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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, November 1, 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

Vacant, 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:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

Matt Vlahovich, Deputy Police Chief

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Remotely:

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Absent:

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

Public Comment:

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

Mayor Welch invited Police Chief Paul Adams to the front of the chambers.  Chief Adams was presented with a plaque with a lengthy list of his accomplishments engraved.  The city is extremely grateful for his dedication and years of service.

City Attorney Hoblit then swore in Deputy Chief Matthew Jerome Vlahovich as the new Chief of Police.

Mayor Welch moved Item G up on the agenda.

G. Advise and Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Tony Zurkammer to the position of

Alderman for Ward 2. Swearing in to follow vote of approval.

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

City Attorney Hoblit then swore in Tony Zurkammer as Alderman of Ward 2.  Alderman Zurkammer took his seek with the Council.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes September 28, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting, October 4, 2021 Regular City Council 

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Absent: (0)

 

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinance and Resolution:

A. Ordinance 2021-959 Amending the Economic Development Grant Commission and Economic Development Program

 

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

Alderwoman Rohlfs was concerned that this item was only brought to the council last Tuesday and is being voted on tonight. She, and citizens she spoke with, felt that it was not enough time to research the Church that Ron Keller brought to the council last week.

City Attorney Hoblit stated that this item has nothing to do with the Church.  The council is voting on whether the Economic Development Grant Commission is allowing for lien abatement or forgiveness. The Church topic is later on the agenda.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Absent: (0)

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of Pay Application 7 from L. Keeley Construction for the Union Street Pump Station Construction Services in an amount not to exceed $430,883. 72.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Tony Zurkammer Absent: (0)

 

B. Approval of proposal for the construction of the Postville Park Pavilion by the C.H.S. Wood Shop in an amount not to exceed $5,000.00.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Tony Zurkammer Absent: (0)

 

C. Approval of waive of sewer lien and unpaid sewer bills for Allen Chapel AME Church in the amount of $1,957.33.

Alderman Hoefle would like to see the activity on the sewer account to see who was making payments. He'd like to make sure the church diocese, the church itself, or the friends of Allen Chapel doesn't have any requirement to pay this bill.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Tony Zurkammer Absent: (0)

 

D. Approval of Information Technology Maintenance Agreement between Revizions and the City of Lincoln for Y. 2021-2022 in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00.

Alderman Parrott made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Rohlfs seconded. Mr. Adams will compile a list of passwords for the departments and Council.

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Absent: (0)

 

E. Approval of Economic Development Grant to Edwin Mills for property at 513 Broadway in the 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: (7) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Absent: (0)

 

F. Approval of Economic Development Grant to Lee Komnick for property at 515 Broadway in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Absent: (0)

Announcements:

  • There were 175 participants with Trick or Treating with the Mayor

 

  • Executive Session I 2(C) 11 Litigations and 1(C) 1 Personnel:

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

Present:

Alderman Greg Miller, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Tony Zurkammer, 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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Greg Miller, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoelfe, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

The council recessed from the meeting at 7:44pm 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 9:28pm 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 Tony Zurkammer, 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  Bateman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Parrott. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 9:28p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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