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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Welch at 7:04pm, with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

Present:

Alderman Greg Miller, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

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

Absent:

Alderman Ron Fleshman, Ward 2

Remotely:

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Police Chief Paul Adams

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch

City Attorney John Hoblit swore in new Patrolman Cody Curry to the Lincoln Police Department.

Public Comment:

There was no one present for public comment.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

  1. Payment of Bills
  2. Approval of minutes June 29, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, July 27, 2021 Public Hearing Meeting, July 27, 2021 Special Voting Session Meeting, July 27, 2021 Committee of the Whole
  3. Request from Railsplitting Association to permit the closing of various streets on Saturday, September 18, 2021 and Sunday, September 19, 2021 and to use six (6) city picnic tables from Friday, September 17, 2021 through Sunday, September 19, 2021 for the Railsplitter Festival.
  4. Request from Logan/Mason ROSC to use various City sidewalks on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1:00 p. until 3:00 p.m. for the Logan County Recovery Walk.

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Ron Fleshman

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinance and Resolution:

A. Ordinance 2021-955 Amending Section 6-4-14 of the City Code.

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Ron Fleshman

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of the purchase of an Elgin Broom Bear Street Sweeper from Key Equipment and Supply in an amount not to exceed $280,343.00.

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

Alderwoman Rohlfs asked Superintendent Landers if his department went out for bids for this machine. He said there aren't many makers that make street sweepers.  The city goes through Sourcewell which covers the bidding requirements.   It is a company that the city subscribes to that pulls resources and assists with getting the best price possible.

The line item on the memo was incorrect. The correct line item for this purchase is 70-3600-7850 - Street Dept. vehicles.

Alderwoman Rohlfs questioned "in an amount not to exceed $280,343.00". She stated that the amount would not be true if there would be interest added to it from financing.  Superintendent Landers said the price of the Sweeper alone will not go above $280,343.00.  Once the council approves the purchase, three financial institutions will be contacted for financing.  Those loan terms will be brought back to the council for approval.

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

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

Nays: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Ron Fleshman

B.  Approval of the purchase of a replacement generator at the Mayfair lift station and the purchase and installation of two (2) new variable frequency drives and control panels in an amount not to exceed $90,000.00.

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

Alderman Bateman asked Mr. Bowns if he felt going with a natural gas generator rather than diesel would be beneficial. Mr. Bowns said the department is currently not set up for natural gas and that change would definitely add cost. Alderman Bateman asked that should the generator ever need to be replaced again, the estimates for both natural gas and diesel be provided to the council.

Mr. Bowns also said that should the EPA require natural gas for cleaner air, the city should be grandfathered in for this equipment since it is not required at this time.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Ron Fleshman

Announcements:

  • Mostaccioli dinner at Mission Church of God at 601 Pulaski on Monday, Sept 13th from 4-6. They would like 3 parking spaces blocked off on Mclean for traffic picking up dinners. This will be put on the next COW for a vote.
  • The city was asked by the CIVC (Central Illinois Veterans Commission) to provide a proclamation for the 2Q1h Anniversary of 9/11. Mayor Welch read the proclamation Alderman Bateman suggested adding Flight 93 at the Pentagon. Alderman Parrott suggested mentioning the troops in Afghanistan. Those suggestions will be added and Mayor Welch will read the Proclamation at the Anniversary ceremony.
  • Alderman Hoefle encouraged everyone to go by the Courthouse and view all the flags in the lawn representing each life lost on 9/11, 2,977.

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderwoman Horn. All were in favor.  Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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