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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, May 16, 2022

 

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 Rob Jones, 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

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

 

Remotely:

 

Absent:


Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

 

Public Comment:

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

 

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:
A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes for April 18, 2022 Public Hearing for Tentative Budget FY 22/23, April 18, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, April 26, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, May 2, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting. 

C. Request from LCHS to permit the closing of various city streets for the LCHS Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 2:15pm until 3:15pm. 

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

 

Ordinances and Resolutions:

A.  Ordinance 2022-976 amending Section 1-7-2 of the Lincoln City Code changing City Hall Office hours from Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00pm to Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, effective June 1,        2022. 

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

B.  Ordinance 2022-977 Authorizing the Sale of Excess Personal Property.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

C.  Ordinance 2022-978 amending Ordinance 2022-973 changing the Publication Dates for the Bid Process.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

 

Bids:

A.  Approval of bid from Kinney Contractors for the Heitmann Drive Reconstruction Project in an amount not to exceed $380,086.29.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

 
Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for April, 2022

The City has a healthy fund balance.  Treasurer Conzo reminds the Council to spend wisely due to inflation. 

Police & Fire Pensions have both diminished due to the stock market

Revenue streams remain stable.

 

B. City Clerks Report for April, 2022

$314,680.96 was received in sewer payments for the month of April.  $46,010.56 was received from the both prisons.

 

C. Department Head Reports for April, 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 & Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Alderman Rob Jones to the Economic Development Commission.   

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

Yeas: (6) 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: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

 

B. Advice & Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Molly Pickering to the Planning Commission. 

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

C. Advice & Consent to the Mayoral Re-Appointment of Matthew Vlahovich as Chief of Police. 

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

Police Chief Matthew Vlahovich was sworn in by City Attorney John Hoblit. 

 

D. Advice & Consent to the Mayoral Re-Appointment of Robert Dunovsky as Fire Chief.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

Fire Chief Robert Dunovsky was sworn in by City Attorney John Hoblit. 

E. Advice & Consent to the Mayoral Re-Appointment of Walt Landers as Street Superintendent.

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

Street Superintendent Walt Landers was sworn in by City Attorney John Hoblit.

 

F. Advice & Consent to the Mayoral Re-Appointment of Wes Woodhall as Building & Safety Inspector. 

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

Building & Safety Inspector Wes Woodhall was sworn in by City Attorney John Hoblit.

G.  Approval of Pay Application No. 21 from Plocher Construction Co. for the CSO Improvement Project in an amount not to exceed $535,675.07

 

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

 

H.  Approval of Invoice #0221013 from Crawford, Murphy & Tilly for professional services for the Lincoln Phosphorus Removal Feasibility Plan and Organization Plan for the Waste Water Treatment Plant from January 29, 2022 through February 10, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $8,311.02.

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 Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

I.  Approval of Invoice #76 from Hanson Professional Services for the Fifth Street Road Project in an amount not to exceed $228.85.

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

Yeas: (6) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (1) Alderman Kevin Bateman

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Mayor Welch will have a more informed update next week on the 5th Street Road project.

 

J.  Approval of Amendment to the Special Police Services Agreement. 

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

K.  Approval of the addition of Juneteenth to the calendar of City Holidays for calendar year 2022.

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 Rob Jones, 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 Steve Parrott

 

 

Announcements:

·         Mayor Welch read an announcement from the Lincoln Heritage Museum.  The Museum will remain open indefinitely. 

·         Balloons over 66 updates: Alderman Bateman will bring forward the street closures for the Balloons over 66 at the next COW. Working on one insurance policy for everyone to keep the cost down.  Also working on a new logo. 

·         Alderman Hoefle praised the workers involved in the City Wide Cleanup last weekend.  City employees and GFL employees.

·         The Landscape Waste Facility is back to the Wednesday & Saturday schedule. 

·         Third Friday is this Friday, May 20, 2022. Road closures begin around 4:30pm

·         Union St, between 19th & 20th will be closed tomorrow around 9am.  Closed for a few hours. 

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Zurkammer. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:39 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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