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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, June 21, 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 Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, 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

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

 

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

 

Absent:


Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Ward 3

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 May 16, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting

C. Request from Lincoln Park District to permit the closing of various city streets for the     Children’s walking parade on Monday, July 4, 2022 from 10:00am – 11:00am.

Alderman Bateman 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 Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

 

Ordinances and Resolutions

A.  Resolution 2022-457 for Maintenance under the Illinois Highway Code for expenditures from the MFT fund for FY 22/23.

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

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

 

B.  Ordinance 2022-980 adopting amendment #3 to the Appropriation Ordinance for FY 2021/2022.

Alderman Jones 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 Rob Jones, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

 

C.  Ordinance 2022- 981 authorizing Real Estate to go out for bid. (227 N. Kickapoo)

Alderman Hoelfe made the motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Zurkammer.  Mayor Welch called for discussion. 

The first bid received did not meet the bid requirements.  The Council modified the language in the bid and would like to go out for bid a 2nd time. 

 

There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

 

D.  Ordinance 2022-982 amending 9-15 of the Lincoln City Code to allow Recreational Off-Highway vehicles (UTV). 

Alderman Downs 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 Rob Jones, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

 

E.  Ordinance 2022-983 amending 5-3-6 of the Lincoln City Code removing language in Subsection E(2)(E). 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Zurkammer seconded. 

This closes a loophole for individuals that are burning illegals items.  Currently, if they are caught burning illegal items and they put the fire out, they don’t get ticketed.  After removing this language, the individual will now be ticketed once caught burning the illegal items whether they put it out or not. 

There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called roll.  

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

 

Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda. 

 


Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for May 2022.

Most revenue sources are up from last year due to inflation. 

State Income Tax – higher than in the past due to increase in wages.

Police & Fire Pension – both funds have been consolidated with all of the Illinois Police & Fire pensions. 

B. City Clerks Report for May 2022.

$425,574.09 was received in sewer payments for the month of May.  $24,898.40 was received from the prisons.

Civic Pay will begin July 1, 2022. The city will no longer absorb credit card fees beginning July 1st.  That fee will be passed to the customer.

C. Department Head Reports for May 2022.

These reports are either on file or will be soon.

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

New Business/Communications:
A. Approval of agreement between Farnsworth Group and the City of Lincoln for 2022 Resurfacing Project in the amount not to exceed $66,000.00

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

B.  Approval of Scarification/Oil & Chip resurfacing targets for FY 22/23.

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

Superintendent Landers would like to add 2nd street, Elm to Walnut and Walnut to Maple, to the targets.  Depending on the budget, there may need to be adjustments made to the other targets. 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to amend the item to add the 2nd Street target, Alderman Bateman seconded.  

There being no other discussion, City Clerk Bateman called the roll on the amendment. 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the item as amended.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

 

Announcements:

·         Happy Birthday Alderman Down and Treasurer Conzo. 

·         3rd Friday was a huge success.  Well over 1,000 people.

·         Great Juneteenth event.

·         Alderman Hoefle shared that a few businesses in the downtown area are very appreciative of the work that the Street Department is doing in removing the flashing traffic lights and making everything look nice and clean.

·         Special Olympics was a great success in Bloomington with several Lincoln athletes participating. 

·         Logan County Pride Celebration is this Saturday at the Logan County Fair. 

·         The 3rd Veterans Home build began last Saturday.

·         Election Day is June 28th.  The City would appreciate the support to abolish the Civil Service Commission with a YES vote.   

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Jones. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:34 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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