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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

 

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Welch at 7:01pm, with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

Present:

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

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

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Remotely:

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Absent:

Alderman Greg Miller, Ward 1

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

Public Comment:

Eric Larson with Illinois American Water (IAW) was present to discuss the recent rate increase that was posted in the paper.

The recent rate case for increase was filed in Feb of 2022.  The last time IAW filed a rate case for increase was in 2016.  In that time frame, IAW has done invested $1.1 billion in improvements throughout the State.  The increase will help recoup those investments and investments made in the future.

Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes January 18, 2022 Regular City Council

 

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 Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman  Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinances and Resolutions.

A. Ordinance 2022-970 increasing the Video Gaming Terminal Fees from $25.00 to $250.00 per terminal (tabled 2/7/2022).

Alderwoman Horn made the motion to remove this item from the table, seconded by Alderman Hoefle. There being no discussion, 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 Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

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

The increase will take effect May 1, 2022.

There being no other discussion, 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 Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

B. Resolution 2022-449 designating division of receipts from Video Gaming Fees and

50% of the gaming tax and 100% of the terminal fee increase will go to Capital Projects and earmarked for Street and alley improvements.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Zurkammer. There being no future discussion, 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 Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

C. Resolution 2022450 for payment of construction costs for the Heitmann Drive Improvement Project in an amount not to exceed $376,000.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.

Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for January 2022

General Fund Balance is just over $3,044,000.00 most likely due to inflation. Police/Fire Pension funds down from last month due to the stock market Sales and State use tax is up from last year by $400,000

Non-Home Rule Sales Tax is up from a year ago

Video Gaming has brought in over $2 million since 2012 when it began State income tax is up

B. City Clerks Report for January 2022

$463,975.58 was received in sewer payments for the month of January. $50,298.50 was received from the prisons. 

C. Department Head Reports for January 2022 These reports are either on file or will be soon.

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of Pay Application 18 from Plocher Construction Company for the CSO improvement Project in an amount not to exceed $144,685.00.

Alderwoman Rohlfs 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 Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

B. Approval of the execution of Section 11.1 of the contract between Veolia and the City of Lincoln for extension of the Wastewater Treatment Operations contract for a period of five (5) years and authorizing the Mayor to execute said contract

Alderman Parrott 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 Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman  Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

C.  Approval of revised Request to Permit Events with Street Closure form. 

Alderman Bateman 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 Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

D.  Approval of RFP for two (2) proposals for replacement of the roof at City Hall. 

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

Alderman Downs made an amended motion to change the number of proposals to one and for a steel roof only.  Alderman Parrott seconded.

City Clerk Bateman called the roll on the amended motion.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the item as amended.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Greg Miller

Mayor Welch moved onto other items on the agenda.

Announcements:

  • There weren't any

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Downs motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Zurkammer. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:02 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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