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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, November 2, 2020

 

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

 

Present:

Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, 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

Staff Present:

City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman

City Attorney John Hoblit

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

Police Chief Paul Adams

Remotely:

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

 

Absent:


Presiding:

Acting Mayor Tracy Welch

 

 

Public Participation:

Rachel Oney from the Salvation Army was present to speak regarding bell ringing, the Salvation Army vehicle and Angel Tree Program.  

Bell ringing began a week early on 11/12.  Bell ringers will wear masks and will continuously wipe down the kettles.  There is an option to donate online on facebook or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./lincolnkettle.

The Salvation Army is partnering with Walmart to do an Angel Tree Program.  On Walmart’s registry page, you can look up Registry for good and find families in Mason and Logan County.   

Emergency Disaster Vehicle: Looking to assist with transporting food from food pantries to people in need.  The Salvation Army is still looking for a place to house the vehicle.

The Salvation Army phone number is 732-7890, for more information.

Item Added to tonight’s agenda:

City Attorney John Hoblit swore in new probationary Fire Fighter Kyle Patridge

 

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:
A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes September 29, 2020 Committee of the Whole Meeting, October 5, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting.

C. Request to permit Carriage rides on the Square from Red Gate Farms on Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 11, 2020 and Friday, December 18, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. each day.

 

Alderman Keller made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded. Acting Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

 

New Business/Communications

A. Approval of "2020 Standard Agreement for Professional Services Nutrient Study {002)" between Crawford, Murphy and Tilly and the City of Lincoln in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00.

 

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderman Fleshman seconded.  Acting Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

B. Approval of request from the Logan County Tourism Bureau for $16,500.00 for the purpose of completing repairs to the Mill.

Alderwoman Horn made the motion to approve, Alderman Parrott seconded.  Acting Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Announcements:

·         Comcast update: Channels BNCHD and JBSHD start December 8th

·         The City Council urges everyone to vote if they haven’t already. 

·         City Wide Leaf Collection will begin this week.  Collection dates are: Nov 4th, 12th, 18th, 25th and Dec 2nd and 9th.  Leaves are to be in biodegradable bags or containers with a 50 lb weight limit and set on the curb the night before.  This service is for leaves only, no brush.  Leaves can also be taken to the LWF.  Extended hours are currently Wed. though Sun.  8am to 3:50pm. 

·         Alderman Keller wished to thank Police Chief Paul Adams and Deputy Police Chief Matt Vlahovich for their time, efforts, open mindedness and willingness to sit down with area college students and listen to their wishes/concerns. 

·         COVID update: Region 3 has reached the mitigation plan due to being above 8% in COVID cases for three consecutive days.  We are in Tier 1.  More information can be found on the Logan County Public Health website.  The City Council urges residents to continue wearing masks, practice social distancing and sanitize as much as possible.    

 

Executive Session | 2 (C) (11) Litigation:

There being no further announcements to come before the council, Alderman Hoinacki made a motion to move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderman Keller.  City Clerk Bateman called the roll. 

 

Present:

Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, 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

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

The council recessed from the meeting at 7:24pm in order to enter into Executive Session.  Acting Mayor Welch announced there would be no further city business conducted upon reconvening. 

 

 

Return from Executive Session:

The council reconvened from Executive Session at 7:42pm in order to reconvene the Committee of the Whole meeting.  Roll call was taken. 

 

Present:

Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, 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

 

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Bateman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Keller. Acting Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:42p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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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