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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor 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 Lee Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

City Attorney John Hoblit

Asst. Fire Chief Darren Coffey

Police Chief Paul Adams

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Absent:

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch

Police Chief Adams presented Officer Tim Butterfield with the 2018 Officer of the Year Award, Sgt Kevin Lynn with the 2019 Officer of the Year Award, and Officer Ryan Sullivan with the 2020 Officer of the Year Award.

Officer's Collins and Carr were both awarded the Life Saving Award for saving the life on May 7,2021.They each performed CPR for 15 minutes on a young man until the paramedics were able to get there.

Public Comment:

There was no one present for public participation.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, 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 2021-953 Amending Section 11-5-3 of the City code to Zone Recreational Adult Use Cannabis Dispensary as a C-2 permitted business.

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

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

Nays: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Abstain:  (0)

Absent: (0)

B. Ordinance 2021-954 authorizing Real Estate to go out to bid. Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded.

Alderman Hoefle was able to get an approx. property value of $3,000- $5,000. This amount was in comparison to other similar properties in town.

Mayor Welch called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Aldreman

Ron Fleshman Nays: (0)

Abstain : (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Bids:

Approval of Sidewalk Bid 2021 - Kenney Contractors in the amount not to exceed $135,500.00. Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded.

Alderman Hoefle would like to see more local contractors bid on these sidewalk contracts. Mayor Welch called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, 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 Report for July, 2021

Composite Account balance - started to receive property taxes

State of Illinois' fiscal year ends at the end of June which usually delays Sewer payments from both Prisons.

Municipal Sales Tax and State Use tax - up from a year ago

Motor Fuel Tax - up from last year

Non-Home Rule Sales Tax - up considerably from last year

State Income Tax - ahead of last year

Personal Property - close to last year

Video gaming Tax - $38,000

Population in Lincoln is down to 13,288 people.  Logan County population is down to 27,957 people.

B. City Clerks Report for July, 2021

$414,564.66 was received in sewer payments. $33,778.04 was collected from the prisons Included in the overall total). Logan Prison is 6 months out on sewer payments, Lincoln Prison is 3 months out.

C. Department Head Reports for July, 2021

These reports are either on file or will be

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of Pay Appl ication 5 from L. Keeley Construction for Union Street Pump Station Construction in an amount not to exceed $343,800.00.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

B. Approval of Change Order 3 from L. Keeley for laterals and paving finalization for the Union Street Pump Station in an amount not to exceed $3,997,445.32.

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

Alderman Fleshman made a motion to amend the amount in this item to read $261,267.32. The previous amount was for the overall project, the amended amount is for the laterals and paving. Alderman Hoefle seconded.

Mayor Welch called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll on the amended motion.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick  Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Roll call was take on the motion as amended.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick  Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

C. Approval of Pay Application 12 from Plocher Construction for CSO Improvements in an amount not to exceed $893,753.07.

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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron  Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

D. Approval of Work Directive Change Order 2 from Plocher Construction for Ductbank Reroute for the CSO project in an amount not to exceed $58,726.00.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

E. Approval of Amendment 2 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley Engineering Services for CSO Improvement Construction in an increased amount of $65,000.00 with a total amount not to exceed $510,000.00.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain n: (0)

Absent: (0)

F. Approval of request to hire an additional Police Officer to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of a current Police Officer 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, Alderman Rick  Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman  Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

G. Approval of authorization to purchase 2022 Dump Truck & Snow Plow from JX Enterprises, I at an additional cost of $1,000.00 with a total cost not to exceed $164,405.00.

Alderman Parrott made the motion to approve, Alderman Fleshman 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, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Announcements:

  • A 50% replica of the tomb of the unknown solider will be on display at the VFM on Sept 13, 14,15. Cost of admission is free.
  • Happy Birthday to Alderwoman Horn
  • Congratulations to Alderman Miller and his wife Abby on the birth of their son,
  • Annual fundraiser for the Humane Society, Pints for Paws will be at Sprinted Republic on Thursday Aug
  • Alderman Hoefle was present for the ribbon cutting at the new turf ball diamond at the Junior He was very impressed. There is hopes to have tournaments there which will bring revenue to the City
  • Alderman Parrott wanted to thank Keeley for getting Union Street paved.
  • Road Closure at 600 block 4th St and 500 block of 101 St. beginning tomorrow morning.

 

Adjournment:

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

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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