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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, April 19, 2021

 

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Acting Mayor Welch at 7:05pm, 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 Clerk Peggy Bateman

City Attorney John Hoblit

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Police Chief Paul Adams

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Absent:

City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman


Presiding:

Acting Mayor Tracy Welch

 

 

Public Comment:

There was no one present to speak for public participation. 

 

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:
A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes March 23, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, April 5, 2021 Public Hearing, April 5, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting.

C. Approval of request from the Lincoln Park District to permit the use of various city streets for a SK run in conjunction with

Balloons over 66 on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. until its conclusion.

D. Approval of the revised and corrected City of Lincoln Holiday Schedule for 2021.

Alderman Hoinacki 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.


Ordinance and Resolution:
A. Resolution 2021-431 approving the content of certain Executive Session Meeting Minutes of the City Council of Lincoln.

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

This resolution included 11 Executive Session meeting minutes.  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)

B. Ordinance 2021-939 amending 9-5-15 of the City Code regarding no parking on Castle Manor Drive.

 

Alderman Parrott made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs 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. Ordinance 2021-940 creating Section 3-23 of Lincoln City Code "Low-Speed Electric Motorized Scooters and Scooter Share Programs".

 

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

City Attorney Hoblit asked that the ordinance be amended to read 3-23.  3-22 is for Parklets.  He asked that the agenda item be amended as well to read Section 3-23.  This was also corrected in the minutes.

Alderman Welch made the motion to amend the Ordinance to state Section 3-23, Alderwoman Horn seconded.  

There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called the 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 the roll on the amended motion. 

 

Yeas: (6) Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderman Steve Parrott,

Nays: (2) Alderman Ron Fleshman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

D. Ordinance 2021-941 establishing Section 3-24 of Lincoln City Code "Recreational Adult use Cannabis Dispensary"

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

Yeas: (5) Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (3) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderwoman Kathy Horn

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

E. Resolution 2021-432 establishing Budget for F.Y. 2021-2022.

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderman Keller 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 bid from Byrne's Backhoe & Excavating for the demolition, removal and cleaning of the property of 518 2nd St. in an amount not to exceed $6,500.00.

Alderman Fleshman made the motion, 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)

B. Approval of bid from Eugene Mehan Lawn Service for nuisance mowing services for a two-year period at a cost not to exceed $30.50 per hour.

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

Alderman Downs asked how much the City spent on nuisance mowing.  Mr. Woodhall stated there is $13,500 budgeted but between $9,000 - $11,000 is spent. 

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)

 

Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for March, 2021

Fund Balance is considerably higher than the previous month due to the CURES grant received. 

Sales tax – increase in the Sales use tax, decrease in the Sales tax

Non Home Rule sales tax – down approx. $40,000

Motor Fuel Tax – 3rd installment received from Rebuild Illinois.  Overall has decreased. 

State Income Tax – is trending upward in the last few months

B. City Clerks Report for March, 2021

$397,467.87 was received in sewer payments for the month of March.  $11,129.42 was received from the Logan Correctional Center. 

C. Department Head Reports for March, 2021
These reports are either on file or will be soon. 

New Business/Communications:
A.
Approval of Invoice No. 0213882 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for CSO for Professional Services from January 30, 2021 through February 26, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $29,809.18.

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs 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)

B. Approval of Pay Application No. 8 from Plocher Construction for CSO Improvements in an amount not to exceed $647,739.38.

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

Alderman Fleshman gave a brief construction update.  CSO project is 60% increased.  Exterior lab construction has begun.  Lead and asbestos removal is complete, just waiting on air sample results. 

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 Pay Application No. 1 from L. Keeley Construction for Union Street Pump Station Construction in an amount not to exceed $347,002.20.

Alderman Fleshman made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded. 

The plumbing contractor has finished his work, well work will begin next week. 

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 license for additional taxi service in the City of Lincoln for Tac One Transport, LLC.

Alderman Bateman 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 Tracy Welch, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

E. Approval of Mayoral Proclamation 2021-433 for the Arbor Day Celebration on April 19, 2021.

Alderwoman Horn made the motion to approve, Alderman Keller 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)

 

F. Approval of the purchase and installation of two (2) Speed Alert Poles with solar battery panels from All Traffic Solutions In an amount not to exceed $12,210.00.

Alderman Hoinacki made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs 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)

 

G. Approval of estimate for lining of Sewer Main on Chicago Street from Davenport Street to Tremont Street from Petersburg Plumbing & Excavating in an amount not to exceed $170,000.00.

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs 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)

 

H. Approval of quote for repair of Motor Control Central Air Conditioning Unit #3 from Bodine Electric of Decatur in an amount not to exceed $5,957.81.

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 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)

 

I. Approval of quote for repair parts for the Seepex Sludge Pump from Liberty Process Equipment, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $7,139.00.

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoinacki 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)

 

J. Approval of assigning Facade Grant Applications to Lincoln Economic Development Grant Program Commission for review and recommendation to the Council for approval.

Alderman Parrott made the motion to approve, Alderman Keller 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)

 

 

Announcements:

·         There will be three 3rd Friday events this year.  Those dates are May 21st, June 18th, and July 16th.  Please let the City/3rd Friday Committee know if you’d like to volunteer or become a vendor. 

·         City Cleanup – 7 trucks were loaded completely.  One 30 yard dumpster was filled and the start on a second.  2 containers from Lincoln Iron and Metal were filled with metal plus 3 dump trucks filled with metal.  Tire collection was same amount as last year. 

·         Spring Clean-up – This Saturday April 24th beginning at 8am. 

·         Tiny Homes ground breaking with the Veterans Homes Group on the corner of 6th and College

 

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoinacki motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Keller. Acting Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:49 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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