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Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers 700 Broadway Street I Lincoln, Illinois


Monday, May 3, 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.


Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Ron Fleshman, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, 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


Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3 (Representing Landlord/trash meeting regarding new ordinance making landlord responsible for all tenant property)


Acting Mayor Tracy Welch

The Council had a moment of silence for Don Fink and Roy Logan who recently passed and were individuals very involved of the community.

Swearing in of Elected Officials:

Mayor Tracy Welch (4-year term)

City Clerk Peggy Bateman (4-year term)

City Treasurer Charles N. (Chuck) Conzo (4-year term)

Alderman Ward 1 Steven Parrott (4-year term)

Alderman Ward 2 Ron Fleshman (2-year term)

Alderman Ward 2 Sam Downs (4-year term)

Alderman Ward 3 Wanda Lee Rohlfs (4-year term)

Alderman Ward 4 Richard "Rick" Hoefle (4-year term)

Public Comment:

There was no one present to speak for public participation.

Consent Agenda Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of Minutes April 5, 2021 Budget Workshop FY21/22, April 13, 2021 Budget Workshop FY21/22, April 13, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, April 19, 2021 Public Hearing-Tentative Budget       FY 21/22

C. Request from Kathie Williams to permit the closing of South Kickapoo Street from Broadway Street to Pulaski Street for the LCHS Grand March on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 4:30 pm until its conclusion.

D. Request from Jim Loeffler of the Railsplitter Car Club to permit the closing of Kickapoo Street from Broadway Street to Pulaski Street for the "Cars and Coffee" event on Saturday, May 22, 2021, June 26, 2021, July 24, 2021, September 25, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. 

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

Yeas: (5) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (2) Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Rick Hoefle

Absent: (1) Kevin Bateman

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.


  • Alderman Parrott asked for clarifications regarding the parklets that have been set up He asked Superintendent Landers what the business owners were using to secure the parklets to the street. Superintendent Landers responded that they were using tapcons as they did last year. Alderman Parrott asked Building & Safety Official Woodhall if cattle fencing was a permitted option for parklets. Mr. Woodhall said the ordinance only specified rigid fencing.
  • Treasurer Conzo announced that the American Legion breakfasts will resume on Sunday, May 91
  • The Landscape Waste Facility will be returning to the regular hours Wednesday, May 5,

2021 from 8-3:50.

  • Union Street Construction Update: Construction has moved to the 200 block of Union 9th  Street is now open. Other street closures are now expected. There will be flagmen directing traffic, so expect delays.
  • CSO project Update: 3 of the 4 walls have been erected on the Blower Housing Electrician has done some demo work on the lab. Testing for asbestos and lead abatement has come back negative so work can begin. Exterior work has also begun on the lab.


There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Fleshman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderwoman Horn. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:19 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary


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Memorial Health System  - Includes daily statistics for MHS and a COVID-19 Risk Screening

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Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



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