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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Welch at 7:00, 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

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

Remotely:

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers (Walt left the meeting remotely at 7:10 to attend in-person)

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Absent: Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch

 

Public Comment:

There was no one present for public comment.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

  1. Payment of Bills
  2. Approval of minutes September 20, 2021 Regular City Council
  3. Approval of Holiday Schedule for the City of Lincoln for
  4. Approval of Meeting Date Schedule for the City of Lincoln for
  5. Request from the Knights of Columbus to permit the use of the intersection of Broadway and Mclean Streets and the intersection of Kickapoo and Pulaski Streets for the Tootsie Roll Drive on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 8:00 a. until 12:00 p.m.

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

  New Business:

A. Approval of proposal from Ryan Electrical Solutions to install 100-amp circuit for generator to be powered up during an outage, cost not to exceed $6,645.00.

Alderman Hoefle made the motions to approve, Alderman Miller 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, Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Ron Fleshman

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

B. Approval of invoice 0217069 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for Professional Services for CSO Improvement Construction Phase Services from July 31, 2021 through August 27, 2021 in an amount not to exceed         $18,755.20.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

C. Approval of Invoice 0217068 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilley for Professional Services for the Lincoln Union Street Pump Station Construction from July 31, 2021 through August 27, 2021 in an amount not to 

     exceed $11,545.00.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 D. Approval of proposal from B&B Electric, I for the installation of fiber and necessary electrical work in an amount not to exceed $3,595.00.

Alderman Fleshman made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded.

This item will be paid out of the IT line.  The line will be on the same side of the building but higher up so that it cannot be hit again.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

E. Approval of Wastewater Treatment Facility M&R Reconciliation for F. 2020-2021 in an additional amount not to exceed $27,127.14.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

F. Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Kevin Richhart for Route 66 Comer Garage Antiques and Collectables at 1211 5th Street in an amount not to exceed $7,00.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

G. Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Cheri Leverton for property at 104 Chicago Street in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

H. Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Cheri Leverton for property at 106 Chicago Street in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

I. Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Cheri Leverton for property at 108 S. Chicago Street in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

J. Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Cheri Leverton for property at 110 S. Chicago Street in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00. 

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

Nays: (O)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

K. Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to George Leverton for property at 1010 Kickapoo Street in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

 

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoefle 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, 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.

Announcements:

 

  • Most of the sidewalk replacement project is completed. The contractors ran into a problem on the corners of Wyatt Ave and Ladue & Wyatt Ave and Elliott with the The new sidewalks had to be dropped significantly in order to meet ADA requirements.  There needs to be a taller retaining wall to maintain the homeowner's yard.  Mr. Landers in asking for $5000 in contingency funds to finish this project correctly.  Because the Council cannot vote on this item tonight and this amount is under the spending authority of the Mayor, Mayor Welch would like to approve this item so that the project can move forward.  This item will be placed on the next COW.
  • Police Chief Paul Adams tendered his retirement letter to Mayor He has been with the department for 24 years and has moved up through all the ranks. Chief Adams will be done at the end of October and is taking a position with an IT firm.  In the near future, Mayor Welch will be asking the council to utilize the IT funds that the City has budgeted to continue using the Chief's expertise with IT.  The entire Council individually thanked Chief Adams for his service and wished him luck.
  • Alderman Fleshman will no longer be a resident of Ward 2 which will cause him to resign from his Alderman Alderman Fleshman has been detrimental to the Sewer upgrade projects. Alderman Fleshman gave a lot of credit for the Sewer upgrade success to hiring a great engineering firm and to Andrew Bowns and his department.
  • Alderman Parrott was contacted by constituents and asked about reinstating the 10% discount for sewer The council would like to close out the sewer project and loans and revisit this item. There has always been intention to reinstate the discount.

Executive Session / 2C11:

There being no further announcements to come before the council, Alderman Bateman made a motion to move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderman Hoefle.  City Clerk Bateman called the 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

Alderman Ron Keller, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Ward 4

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0) 

The council recessed from the meeting at 7:33pm in order to enter into Executive Session. Mayor Welch announced there would be no further city business conducted upon reconvening.

Return from Executive Session:

The council reconvened from Executive Session at 8:25pm in order to reconvene the Committee of the Whole meeting.  Roll call was taken.

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

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Downs.  All were in favor.  Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:26p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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