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Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


The Budget Workshop with the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Acting Mayor Tracy Welch at 8:01 p.m., with proper notice given. Attendance was noted.



Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Colby Leith, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderman Ron Keller, Ward 3

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Ward 4

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

Police Chief Paul Adams

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns


City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman 



Acting Mayor Tracy Welch



Public Participation:

Wanda Rohlfs asked for clarification of how many employees the Council wished to hire to assist the Council.  Acting Mayor Welch stated that there would be a full time employee and possibly a part time employee.  A job description has been drafted and will be distributed to the Council.  These employees will be housed in the front office of City Hall and report to the Mayor, City Council, other department heads and City Officials.  Full time employee will make $30,000.


Retirement & Social Security Contributions

Treasurer Conzo needs to recalculate and make slight adjustments


Public Communications

Acting Mayor Welch requested to add $5,000 


G.O. Bond Fund


Fire Department projects

25 year of air packs need replaced.  Grants have been applied for but denied.  The cost would be around $196,948 but Chief Dunovsky feels he can get the price down to $150,000.  $90,000 will come out of the G.O. Bond Fund and $60,000 will come out of the line Fire Dept equipment. 


Police Department projects

Replacement of 6 computers inside squad cars that are malfunctioning plus 4 lockers for the woman’s locker. 


Street & Alley projects

$50,000 needed to purchase a used Bucket truck.  The current truck is a 1998 and recent inspection results aren’t expected to be good.  Purchase may not be done right away.


Sewer O & M

Administrative budget (Clerk’s Office) is down $800



Expected to bring in $4.38 million in sewer fees.  $8.45 million is loan proceeds from the State revolving funds for CSO & Union St projects. 



Capital Expense Equipment – large increase…an influent pump needs serviced this year.  There are 2 seal failures. 

Vehicle line – decreased

Building & Grounds – Large decrease

Electrical – Same

Supplies/Materials – Same

Repairs/Maint – up to $130,000.  This money along with an Ameren rebate program is for electrical upgrades at the south plant lift station.

Capital Expense Sewer Construction – increased to $987,500 to address laterals up to homes


Capital Projects

Non Home Rule Sales Tax – declining but hopeful that it will increase

Micro resurfacing – up to $572,000 from $500,000.  There will be $7 per square foot reimbursement from IAW for their work during water main repairs.


TIF Fund

The City still does not have property tax document.  Expected to receive soon.

Hoping to refinance bonds at a lower rate


Additional Comments:

The Street Department is in need of a new Street Sweeper.  The one that will be replaced is costing a lot in repairs.  Superintendent Landers would like to lease a sweeper.  Lease payment would be $65,000.  He’d also like to see $50,000 budgeted for an additional dump truck payment.


Building & Safety Official Wes Woodhall would like to provide the City residents with a way to dispose of old TVs.  Containers will be dropped off at the LMSB and residents can turn in TVs on certain days during the week.  Once the container is full, the City will be charged $2,000 to remove it.  Alderman Bateman would like $10,000 added to the Nuisance/Abatement line to cover the cost of 5 full containers.   




There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Keller motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderwoman Horn. Acting Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary


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