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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Tuesday, July 6, 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 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

Police Chief Paul Adams

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Deputy Police Chief Matt Vlahovich

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Absent:

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch

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 May 17, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting, June 7, 2021 Regular City Council
  3. Request from Kevin Bateman to permit closings of various streets for the New Pigs & Swigs from Friday, August 27, 2021 at 7:00 a. until its conclusion on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

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

Alderman Bateman explained which streets will be closed, a map is included in the packet. There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain:  (1) Alderman Kevin Bateman

Absent: (0) 

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

Ordinances and Resolutions

A. Ordinance 2021-949 Amending Ordinance 2021-937 to Change the Enforcement Date for Landlords.

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

Alderman Bateman feels the landlords waited too long to come forward with their concerns. The ordinance was passed in Feb 2021 and no one came forward until 3 weeks before the deadline (over 5 months)

Alderman Hoefle feels they weren't given enough time and there was enough transparency with the landlords.

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

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

Nays: (2) Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

 B. Ordinance 2021- 950 Amending Section 6-4-26 Adding a Dedicated Section for Penalties. 

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

City Attorney Hoblit explained that there were changes made in the ordinance regarding penalties for loud ATVs.

There being no other discussion, 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)

 C. Ordinance 2021- 951 Amending Section 6-4-8 Adding a Dedicated Section for Penalties. 

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

 

This item regarded air rifle noise and the amount of the penalty. Also included the fines for setting off fireworks. Those amounts are $150 for 1st violations, $250 for 2nd violations, and $500 for each violation after.

There being no other discussion, 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 Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Reports

A. City Treasurer's Annual Fireman's Pension Report for FY 21-22

A report was provided to the council.

Investments have improved considerably. Revenue and expenditures have increased.

The State will be taking over the Fire and Police Pension funds throughout the state. The City will continue to pay in however the State will invest at their discretion.

 

B. City Treasurer's Annual Police Pension Report for FY 21-22

A report was provided to the council.

Significant growth in investments . Revenue is down slightly.

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Advise & Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Greg Miller to the vacant Aldermanic seat in Ward 1. (Swearing in will follow after vote)

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderman Bateman seconded. Mayor Welch 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)

 

B. Advise & Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Kathryn Andrews as Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and City Council.

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 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: (1) Alderman Fleshman

Absent:  (0)

C. Approval of Invoice 0215411from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for professional services for the Lincoln Phosphorus Removal Feasibility Plan and Optimization Plan for the Waste Water Treatment Plan from May 1, 2021 through May 28, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $1,612.00.

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoefle 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 Invoice 0215410 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for professional services for CSO Improvement Construction Phase Services from May 2, 2021 through May 28, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $52,301.26.

Alderman Fleshman 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 Invoice 0215409 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for professional services for the Union Street Pump Station Construction from May 1, 2021 through May 28, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $16,140.58.

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 Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

Absent:  (0)

F. Approval of Facade Grant to Guest House in an amount not to exceed $5,500.00. 

Alderwoman Rohlfs 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 Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (O)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

Absent: (0)

 

 G. Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to org in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00. 

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs seconded.  Mayor Welch 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: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

Absent: (0)

 

 

Announcements:

Electronics recycling this Saturday July 101at the Logan County  They are still needing volunteers.

  • Notice received from I The improvements to the high speed rail are complete. Trains will begin traveling upwards of 90mph beginning July 7, 2021. Barricades may come down sooner in anticipation of the trains.
  • Mayor Welch read a thank you letter from the Genealogical and Historical Society for a
  • Lincoln Daily News and ME Realty are co-sponsors for a police appreciation This celebration was initially started by a local 20 year old resident. This event is Saturday, July 1Qlh.
  • Alderman Bateman shared that he was at the races over the weekend and saw a lot of out of state license plates. He feels that the race track is a hidden gem that brings a lot to the
  • Street Superintendent Landers thanked Bill and Kathy Vinyard for their help with the planter boxes on He also thanked Crossway Church for their help in cleaning up parts and flower beds.
  •  Yard signs should start showing up this week for the work camp that will be held July 25th. 

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 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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