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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, October 18, 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 - arrived at 7:06pm

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Vacant, 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:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent - was remote but came to Council chambers at 7:04pm due to audio issues

Remotely:

Matt Vlahovich,  Deputy Police

Chief Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Wes Woodhall,  Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Absent:

Paul Adams, Police Chief

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

Public Comment:

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

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B.. Approval of minutes September 14, 2021 Committee of the Whole

C. Approval of request from the Logan County Tourism Bureau to us various city streets and place barricades at various street intersections for the 2021 Christmas Cruise on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. until its conclusion.

D. Approval of request from the Logan County Tourism Bureau to permit the use of Pulaski Street, Mclean Street, Broadway Street, and Kickapoo Street on Friday, November 26, 2021, Saturday, November 27, 2021, Friday, December 3, 2021, Saturday, December 4, 2021, Friday, December 10, 2021, Friday, December 17, 2021, and Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 5:00 m. until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays night and 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoons for Carriage Rides on the Courthouse Square.

E. Request from Lincoln Church of God to close the 200 Block of South McLean Street on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 8:00 m. until 1:00 p.m. for family fun day.

F. Approval of Trick or Treat with the Mayor on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from10:00 m. until 1:00 p.m..

G. Approval of Trick or Treat Hours on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 5:00 m. until 8:00 p.m.

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

Yeas: (6) 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 Greg Miller

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda. Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for September, 2021

1 of 2 payments of the American Rescue Plan in the amount of $119,254.74 has been received. There are restrictions on how the money can be spent. Those restrictions are being researched.

General Fund Balance is still good. $3,500,000.00

Municipal Sales Tax and Non- Home Rule Tax is doing better Motor Fuel Tax has gone up due to extra tax

Video Gaming tax was up for August but down for September

B. City Clerks Report for September, 2021

$437,728.88 was received in sewer payments for the month of September. $8,081.81 was received from the prisons.

C. Department Head Reports for September, 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 Application 14 from Plocher Construction Co. for CSO Improvements in an amount not to exceed $604,024.13.

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderman Bateman seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the 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: (0)

B. Advise & Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Deputy Chief Matt Vlahovich as Chief of Police, effective November 1, 2021.

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 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: (0)

C. Approval of the expenditure of an additional $5,000.00 in contingency funds for the Sidewalk Replacement Project for Y. 2021-2022.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the 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: (0)

D. Approval of the expenditure for materials for a 9mm liner for the Chicago Street lining at an additional cost not to exceed $23,185.09.

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoefle seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the 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: (0)

E. Approval of Contract Extension Proposal from Area Disposal, a subsidiary of GFL Environment, Inc., for residential refuse and recycling collection from March 1,2022 through February 28,

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: (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: (0)

 

Announcements:

  • The Street Department will begin replacing the payment drop boxes on Kickapoo The boxes will be out of commission approximately three days.
  • Woodhall shared with the Council the success of the recent Electronics recycling. Approximately 480 vehicles were through the event over five days. Total weight of electronics collected was 24.131 tons. The cost to the City to recycle the electronics was $300.  The city plans to have another event in the future.

 

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 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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