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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, April 18, 2022

 

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Welch at 7:09pm, 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 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

Ben Roland, Assistant Fire

 Chief Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Absent:

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor


Public Comment:
 

Video recording began after Angela Stoltzenburg began speaking. Angela spoke of the importance of all community members feeling welcome in the community.

She also shared community events that will be coming up. Free fitness classes throughout the summer at the Fitness Court, LMH Market at the fairgrounds, and Bike Rodeo on May 1st.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A.Payment of Bills

B.Approval of minutes of March 1, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, March 7, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, March 15, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting,

C.Approval of request from the Lincoln Park District to permit the closing of streets for a 5K Race on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

D.Approval of request from LCHS to permit the closing and use of various streets with Police escort for the Senior Parade on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. until its conclusion.

E.Approval of request from LCHS to permit the closing of Kickapoo Street from Broadway Street to Pulaski Street for the Grand March on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 4:30 m. until 5:30 p.m.

F.Approval of request from Lincoln Third Friday Committee to permit the closing of various streets for Third Friday events on Friday, May, 20, 2022, Friday, June 17, 2022 and Friday, July 15, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Rohlfs 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: (0)

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinances and Resolutions

A Resolution 2022-452 approving the Content of Certain Executive Session Meeting Minutes of the City Council of the City of Lincoln.

 

Alderman Downs 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 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: (0)

 

 

B. Ordinance 2022-974 Authorizing Vacation of a Portion of State Street and conveying it to the State of Illinois.

 

Alderman Parrott 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 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: (0)

 

C. Budget Resolution F.Y. 2022/2023

 

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Rohlfs 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: (0)

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Reports

A.City Treasurer's Report for March 2022

General Fund Balance is in good shape.

None Home Rule Sales Tax- better that last year

Income Tax receipts - down from last year but ahead $200,000 according to projections Motor Fuel Tax - down from last month

Video Gaming Tax - remained the same

B.City Clerks Report for March 2022

$268,073.19 was received in sewer payments for the month of March 2022. $70,418.34 was received from both of the prisons.

C..Department Head Reports for March 2022

These reports are either on file or will be soon. Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A.Advice and consent to the Mayoral appointment of Rob Jones to the office of Alderman for Ward (Followed by Oath of Office if approved).

 

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: (0)

 B. Approval of Mayoral Proclamation for the Celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, 2022

 

Alderwoman Horn made the motion to approve, Alderman Zurkammer 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: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 C. Approval of Contractors Pay Application No. 20 for CSO Improvement from Plocher Construction Co. in an amount not to exceed $14,250.00.

 

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Rohlfs 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: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 D. Advise and consent to the Mayoral appointment of Ashley Metelko to the Economic Development Commission.

 

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderman Zurkammer 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: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 

 E. Approval of Contract between the City of Lincoln and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 for a period of four years from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2026.

 

Certain articles in the contract need to be rewritten due to changes in the law. This item will be tabled.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to table this item, Alderwoman Rohlfs 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: (O)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 

 F. Approval of request from Jennifer Hunt for $2,500.00 from Hotel/ Motel Tax Fund for the Juneteenth Celebration.

 

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve. The item dies on the floor for lack of a second motion.

G. Approval of request from Kelsey Edwards for $1,500.00 from Hotel/ Motel Tax Fund for the Pride Celebration.

 

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve. The item dies on the floor for lack of a second motion.

Announcements:

  • The American Legion will reopen for
  • The Landscape Waste Facility will begin extended hours this Hours will be Wednesday through Sunday.

 

Executive Session I 2 C 11 Pending Potential Litigation:

There being no further announcements to come before the council, Alderman Parrott made a motion to move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderwoman Rohlfs. 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: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 

Present:

Alderman Rob Jones, 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

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 8:28pm in order to reconvene the Committee of the Whole meeting. Roll call was taken.

Present:

Alderman Rob Jones, 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. All were in favor. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:28 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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