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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, June 6, 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:

Alderman Rob Jones, Ward 1

Alderman Tony Zurkammer, 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

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Office

r Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Remotely:

 

Absent:

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

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 May 10, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinances or Resolutions

A. Ordinance 2022-979 Authorizing the Sale of Real Estate

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs Mayor Welch moved on the other items on the agenda.

Bids

A. Approval of bid from Habitat for Humanity for the purchase of the property at 1017 Tremont Street in the amount of $500.00

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.

Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for April, 2022 (revised)

This new report reflects the checks that need to be written into May that is paid out of the previous Fiscal Year. Ledgers are attached.

B.  City Treasurer's Report - Fireman's Pension Fund FY 21/22

Due to several bad months in the stock market, the fund is less than expected. Expenses were less this year, and the revenue was up.

C.  City Treasurer's Report - Police Pension Fund FY 21/22

Just as the Fireman's Pension, the Police Pension took a hit due the economy and the stock market. Expenses were more than last year. Both reports list the expenses.

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of change of schedule date of Regular City Council Meeting from Monday, June 20, 2022 to Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

B.  Approval of Contractual Agreement between LCHS and the City of Lincoln Police Department for a school resource officer for the 2022-2023 school year.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

C. Approval of Contractual Agreement between Lincoln Elementary School District #27 and the City of Lincoln Police Department for a school resource officer for the 2022-2023 school year.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

D.  Approval of the lease of a John Deere 135G Excavator and Attachments for a term of 5 years at a cost of $42,900.00 per year.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

E.   Approval of purchase of a trailer with safety glass from Martin Implement Co. in an amount not to exceed $38,128.00.

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 Rob Jones, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

 

F.    Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Cheri Leverton for the property at 106 S. Chicago Street in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

G.   Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Cheri Leverton for the property at 108 S. Chicago Street in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

H.   Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Cheri Leverton for the property at 110 S. Chicago Street in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

I.   Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Cheri Leverton for the property at 128 S. Chicago Street in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

J.   Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Cheri Leverton for the property at 130 S. Chicago Street in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

K.  Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Stephan Hannel of the Rusty Rail for the property at 405 Pulaski Street in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00

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 Rob Jones, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

L.   Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Edwin Mills of Mills Law Office for the property at 513 Broadway Street in an amount not to exceed $6,975.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

M.   Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Thomas Fleshman of Head R Turning for the property at 121 S. Sheridan Street in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

N.   Approval of Structural Improvement Grant to Jenny Abbott of American Family Insurance for the property at 407 Pulaski Street in and amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

0. Approval of Facade Grant to Edwin Mills of Mills Law Office for the property at 513 Broadway Street in the amount not to exceed $2,200.00

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

P.  Request from the Hunt Foundation to close various city streets on Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 2pm to 3:15pm for the Juneteenth parade.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

Q. Request from "Up in Smoke" to close various streets for the Eleventh Annual Pigs & Swigs event from Friday, August 26, 2022 at 6:00am until Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 1:OOpm.

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

Yeas: (5) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Kevin Bateman

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

R.   Approval of Mayoral Proclamation 2022-456 to proclaim Tuesday, June 7, 2022 as State Farm Day in the City of Lincoln.

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

Yeas: (5) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Absent: (2) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs

Announcements:

  • Alderman Hoefle thanked the citizens of Lincoln for their patience during the electrical
  • Alderwoman Horn reminded everyone that COVID is still present and to be
  • Alderman Bateman shared that the transition from AREA to GFL billing has been taxing and to asked for He also shared that if anyone in the city limits received a bill with a $10.95 late fee, to ignore it. It was sent out by mistake.
  • Alderman Zurkammer congratulated the LCHS girls and boys track teams for their recent achievements and new records at State.
  • Superintendent Landers shared that the project to remove the downtown Traffic signals and replace with decorative Stop signs has begun.

 

 

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 7:42p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Information is available on the following sites:
Logan County Current Statistics

Memorial Health System  - Includes daily statistics for MHS and a COVID-19 Risk Screening

Local Business Resources
Logan County Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

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