Schmidt. It would be 100 feet for both churches and schools.

Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (4) Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman

Nays: (4) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Alderman Kathy Horn, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Goodman voted to break the tie - in favor of the 100 feet.

Alderman Bateman motioned to set the ordnance at 100 feet as amended. Mr. Hoblit said the council did not need to vote on an amended version of the ordinance.

Alderman Bateman said it passed as amended.He said now they could just be voting on the motion as amended.

Mr. Hoblit said you already voted for the amended motion andit passed.

New   Business/Communications:

A. Approval of an agreement for professional services between Crawford,Murphy & Tilly, In and the City of Lincoln for the purpose of determination of boundaries at the Wastewater Treatment Plant

Alderman Hoinacki made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Bateman. Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain:(0)

Absent: (0)

B. Approval of Request for Proposal for the purchase and installation of solar panel system at the Sewage Treatment Plant

Alderman Welch made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Bateman. Mr. Bateman said this is a motion to go out for an RFP to find out feasibility and cost. Veolia would take care of it. Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain:(0)

Absent: (0)

C. Approval of printer maintenance andlease cartridges contract for the City Administrator's office between the City of Lincoln and Konica Minolta for three years in an amount not to exceed $1,260

Alderman Horn made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Parrott. City Administrator Kavelman said since they already have Minolta copiers throughout the city, she was able to obtain some savings on this contract. She said some of the cartridges are on sale. She said it would be a big savings if the city went for the contract. She said she has a spending allowance of $20,000 but wanted to put it before the council to approve.

Alderman Bateman said some of the contracts containa not-to-exceed so many pages. Treasurer Conzo said in looking at the agreement he noticed it says customer service approval.

Alderman Welch wanted to know if they could get out of the contract if they started to charge more than $35 a month. He said it is called the One Rate Program. He did some research on it. Alderman Bateman wanted to know if the consensus was to table this.He said we have an actual counter on our printer, so you don't go over it. Alderman Welch was in favor of seeing the contract.

Alderman Parrott rescinded his second.Alderman Horn rescinded her first. Alderman Bateman made a motion to tableit, seconded by Alderman Horn.

Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

Mayor Goodman moved to other items on the agenda.

Announcements:

Mayor Goodman asked if anyone had any announcements.

  • None

Executive Session 2(c)(1), Personnel and 2(c)(11) Litigation:

Alderman Welch made a motion to enter into executive session, seconded by Alderman Keller. Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman,Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

At 7:27 p.m. the council entered into Executive Session.

Return from Executive Session 2(c)(1), Personnel and 2(c)(11) Litigation:

Mayor Goodman called for the return to Regular Session at 8:36 p.m. City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain:(0)

Absent: (0)

Alderman Keller motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Welch. The council adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Alex Williams, Recording Secretary

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