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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, April 4, 2022

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Welch at 7:03 pm, 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 Joined at 7:25pm)

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Absent: Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

Public Comment:

There was no one present for public comment.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B.Request from Lincoln Railsplitter Antique Auto Club to permit the closing of Kickapoo Street between Broadway and Pulaski Streets on Saturday, May 28, 2022, Saturday, June 25, 2022, Saturday, July 23, 2022, August 27, 2022 and Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 8:00 am until 11:00 am for "Cars and Coffee" car

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderman Parrott seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion.

 

Alderman Bateman made the motion to amend item B to change the location of August 22, 2022 to reflect Broadway Street. City Clerk Bateman called roll on the amendment.

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 Clerk Bateman called roll on the item as amended.

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)

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinance and Resolution:

A. Ordinance authorizing Real Estate to go out to bid.

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion, 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: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of proposal for Audit Services from Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden for the City of Lincoln for FY 2021-2022 and FY 2022-2023 in an amount not to exceed $24,800.00 per year for each year.

Alderman Zurkammer 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: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

B.   Approval of the purchase of Air Packs and other related equipment from Municipal Emergency Services in an amount not to exceed $54,610.00.

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

This purchase will be paid out of the FY 22/23 budget.

There being no further discussion, 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

C. Approval of the purchase of Rescue Equipment and related equipment from E.C. Fire Safety Security in an amount not to exceed $30,800.00

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

This purchase will be paid out of the FY 22/23 budget.

There being no further discussion, 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

D. Approval of retention of the Farnsworth Group for the MFT Maintenance program, the reconstruction and resurfacing project and the curb and sidewalk

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

Yeas: (4) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderwoman Kathy Horn

Nays: (3) Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Abstain:  (0)

Absent: (0

E. Approval of the issuance of a Request for Proposal for the replacement of windows at City Hall

Alderman Downs 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 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

 

 F. Approval of contract for IT Services for FY 2022-2023 between Eric Notto and the City of Lincoln.

 

Alderwoman Horn made the motion to approve, Alderman Zurkammer 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

 

 G. Authorization of the addition of a credit card machine and Civic Pay software for the purpose of e-billing and credit card payments and processing of sewer bills, with customers absorbing the credit card fees.

 

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

Yeas: (6) Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn

Nays: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0

 

 

Announcements:

 

  • Races at Lincoln Speedway may move their season opener race from this Friday night to Sunday due to the If that happens, they will start an hour earlier so they will meet the requirement of being done early.
  • Mayor Welch wished to remind the community that any signs you may have in your yard must not be placed in the city right of
  • Ashley Metelko, the new Administrative Assistant, started Mayor Welch encourages the council and community to stop in her office and introduce yourself.
  • New bills from GFL were being received in the mail There is a notation at the bottom stating that there may be a rate increase in the next billing cycle. Lincoln customers can disregard this notation, it was an error by GFL's software.

 

Executive Session I 2{C){2) Collective Bargaining:

 

There being no further announcements to come before the council, Alderman Downs made a motion to

move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderman Parrott.  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 Jeff 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 7:37pm in order to enter 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 8:09pm 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 Hoefle. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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