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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, July 18, 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

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

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

 

Remotely:

 

Absent:


Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer – Wasn’t able to connect to Zoom

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager – Wasn’t able to connect to Zoom

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 24, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, June 6, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting.

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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Rob Jones, 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.

 

 

Bids

A.  Approval of bid from Robert Becherer for the purchase of property at 227 N. Kickapoo Street in an amount of $5,100.00

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

Yeas: (0)

Nays: (8) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)


Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for June 2022

Fire and Police Pensions are both considerably down due to stocks and bonds.

Municipal Sales tax in down a little for the year. 

Non-Home Rule Sales tax is up from last year

Income Tax proceeds – ahead of where we were last year

MFT – Approximately the same as last year.  

Video Gaming Tax – has leveled off to around $45,000. 

B. City Clerks Report for June 2022

$262,640.35 was received in sewer payments for the month of June.  The Lincoln prison has paid in full their account.   

 

C. Department Head Reports for June 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 ARPA Funds for the improvement of Melrose Park in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00.

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: (8) Alderman Rob Jones, 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. Advise and consent to the Mayoral re-appointment of Alderman Kevin Bateman as Mayor Pro-Tem. 

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: (6) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Abstain: (1) Alderman Kevin Bateman

Absent: (0)

 

C. Approval of permanent easement to Lincoln Industrial Group for property on Fifth Street Road. 

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

This will be for the ingress, egress and mailbox. 

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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Rob Jones, 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)

 

D. Approval of hiring a police officer to fill a recent vacancy.

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

Yeas: (8) Alderman Rob Jones, 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)

 

 

Announcements:

·         Heitmann Dr. Construction Project update– Contractor is struggling to get materials.  Finish date is September 2nd in the contract.  An extension was granted to Nov 4th

·         Curb & Sidewalk Improvements – Due to costs, the sidewalk work on Wyatt Ave will now be completed by Street Department staff instead of the Contractor.  Curb work on Eaton and Half Moon will total $438,760.00.  That money is in appropriations so the department will go out for bid on that work. 

·         Bid opening was last week for the 22/23Resurfacing Project.  Only one bid was received and was from Beniech Construction. Bid was for $449,000.00. That was under the budgeted amount.  The council would like Superintendent Landers to come back to the next COW with additional targets.  Mayor Welch would also like Superintendent Landers to work on increasing the dollar amount for the sidewalk reimbursement plan. 

·         Open Arms is working on bringing a 3 on 3 basketball tournament downtown the weekend of Balloons Over 66.  There may be additional street closures coming before the council 

·         Logan County donated $5,000 to each municipality within the County to be used toward park improvements. 

·         3rd Friday – Great turnout. Event keeps getting bigger and bigger. 

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 7:34 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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