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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

 

The Committee of the Whole Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:00 p.m., 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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4


Present:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Absent:

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch


  

Public Participation:

Jamaica Madigan was present to speak.  Mrs. Madigan lives at 1770 1000th St in Lincoln.  She addressed the council regarding her concerns with the possible rate increase for contractors that use the Landscape Waste Facility.  She feels that although the contractors bring in most of the landscape waste, they are also the only revenue that comes from the facility. 

The council would like to see the revenue and expenditures for the facility. 

 

Swearing in Official Oath of Office

Patrick Hoban – Patrolman

Donovan Roberts – Patrolman

Joshua Durbin – Patrolman

Wyatt Collier – Patrolman

 

Request to Permit: National Railsplitter Saturday, September 17, 2022 and Sunday, September 18, 2022.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda. 

 

Economic Development Commission Approvals

Structural Improvement Grants for Steve Sampson at 116 & 118 S Hamilton St. = $7,500 each

Façade Grant for Mario Taylor at 110 N Kickapoo St. = $10,000

Façade Grant for Steve Sampson at 116 & 118 S Hamilton = $7,500.00

These items will be placed on the regular agenda separately. 

 

Proposals for grinding tree waste at the Landscape Waste Facility

Patrick Henson with Henson Professional Services quote of $4500/day.  Equipment details are lined out in the packet.

R & R Services quoted $600/hour and $50/load to transport the materials.  Equipment details are lined out in the packet.

Superintendent Landers recommends going with R & R Services.  He has $50,000.00 budgeted which he is hopeful will clean up half of the pile. 

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.   

 

Hiring of entry level Public Works Maintenance worker

There was a long time employee that retired in April 2022.  The new employee will replace the retired employee. 

This item will be placed on the regular agenda. 

 

Ordinance removing the Civil Service Commission from the City Code

This would be to remove Chapter 2-2 from the City Code. 

This will be placed on the regular agenda. 

 

Announcements:

  • 8/24/22 Employee Appreciation lunch from 11am – 2pm. The Cheesed Out food truck will be on site at the Municipal Services Building at 313 Limit St. Also open to the public.
  • Balloons Over 66 this weekend. Balloons, BBQ, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, Dock Dogs, 4 launch sites and balloon glow, car show.
  • Ribbon cutting – 5:30pm at the Art Institute on Wednesday.
  • Ribbon cutting – 5:15pm at the Comfort Inn on Friday for the Balloons Over 66.
  • Heitmann Dr. project – first phase of the project will be poured tomorrow
  • Floyd Bee passed away recently. He was a long time teacher and wrestling coach at LCHS.
  • Coffee with the Mayor was this past weekend

Executive Session | 2 (C) (11) Litigations:

There being no further announcements to come before the council, Alderman Hoefle made a motion to move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderman Parrott.  City Clerk Bateman called the 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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoelfe, Ward 4

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

The council recessed from the meeting at 7:52 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 8:35 pm 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 Hoelfe, Ward 4

 

Adjournment:

 

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Bateman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Zurkammer. All were in favor. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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