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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, April 5, 2021

 

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Acting Mayor Welch at 7:15pm, 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

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Absent:


Presiding:

Acting Mayor Tracy Welch

 

 

Public Participation:

Busie Rote was present to address the parklet ordinance on tonight’s agenda.  He is one of the owners of Spirited Republic and Limerick Brewing Company in the City of Lincoln.  His business was saved last year during the pandemic by the parklets and thanks the City for the opportunity.  He’d like the Council to consider the cost the businesses will endure to build these parklets when setting the permit prices.    

 

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:
A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes March 9, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, March 15, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting

C. Approval of request from Michelle Ramlow to permit the use of Postville Park for the Annual Route 66 Garage Sales on June 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2021 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn 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)

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.


Ordinance and Resolution:
A. Ordinance creating Section 3-22 of the Lincoln City Code creating “Parklets”

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

The City will not deplete their supply of picnics tables to no fewer than ten tables. 

Alderman Bateman would like to amend the ordinance to lower the fee to $25 per parklet and to include picnic table rental (section 3-22-9) of $25/month per table with a final bill determined by the Street and Alley Department on return of the tables.  Alderman Keller seconded.

It was discussed to charge $25/month per table, however then refund the money back to the business when tables are returned undamaged.  If there is damage to the table, the cost will be taken out of the rental fee. 

Alderman Keller rescinded his motion. 

Alderman Bateman made the motion to amend the ordinance (section 3-22-9) to lower the fee to $25 per parklet and to include picnic table rental of $25/month refundable fee per picnic table with a maximum rental of 15 tables.  The refundable fee is based on no damage or wear of the tables.  Alderman Keller seconded. 

Acting Mayor Welch called for further 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.


New Business/Communications:
A. Approval of Parklets application

The application is not ready to be voted on. 

City Attorney Hoblit said he is halfway through creating the application.  He said it is a standard application.  He said the Council could vote on developing an application based on the ordinance that was passed tonight. 

Alderman Parrott made the motion to approve, Alderman Keller seconded. 

The Council will advise the City Attorney to develop and application based on the Parklet Ordinance passed earlier this evening.  Any amendments will be brought to the Council. 

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 the purchase of Fire Department Battery-Operated Extrication Equipment in amount not to exceed $29,999.00

Alderman Parrott 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 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 Lincoln Economic Development Grant Application from the Lincoln Woman’s Club for structural building work in the amount not to exceed $6,500.00, pending the approval of the Historic Preservation Commission.

 

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

The Historic Preservation Commission did approve this work.

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)

 

D.  Approval of agreement between Mulligan Solar Farm and the City of Lincoln for authorization to include solar farm in the Enterprise Zone.

 

Alderman Welch made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoinacki seconded. 

Alderman Welch amended the item as written to state that the City will approve solar contingent upon a signed commitment from the County for a decertification process.  Alderman Bateman seconded. 

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the first motion.

 

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)

 

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the amended motion. 

 

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) 

Announcements:

·         City Attorney Hoblit asked who will be approving the parklet applications.  Acting Mayor Welch read that the ordinance states approval by the Building & Safety Office.  Item 7, on tonight’s agenda, Acting Mayor Welch made the motion to amend striking the word recommend from 3-22-5. Alderman Bateman seconded.  City Clerk Bateman called the roll, all were in favor. 

·         COVID update:  Currently at a 2.6% positivity rate, a small increase.  There have been 10,000 vaccines administered in Lincoln. 

·         Sewer work will continue in the 100 block of Union this week and into next week.  Work on the lift station well will resume within the next week. All of the asbestos removal is finished at the lab and the lead abatement is 30% complete.  For any questions or concerns regarding the Union Street Sewer project, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact your Alderman.

·         City Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 17th from 8am – 4pm at the LMSB.  Information will be on the City website and facebook page.   

·         There is an additional cleanup day event going on, but this type of cleanup is volunteers cleaning up ditches.

·         Tuesday, April 6, 2021 is Election Day. 

 

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Keller motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Bateman. Acting Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:04 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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