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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, March 21,2022

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Welch at 7:02pm, with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

Present:

Vacant, 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

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Staff Present:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Remotely:

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Absent: Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

Public Comment:

There was no one present to speak for public comment.

Jeanette Harris was present to give an update on the Diversity and Inclusion Commission.

The Commission offered a free movie for the community. They also partnered with the Library and had selected books on display to educate readers on Black History Month. There was also the first panel discussion that held an open dialog. The commission plans to partner with several local organizations and schools in the near future for events and education.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote: 

A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes January 25, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, February 7, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, February 15, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, February 22, 2022 Regular City Council

C.  Approval of 2022 Racing Schedule at Lincoln Speedway

D. Approval of Request from Professor Thomas Quinn of the Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Department to permit the closing of the Intersections of Pulaski and Kickapoo Streets and one-half block in all directions from the intersection on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 6:00 p. until 11:00 p.m. for the purpose of filming a scene for a movie.

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

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

Nays: (O)

Abstain:  (0)

Absent: (O)

 Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinance and Resolution:

A. Ordinance 2022-972 Authorizing Publication of a Proposition Vacating a City Street for Public Use

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

This item pertains to the IDJJ project and the permanent closure of a portion of State St. City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (O)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Reports

A. City Treasurer's Annual Report Y. 2020/2021

The report is divided in sections and is very self-explanatory. A copy was provided in the packet.  The report will appear in the Courier on March 23, 2022.

B.  City Treasurer's Report for February, 2022

Income Tax, Non home Rule and Sales tax are holding out well. Motor Fuel tax is down from what it was in December 2021.

Telecommunication Tax is down.

C.  City Clerks Report for February, 2022

 

In the month of February, the Sewer department received $268,073.19 in sewer receipts. There wasn't anything received from either prison.

D. Department Head Reports for February, 2022

These reports are either on file or will be

New Business/Communications:

A. Advice and Consent to the Mayoral Appointment of Adam Quinne to the Diversity and Inclusion Commission, followed by Official Oath of Office

Alderman Downs 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 Tony Zurkammer, 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 John Hoblit swore in Adam Quinne as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Commission.

B. Advise and Consent to the Mayoral Appointment of Ashley Metelko to the position of Administrative Assistant, followed by Official Oath of

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 Tony Zurkammer, 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 John Hoblit swore in Ashley Metelko as Administrative Assistant. Announcements:

  • Alderman Hoefle, and the council, thanks the 3 fireman that assisted an individual outside of City Hall that They were not dispatched to the incident but came out and helped anyway.

 

Executive Session I 2(C)1 Personal & 2(C)2 Collective Negotiations:

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

Present: Vacant, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderman Wanda Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

The council recessed from the meeting at 7:34 pm 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 9:1O pm in order to reconvene the Committee of the Whole meeting. Roll call was taken.

Present:

Vacant, 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 Zurkammer.  Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 9:11 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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