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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, March 1, 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

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

Police Chief Paul Adams

City Attorney John Hoblit

Remotely:

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Absent:

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall 

Presiding:

Acting Mayor Tracy Welch 

 

Public Participation:

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

 

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:
A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes: February 1, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting, February 9, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, February 16, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting

C. Request to permit the use of City owned vacant lot at 315 8th Street for balloon launch and balloon glow from Friday, August 27, 2021 through Sunday, August 29, 2021 as part of the Balloons over 66 Festival.

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

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.


Ordinance and Resolution:
A. Resolution permitting the use of E-Scooters within the City of Lincoln

City Attorney Hoblit drafted a resolution to include age restrictions of 16 years old for the use of E-Scooters, speed limits, and permitting the use outside of the 45 mph zones. The resolution also states that there will be more parameters to come later.  The council is voting to allow the use of e-scooters at this point. 

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

Alderman Bateman made the motion to amend the resolution to read Bird e-scooters.  Alderman Downs seconded.  There being no further discussion on the name change, City Clerk Bateman called the roll. 

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)

 

Acting Mayor Welch made the motion to amend the resolution to change the age restriction to 18.  Alderman Bateman seconded.  Acting Mayor Welch called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

B. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign paperwork regarding Lead and Asbestos Remediation

 

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

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)

 

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.


Bids:
A.
Approval of bids for Lead & Asbestos Remediation at the Waste Water Treatment Plant Lab Building from NES Environmental in an amount not to exceed $324,200.00

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

Building and Safety Official Wes Woodhall submitted his opinion via email.  Acting Mayor Welch read the email to the Council.  Mr. Woodhall’s opinion was to completely remove all lead and asbestos, taking the building down to a bare structure, so as to never have to deal with it again.  Only removing what was visible will only be a temporary fix. 

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

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)

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

New Business/ Communications:

A. Approval of Pay Application No. 6 from Plocher Construction Company for the CSO Project in an amount not to exceed $846,534.25.

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

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)

 

B. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement between Lincoln Community High School and the City of Lincoln for construction of a house at 201 9th Street.

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

Mr. Puckett from LCHS was available for questions via Zoom.  He stated that the plan was to build a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home with an oversized 2 car garage that faces the alley.  The square footage will be 1600-2000. Mr. Puckett says the home will be in line with the other homes being built in that area.  He’s confident the home will sell quickly once completed due to the housing market. 

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

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)

 

C. Approval of the cancellation of the Intergovernmental Agreement between Lincoln Community High School and the City of Lincoln for the construction of a house at 1706 Pekin Street.

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

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)

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

Announcements:         

Executive Session | 2C1 Personnel:

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 7:25pm 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 8:28pm 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 Keller motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Fleshman. Acting Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:29 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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