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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, July 19, 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:

Alderman Greg Miller, 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

Staff Present:

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

City Attorney John Hoblit

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Deputy Police Chief Matt Vlahovich

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Absent:

Police Chief Paul Adams

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch

Mayor Welch asked Katie Andrews, the new Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and City Council, to come forward and introduce herself.  City Attorney Hoblit then swore in Mrs. Andrews.

Public Participation:

There was no one present for public participation. Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

  1. Payment of Bills
  2. Approval of minutes June 15, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, June 21, 2021 Regular City Council

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Tracy Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.

Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for June, 2021

General Fund balance has increased since last month Pension benefits are holding up well.

Municipal Sales Tax and State Use Tax has also increased. Non Home Rule Sales Tax up $29,000 from a year ago State Income Tax is up a lot higher

Motor Fuel Tax has also increased Video gaming receipts total $38,000

B.  City Clerks Report for June 2021

$302,793.1O was received in sewer payments and $44,622.82 was received from LDC and both prisons.

C.  Department Head Reports for June, 2021

These reports are either on file or will be soon. Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Request from CIVC and the Lincoln Park District to close portions of streets downtown on Saturday, September 11, 2021 for the 9.11K run from 7:00 am until its conclusion.

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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, 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)

B. Approval of Construction Pay Application 4 from L. Keeley Construction for construction of the Union Street Pump Station in an amount not to exceed $464,342.98.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 C. Approval of Contractor's Pay Application 11 from Plocher Construction Co. for CSO Improvement Construction in an amount not to exceed $1,316,507.38.

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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, 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) 

 

 D. Approval of change order 3 from Plocher Construction Co. for CSO Improvement Construction in an amount not to exceed $17,748.73.

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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, 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) 

 E. Approval of Thirty-Day Notice to remediate property at 1431 Tremont 

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

Alderwoman Rohlfs asked what remediation meant in this case.  City Attorney Hoblit stated that they follow the City Code for habitable guidelines.  They will not specifically state the details of remediation within the notice in the paper for privacy reasons for the homeowner.  This will be 30 days' notice from the time the notice is printed in the paper and letters go out.

Alderman Bateman would like to amend this item to state "give a 30 day notice to demolish" instead of remediate, Alderman Downs seconded.

Alderman Downs and Alderman Bateman rescinded their motions.

 

demolish property at 1431 Tremont Street.  Alderman Downs seconded.

This will allow Mr. Woodhall and Mr. Hoblit to proceed simultaneously without delay. There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called roll on the amended motion.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, 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)

 

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the motion as amended.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, 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)

 

 F. Approval of purchase of new 2022 dump truck and snow plow from Bonnell Industries in an amount not to exceed $163,405.00.

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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, 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)

 

 G. Approval of Lease of Canine Vehicle from Logan County 

This item will be removed from the agenda. The County has recently hired a K9 officer and the vehicle has been assigned to him. Deputy Chief Vlahovich will explore other options and bring them back to the Council.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to remove this item, Alderman Parrott seconded.  City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, 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) 

 

Announcements:

  • The Liquor Commission met recently and has decided to no longer issue Class B with gaming Liquor New bars will only receive Class B licenses. This decision could be subject to change. There are currently 170 gaming terminals in the City of Lincoln.
  • 3rd Fridays - great It was the last event for 2021.
  • Work Camp for Life - July 25-31.
  • Central Illinois Veterans Commission for the Tiny Homes for Veterans - needing Signup online. www.civeteran.org. No experience necessary and meals will be provided.

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 8:03 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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