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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, September 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 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

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

 

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

 

Absent:


Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

A moment of silence was held for the recent passing of Floyd Bee, LCHS Wrestling coach, and Julie Larson, previous employee of the Building and Safety Office. 

 

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 July 26, 2022 Committee of the Whole, August 1, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, August 9, 2022 Committee of the Whole, August 15, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting

Alderman Parrott 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.


Ordinances and Resolutions

A. Ordinance 2022-986 removing Section 2-2 pertaining to the Civil Service Commission

 

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: (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

Approval of quote from R & R Services of Illinois, Inc. for the grinding of tree waste at the Landscape Waste Facility in the amount of $50,000.00

 

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

Alderman Bateman and Alderman Hoefle both agreed that the pile at the LWF needs to be dramatically ground down.  They both have been to the facility and have seen that it is almost completely full.  Concern of only grinding half of the pile, which would cost approximately $50,000, was discussed. Alderman Bateman felt that one large storm could fill the facility back up.  He felt the amount need raised.  Treasurer Conzo advised the council to only raise the expense to a maximum of $100,000.  These funds weren’t budgeted and would have to be noted in the appropriations.  

Alderman Bateman made motion to amend the item to $120,000, Alderman Hoefle seconded. 

Alderwoman Rohlfs felt the Council to go by what Treasurer Conzo advised and only raise the amount to $100,000.00

Alderman Bateman rescinded his amended motion, Alderman Hoefle rescinded his second. 

Alderman Hoefle made a motion to amend the item to $100,000, Alderwoman Rohlfs seconded. 

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

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)

 

City Clerk Bateman called the roll on the item as amended. 

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 on to other items on the agenda.

 

New Business/Communications:
A. Request from the Railsplitting Association to permit the closing of various city streets and the use of 6 (six) city owned picnic tables for the Railsplitter Festival from 8am on Saturday, September 17, 2022 through Sunday, September 18, 2022.

 

Alderman Zurkammer made the motion to approve, Alderman Jones 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. Approval of Economic Development Structural Improvement Grant to Steve Sampson dba Design It at 116 S Hamilton for roof repair in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

 

Alderman Jones made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Rohlfs 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)

 

C. Approval of Economic Development Structural Improvement Grant to Steve Sampson dba Design It at 118 S Hamilton for roof repair in the amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderman Jones 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)

 

D. Approval of Facade Grant to Mario Taylor dba Almighty Investments at 110 N Kickapoo for tuck point front, prime and paint block, paint door and entire side in the amount not to exceed $10,000.00 contingent upon approval from the Historic Preservation Commission.

 

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderman Jones 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)

 

E. Approval of Façade Grant to Steve Sampson dba Design It at 116-118 S. Hamilton for awning, tuck point front stone and adding electric to front and side of building in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00.

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion

Façade Grants are a 50/50 match and up to only $10,000.  There was confusion on having two properties on the same application.  The council feels that going forward the grant requests need to be separated by addresses.

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)

 

F.  Approval of the hiring of a Public Works Maintenance Worker for the Street and Alley Department.   

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn 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:

 

  • Alderman Parrott received a call from a resident requesting that GFL drivers put trash cans back where they were received.
  • Alderman Bateman thanked specific people that greatly helped with the success of Balloons Over 66.
  • 5th St Road Project update – A final parcel purchase will be on a COW soon for the council to review.

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Parrott. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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