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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, June 7, 2021

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:00pm, with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

Present:

Vacant, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Ron Fleshman, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

 City Attorney John Hoblit

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

Police Chief Paul Adams

Assistant Fire Chief, Ben Roland

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Absent:

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch

A moment of silence was held for the following people...Former Lt. Governor Corrine Wood and Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim.

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 May 3, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting, May 11, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, May 25, 2021 Committee of the Whole

C. Request from Lincoln Park District and the Central Illinois Veterans Commission to close various city streets for a 9.11K Run to commemorate the Twentieth year since 9-11, on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until the conclusion

D. Request from Lincoln Community High School to close various city streets for the C.H.S. Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. until its conclusion.

 

E. Request from the Diversity & Inclusion Commission to use various city street for the Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until its conclusion.

 

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

Alderwoman Rohlfs questioned if the City Attorney provided the City with a report of the work he has done within the contract. She also asked for clarification on the 2nd check being issued to Mr. Hoblit for work done outside of contract. Mr. Hoblit said that he turns in the reports monthly to City Clerk Bateman and that the 2nd check is for reimbursements for title fees that he had paid for searches done on behalf of the City.

There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinance and Resolution:

A. Ordinance Removing Section 6-4-16 of Lincoln City Code "Intoxication"

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs seconded.   Mayor Welch called for discussion.  City Attorney gave a brief recap of this item that was discussed in last week's COW.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

B. Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of Real Estate at 618 4th Street.

 

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

This is a blighted property that the city mows and is a dumping ground.  The City will purchase this property and then sell it to someone that can maintain it better.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications: 

A. Approval of Work Directive Change 2 from L. Keeley Construction, Inc. for pavement removal and replacement in conjunction with the Union Street Pump Station project in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00.

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderman Fleshman seconded.

This is a direct work order change and will include a more uniform patch from 8th St to 1Qth St and will help with the resurfacing later on.

There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

B. Approval of the Annual Price Increase described in the contract between the City of Lincoln and Veolia Water America in an amount not to exceed $100,014.

Alderman Fleshman made the motion to amend this item to correct the amount to read $110,014.37 and to also add that this is a monthly payment. Alderman Bateman seconded.

There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

City Clerk Bateman called the roll as amended.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

C. Approval of request for a Special Use Permit for the inclusion of a drive-thru window at 410 Keokuk

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded. This is for a new Dominoes.

 

There being no discussion, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain n: (0)

Absent: (0) 

D. Approval of Mayoral Proclamation of June 19, 2021 as "Juneteenth Day".

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoefle seconded.  Mayor Welch read the proclamation.   Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

E. . Approval of Agreement between Logan County and the City of Lincoln for Animal Control Services beginning on July 1, 2021.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Fleshman second it.  Mayor Welch called for discussion.

Due to staffing issues, Animal Control has asked all cities that they service for their patience and has decided to move to the $200 per call fee for the City of Lincoln.

There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman  Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

F. . Advice and Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Alderman Sam Downs and Jennifer Hunt to the Diversity & Inclusion Commission.

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

Yeas: (6) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Sam Downs

Absent:  (0) 

G. Advice and Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Eric Egnew to the Fire and Police

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

H. Advice and Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Morris Trent to the Lincoln Planning

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

I. Advice and Consent to the Mayoral re-appointment of Gene Mehan to the Zoning Board of Appeal

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

J. Advise and Consent to the Mayoral re-appointment of Dean Colby and Lori Bleess to the Lincoln Planning Commission.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

K. Advise and Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Tony Zurkammer to the Lincoln Liquor Commission.

 

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

Yeas: (6) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Rich Hoefle

Absent: (0)

 

L. Advise and Consent to the Mayoral re-appointment to Aimee Galvin and Cynthia Karr to the Historic Preservation Commission.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

M. Advice and Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Alderwomen Wanda Lee Rohlfs to the Economic Development

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

Yeas: (6) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Absent: (0) 

N. Approval of Facade Grant to the Lincoln Woman's Club in amount not to exceed $4,250.00 

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

Yeas: (6) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Absent: (0) 

 

0. Approval of Revised Economic Development Grant Program Guidelines Application.

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn second it.

This item was requested by the Commission to include exterior windows and doors that are not covered under any other grant, i.e. Facade grants.  The address was also update to send information to.

 

There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

P. Approval of Economic Development Grant to Cafe' Billiards in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

 

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

These funds were budgeted in FY21/22 and also had funds roll over from FY20/21. There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman  Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

Q. Approval of Contractors Pay Application 9 from Plocher for construction of the CSO Improvement project in an amount not to exceed $690,285.10.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman  Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

 

Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.

Announcements:

  • A notice was sent out from the On the corner of S. Mclean and Pulaski Street will be blocked off for boring beginning Wednesday June 9th
  • There was a complaint that an Alderman was placing plastic bags over outside outlets in the downtown That was to protect those outlets from inclement weather.
  • Request to permit: Road closure Jefferson, between the VFW 915 5th St and Forget Me Not Florals 1103 5th St, from the Stop sign to the VFW fence to allow the Foxhole to have a beer garden from 8pm June 12th to 2am June 13th. They do have proof of insurance on file.

There weren't any concerns from the Council.  The event will go ahead and this item will go on the next COW.

  • Christy Fruge is the DARE coordinator and the Illinois training DARE training was held here in Lincoln this year and brought several officers from out of state.

 

  • Route 66 garage sales are this weekend June 11-131

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderwoman Horn. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:46 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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