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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, June 21, 2021

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Pro Tempore Kevin Bateman 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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

City Attorney John Hoblit

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Police Chief Paul Adams

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Absent:

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Mayor Tracy Welch

Presiding:

Mayor Pro Tempore Kevin Bateman

Executive Session I 2C1:

Alderman Hoefle made a motion to move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderman Fleshman. City Clerk Bateman called the 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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

The council recessed from the meeting at 7:01pm in order to enter into Executive Session.

Return from Executive Session:

The council reconvened from Executive Session at 7:56 pm in order to reconvene the Regular City Council meeting. Roll call was taken.

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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Public Comment:

Steve Hankins - Mr. Hankins has been a landlord in Lincoln since 1987. He is against the Council mandating Lincoln landlords to put trash service in their names for their rental property. Landlords are under an eviction moratorium, issued by the Governor, and cannot evict their tenants for nonpayment of rent. He doesn't understand how the Council can expect landlords to collect for trash service if Area Disposal, a corporation, is unable to. He asked the Council to extend the mandate until Mayor Welch can appoint an Alderman for Ward 1 and a full Council can vote on this. He'd also like time to meet

with the Council and discuss other options.

Doug Muck - Mr. Muck was present on behalf of Lincoln Landlords. He asked for a short moratorium (60 days) on the mandate until he can obtain information and documents through FOIA from the City and have time to research and discuss options with the Council.

Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman moved on to other items on the agenda.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B.Request from VFW and Foxhole Pub to close South Jefferson Street from 5th Street to the VFW fence line for a beer garden from Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 8:00 am until Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 2:00 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman moved on to other items on the agenda.

Ordinance and Resolution:

A. Ordinance 2021-946 Approving an Amendment to the Lincoln/Logan Enterprise Zone and to Amend the Intergovernmental Agreement Relating to the Enterprise Zone.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

B. Ordinance 2021-947 Adopting Amendment 1to the Appropriation Ordinance for F.Y. 2020-2021.

Alderwoman Horn made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoefle seconded. Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman called for discussion.

City Treasurer gave a brief recap of last week's explanation on the item. There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

C.Ordinance 2021-948 allowing sale of liquor to 1:00 M. on Mondays through December 31, 2021, thereby temporarily relaxing provisions of Section 3-7-5 of the City Code

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded. Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman called for discussion.

Alderman Downs made a motion to amend this item to state that only Class B liquor licenses be extended until 1am. There was no second.

Alderman Bateman made the motion to amend 3-7-5-F to change the wording "beer only" to "alcohol and liquor" and removing the wording "events numbering at least 1O" and also changing the sentence of "Sunday hours during which they will be permitted alcohol on the day after the event."   Alderman Downs seconded.

City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott Abstain: (1) Alderman Rick Hoefle Absent: (0)

Alderman Downs made the motion to remove wording from section 3-7-5-E and adding it to Section 3- 7-5 F.  Alderman Bateman seconded.  City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the original motion made be Alderman Hoefle and seconded by Alderwoman Horn.

Yeas: (4) Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderwoman Rohlfs

Abstain: (1) Alderman Rick Hoefle

Absent: (0)

Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman moved to other items on the agenda.

Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for May, 2021

Fund Balance looks real good.

Municipal Sales Tax had an increase of $6,000

Non Home Rule Sales Tax has started to bounce back

State Income Tax receipts has a noticeable difference, down from last year Video Gaming Tax receipts total of $50,000

B. City Treasurer's Revised and Final Monthly Report for Y. 2020-2021.

This report is a result of needing to still write checks after the end of the FY.

C. City Clerks Report for May 2021

$468, 139.54 was received in sewer payments and $57,814.88 was received from the prison

D. Department Head Reports for May, 2021

These reports are either on file or will be soon.

Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of Mayoral Proclamation of Wednesday, July 7, 2021 as Lincoln Woman's Day Club

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

B. Approval of Invoice 0214921 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for professional services for the Waste Water Treatment Plant from April 3, 2021 through April 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $18,510.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

C. Approval of Invoice 0214920 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for Professional Services for CSO Improvement Construction Phase Services from April 3, 2021 through April 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $24,268.03.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

D.  Approval of Invoice 0214919 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for Professional Services for Union Street Pump Station construction from April 3, 2021 through April 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $17,577.75.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

E. . Approval of Contractor's Pay Application 10 from Plocher Construction for CSO Improvements in an amount not to exceed $730,978.56.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

F. . Approval of Contractor's Pay Application 3 from L. Keeley Construction for Union Street Pump Station Construction in an amount not to exceed. $755,762.45.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

G. . Approval of Change Order 1A from L. Keeley Construction for Union Street Pump Station Construction in an amount not to exceed $336,057.00.

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

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

Nays: (O)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

H. . Approval of the purchase and installation of two (2) 24 ghz wireless radios to be installed at the Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

I.. Approval of the purchase of seven (7) Dell 5420 Rugged laptop computers at a cost not to exceed $17,6123.

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

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

Nays: (O)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

J. Approval of payment of the cost of the maintenance and repair to the Eighth Street Fitness Court in an amount not to exceed $5,920.00, with reimbursement from the ALMH Foundation in the amount of $2,960.00.

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderman Fleshman seconded. Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman called for discussion.

This will be covered in appropriations. City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

K. Approval of Business Sustainability Grant to Townhouse Beauty Salon in amount of

$2,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

L. Approval of Business Sustainability Grant to H-T-1- d/b/a Logan Lanes in the amount of

$2,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

M. Approval of quote from Illinois Electric Works for the repair of four (4) influent pumps and piping at the Sewer Plant in an amount not to exceed $65,000.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

N. Approval of recommended targets for the Curb and Sidewalk Replacement Project for Y. 2021-2022.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

0. Approval of recommended targets for Roadway Resurfacing for F. Y. 2021-2022.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

P. Approval of Agreement for Professional Services between the Farnsworth Group and the City of Lincoln in connection with the "2021 Street Maintenance Projects" in an amount not to exceed $44,550.00.

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderman Fleshman seconded. Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman called for discussion

Mayor Pro Tempore and Alderman Hoefle would like to see other engineering firms be sought out for future projects.

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

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Q. Advice and Consent to the Mayoral Appointment of Alderman Rick Hoefle to the Board of the Logan County Tourism Bureau.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Hoefle

Absent: (0)

Announcements:

  • Alderman Hoefle asked Superintendent Landers to clean up the small parks in Mayfair that have overgrown with Superintendent Landers said weeds have been hard to stay on top of this year, but he will see what his department can do.
  • Alderman Downs said the celebration and turnout for the 1st Juneteenth celebration was
  • Alderwoman Rohlfs would like a-scooters to be added to the agenda for next week's
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman read a letter from the Lincoln Women's Club stating their appreciation for the grants they received.

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Parrott. Mayor Pro Tempore Bateman adjourned the meeting at 9:42 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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