Council Minutes


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

Tuesday, October 27, 2020


The Committee of the Whole Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Acting Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:00 p.m., with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.


Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Ron Fleshman, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderman Ron Keller, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Ward 4


Elizabeth Kavelman, City Administrator

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

Paul Adams, Police Chief

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager (left after he addressed the Council)


Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Christy Crites, CMT


Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1


Acting Mayor Tracy Welch

Public Participation:

There was no one present for Public Participation.

CSO Pollution Prevention Plan

It is required to hold a public hearing for the plan.  Andrew Bowns was present to answer any questions that the council had.

The last plan was done in 2008.  This plan will cover the City for the current permit.

CSO Operations and Maintenance Plan for Sewage Treatment Plant Phosphorus Study­ Crawford, Murphy & Tilley to complete.


This is a required study by the IEPA. CMT will be preparing the study and the City of Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Plant will be executing the study to meet IEPA phosphorus permitted levels. The study is expected to last 6 months. The cost is in the upper range between $60,000 - $70,000.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Request for Financial Assistance with Mill Preservation from the Logan County Tourism Bureau the Tourism Bureau is asking for $16,500 of the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to assist in heating and cooling installation costs and repairs at The Mill. The heating and cooling is crucial to preserve artifacts and the overall condition of the building. The Tourism Bureau has seen a 50% decrease in annual funding

from the State and 36% decrease in hotel/motel revenue since the start of COVID-19. They did receive a $1500 donation from the Route 66 Association and $10,000 from the City from a previous request.

Route 66 will be celebrating 100 years in 2026.  The Mill could very well bring thousands of tourists to Lincoln before, during and after that anniversary.

Alderman Bateman would like to see a list of repairs/improvements the Tourism Bureau would like done.

The $16,500 requested amount will be put on the regular agenda.

Request to Permit: Red Gate Farms, Carriage rides on the Square November 27, December 11th and December 18th 2020 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

The previous company that hosted the carriage rides moved out of State. This new company is out of Petersburg.   City Clerk Bateman will send permit information to Morgan at Tourism.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Union Pacific Railroad Invoice for 5th Street Road in the amount of $230.59.

This is for Aug 19, 2020 work.

The council has requested that UPRR stop all work until all land acquisitions are final.  UPPR continues to come to town, complete work, and bill the City.  Acting Mayor Welch will assist City Administrator Kavelman in reaching out to Shawn Collier to again ask that work stop.  There is a preliminary agreement in the amount $7,000 that has already been reached so most of the work should be completed.

This item will be brought back to the next COW.


  • Alderman Downs would like to remind residents not to leave out cat food for stray cats, in hopes to stop coyotes from coming in town. He also reminded residents that dogs at large fines have recently been increased and to keep dogs on a
  • The Landscape Waste Facility is open with extended hours - Wednesday through Sunday from 8am - 3:50pm. A loader will be onsite on Wednesday's from 9-11 to help people load mulch or Leaf pickup will begin on 11/4. Leaves should be placed at the curbs before 7am. Trucks will make one complete pass through the entire town a week. Containers should not weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • Trick or Treat with the Mayor will be on 10/31 from 10-12 at Latham 21 businesses are participating. Trick or treating hours will be from 5-8 pm on 10/31.


  • COVID update - Logan County is 8%. I f we are at 8% for more than 3 days, the Governor will move us back to Phase 3.



There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoinacki motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Keller. All were in favor. Acting Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary


Information is available on the following sites:
Logan County Current Statistics

Memorial Health System  - Includes daily statistics for MHS and a COVID-19 Risk Screening

Local Business Resources
Logan County Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



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