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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, September 20, 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 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 Sam Downs, Ward 2

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

Public Comment:

There was no one present or on the phone for public comment.

Alderman Hoefle was contacted by a constituent in his ward that has a neighbor pumping sewage into the street from their sump pump.  Mr. Woodhall, Mr. Landers and Mr. Bowns are aware of the situation and are waiting for the neighbor's COVID quarantine to finish before they can move forward.  The constituent asked Alderman Hoefle to mention the situation in tonight's meeting.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes August 2, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting, August 10, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, August 16, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting, August 24, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, September 7, 2021 Regular City Council

C. Approval of request from LCHS Football Boosters to white wash Wyatt Avenue and Primm Road for Homecoming on Thursday, September 30, 2021 and to decorate the Wyatt Avenue Primm Road islands for Homecoming on Friday, October 1, 2021.

D. Approval of request from Mission Community Church of God to use four (4) parking spaces on the East side of the 200 block of South Mclean Street for a fundraising event on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Fleshman seconded.  Alderman 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)

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinance and Resolution:

A. Ordinance 2021-956 creating Section 9-15 of the Lincoln City Code "Non-Highway Vehicles".

 

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

Alderman Bateman would like the registration sticker to be placed at the bottom of the slow moving vehicle sign so that it's easier for officers to locate both in a timely manner.

Alderman Hoefle would like to add a start date of Nov 1st, 2021. So that should the ordinance pass, there is enough time to have registration stickers printed.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to amend the ordinance to include the Nov 1st start date and the position of the registration sticker.  Alderman Fleshman seconded.

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

Yeas: (6) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (2) Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Kathy Horn

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the item as amended.

Yeas: (4) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (4) Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

When there is a tie vote, the Mayor is then asked to vote and break the tie.  Mayor Welch voted yes, resulting in the item passing with a 5-4 vote.

 

B.  Ordinance 2021-957 Amending Section 9-5-12 of the Lincoln City Code Regarding Parking Regulations on Pulaski Street.

 

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion, Alderman Parrott seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the 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)

 

C. Ordinance 2021-958 Authorizing the Sale of Real

 

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

This item is for the sale of the property at 618 4th St.

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 called for further discussion. City Clerk Bateman called roll. Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for August, 2021

General Fund balance has improved by almost $100,000

A little over $12 Million in the Police Pension Fund and $6 Million in the Fire Pension Fund Sales tax and Sales Use tax is up considerably from last month.

Non Home Rule Sales tax is up from last month and up considerably from last year Motor Fuel Tax is up but not as much as expected

Replacement Tax down from August and is expected to continue

Treasurer Conzo stressed to the Council that even though the Fund Balance is up now, we are in a period of inflation so costs will begin/continue to rise and the Council should continue to be cautious in their spending.

B.  City Clerks Report for August, 2021

$310,382.84 was received in sewer payments and included the $48,025.94 received from both Prisons.

C.  Department Head Reports for August, 2021 

 

These reports are either on file or will be soon. There is sections added to the website to the annual reports.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of invoice 0216517 from Crawford, Murphy and Tilley for Professional Service for the Phosphorus Removal Feasibility Plan for the Waste Water Treatment Plant from July 3, 2021 through July 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $7,765.00.

Alderman Fleshman made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the 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 Invoice 0216516 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for CSO Improvement Construction Phase Services from July 3, 2021 through July 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $29,443.52.

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

C. Approval of Invoice 0216515 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for Professional Services for the Union Street Pump Station Construction from July 3, 2021 through July 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed$14,865.68.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Rohlfs seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the 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 Pay Application #13 from Plocher Construction Company for the CSO Project in an amount not to exceed $471,306.11.

 

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderman Miller seconded.   Mayor Welch called for discussion

Alderman Fleshman gave an update on the current projects.  Bar screen building is under construction and is the last construction to be done.  Pavement work will include 750 feet of new pavement that will include the bridge.  A little setback on the west clarifier until late October due to the manufacturer.  If the startup began without the manufacturer, the warranty would be void. This then pushes the east clarifier out until November.  Lab building is having finished touches.  An application has been submitted to the EPA on the contingency fund for additional lab equipment.  There is an overflow ditch that needs to be cleaned.  Approval for the equipment and ditch cleaning will need to come from the EPA.

City Clerk Bateman called the 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 Pay Application #6 from Keeley Construction for Union Street Pump Station Construction in an amount not to exceed $627,313.13.

 

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

Alderman Fleshman gave an update on Union St.  The transformer has been set and will be getting connected.  The concrete cap for the well is in the process of getting poured. Once poured the pumps and the guiderails will be set.  Landscaper will be on site this week.  Another application is in to the EPA for additional loan money that will cover the cost of the work directive changes and the difference in price from Stark to Keeley.

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)

 

 F. Advice and Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Alderman Greg Miller to the Economic Development

 

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

 

Yeas: (7) 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: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

Absent:  (0)

G. Approval of Mayoral Proclamation 2021-438 proclaiming September 11, 2021 as Remembrance Day.

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

H. Approval of Mayoral Proclamation 2021-439 proclaiming the week of September 17-23, 2021 as Constitution Week.

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

I. Approval of purchase of SCBA project equipment from AEC Fire Equipment in an amount not to exceed $155,793.00.

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

 

J. Approval of request to hire a Firefighter to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of a current Firefighter.

 

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

  • Mayor Welch congratulated the Railsplitter Organization for a successful
  • Alderman Fleshman updated Treasurer Conzo that the Union St project is at 84% completion and the CSO is at 79%
  • Alderman Parrott wanted to thank Walt for the resurfacing of Elm St and Wyatt
  • Mayor Welch and Alderman Fleshman thanked Walt and Wes for the successful electronic recycling event last It was clear by the amount of items brought in, that it was a much needed event.
  • Landers shared that the 2nd phase of the micro surfacing began this week. The weather has delayed the project by Y2 a day to a day. He asks that everyone be patient while the work is happening.
  • Mayor Welch and Alderman Downs had their 5th St Road project meeting recently and there is only one parcel left for the city to Mayor Welch is hoping conversation with IDOT will start by the end of the year.

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Miller. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8: 12 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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