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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

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

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

City Attorney John Hoblit

Remotely:

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Police Chief Paul Adams

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Absent:


Presiding:

Acting Mayor Tracy Welch

 

Before the Council recited the Pledge of Allegiance, they had a moment of silence for the passing of community members Scott Brown (past Logan County Sheriff Deputy), John Sutton (member of The Railsplitter), and Jeff Maxwell (radio personality for 96.3 and Christmas Parade Committee member). 

 

Public Participation:

There was no one in the building or on the phone for public participation.  

 

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:
A. Payment of Bills

Alderman Keller 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)

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

 

Report:

A. City Treasurer's Report for January, 2021

General Fund – down from last month.  $4.7 million of the General Fund is from IEPA loans received from the State of Illinois for sewer projects. 

Municipal Sales Tax – decrease from last month but up overall for the year

Non-Home Rule Sales Tax – down $30,546 from a year ago

State Income Tax - Increase of $41,000 from last year, possibly due to increase in minimum wage.

Motor Fuel Tax – down approx. $61,000 from a year ago

November’s video gaming tax proceeds were received in January 2021.

 

B. City Clerks Report for January, 2021

$533.147.61 was received in sewer payments for the month of January.  That amount included the payment from the prisons for $111,008.28.

C. Department Head Reports for January, 2021

These reports are on file or will be soon. 

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.



New Business/Communications:
A.
Approval of Change Order #2 to the CSO Improvement Contract with Plocher Construction in an amount not to exceed $15,755.50.

 

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 Lincoln Economic Development Grant to Cafe' Billiards in the amount of $3,599.00, Knecht Construction in the amount of $7,500.00 and El Mazatlan Restaurant in the amount of $3,100.00.

Alderman Hoinacki made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs seconded.  Acting Mayor Welch called for discussion. 

If these construction projects run over in to the next fiscal year, the FY20/21 funds will be carried over to FY21/22 and paid out in FY21/22. 

Acting Mayor Welch called for further 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)

 

C. Approval of the replacement of the current City Credit Card from American Express with credit card issued by Heartland Bank and Trust.

Alderman Downs 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)

 

D. Approval of RFP from Stone River Group to act as broker for obtaining electrical supply for City of Lincoln buildings.

Alderman Parrott made the motion to approve, Alderman Fleshman seconded.  Acting Mayor Welch called for discussion.

There were rates submitted for 12 months, 24 months & 36 months. 

Alderman Bateman made an amended motion to include a 36 month contract with Stone River Group, Alderman Parrott seconded. 

Acting Mayor Welch called for further 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)

 

E. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Lincoln and the F.O.P. Local 208 regarding residency requirements for Lincoln Police Officers.

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderman Keller seconded.  Acting Mayor Welch called for discussion

Police Chief Adams stated that it has been difficult to get applicants to fill positions.  Law Enforcement across the Nation is having the same problem.  The Illinois State Police only have 40 applicants to fill 100 available positions.  One of the issues to get applicants to commit to a position, is residency.  It is proposed to expand residency requirements to surrounding counties.  That will put the department to a one hour response time for those officers.  There are still several officers that live within the City limits that can respond quicker. 

Acting Mayor Welch asked for further 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)

 

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

 

Announcements:

·         Census Update:  Due to COVID and changes made by the previous Presidential administration, the March 31st deadline for Census results has been pushed out to September.

·         Next week’s Committee of the Whole meeting will be moved to Wednesday, February 24th due to the Primary Election on Tuesday the 23rd. 

·         Acting Mayor Welch wished to thank the Police, Fire and Street Departments for braving the frigid temperatures and conditions to get the streets clean and safe in a short amount of time. 

 

 

Executive Session | 2 (c) 2 Collective Bargaining:

There being no further announcements to come before the council, Alderman Keller made a motion to move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderman Hoinacki.  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 7:39pm 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 8:15pm 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

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Ward 4

 

Absent:

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

 

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Keller motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Downs. Acting Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:16 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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