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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, October 3, 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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Staff Present:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Remotely:

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Absent:


Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

 

Public Comment:

Tom Myron was present to thank the council for their time on

 

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:
A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes August 23, 2022 Committee of the Whole

C. Approval of request from Lincoln Christian Church to permit the closing of McLean Street from Pekin Street to Delavan Street for a Hometown Christmas Event on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 2:00pm – 10:00pm. 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Acting Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.


Ordinance and Resolution:
A.  Ordinance 2022-987 creating 3-25 of the City Code titled “Non-Retail Recreational Adult Use Cannabis business regulations”

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

Alderwoman Rohlfs reached out to the City Council in Springfield to see why an infusion business was turned down there.  She was told that the problem was location of the business, too close to a school.  

There were a couple errors within the ordinance that referenced craft growers instead of Infusion.  Those errors will be corrected. 

Alderman Bateman made the motion to amend to move the language “recreational cannabis infuser” to right after the word parking in 3-25-10C. He also made the motion to move the language in, 3-25-11C. “recreational cannabis processing organization” down to where is says recreational cannabis craft grower.  Also remove grower altogether because that will involve retail.  Alderman Hoefle seconded.  

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the amendment.

 

Yeas: (6) Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Rob Jones

Nays: (2) Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Steve Parrott

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Alderman Bateman made the motion to amend 3-25-13 to remove the language “such location made be change only with the written permit issued by the City Council.”  An established business should not have to go back to the council for approval to move, they should have to only contact the Zoning office to verify zoning for the particular type of business.  Alderman Downs seconded. 

After discussion, Alderman Bateman rescinded his amended motion to remove language, and made the motion to removed section 3-25-13C from the ordinance altogether.  Alderman Downs rescinded his second on the language removal and seconded the motion to remove the entire section. 

City Clerk Bateman called the roll on the amendment. 

Yeas: (6) Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Rob Jones

Nays: (2) Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Steve Parrott

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the item as amended. 

Yeas: (6) Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Rob Jones

Nays: (2) Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Steve Parrott

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

B.  Ordinance 2022-988 amending section 11-5-2 of the Lincoln City Code to zone retail cannabis business establishments as a C-1 permitted business.

 

Alderman Zurkammer made the motion to approve.  Alderman Downs seconded. 

 

Alderman Zurkammer made the motion amend the agenda item to state Non-Retail cannabis”.  Alderman Hoefle seconded. 

Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none City Clerk Bateman called roll on the amendment.

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to remove “modern” from the language describing the type of business.  Alderman Jones seconded.  City Clerk Bateman called roll on the amendment. 

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the item as amended. 

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

Nays: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

C.  Ordinance 2022-989 authoring real estate at 225 N Kickapoo to go out for bid.

Alderman Zurkammer made the motion to approved, Alderman Jones seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion. City Clerk Bateman called roll.

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

D.  Resolution 2022-461 approving easement and agreement between the Lincoln Industrial Park and the City of Lincoln, contingent upon the construction of the 5th St Road Project.

 

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

Mr. Hoblit stated that the agenda item should state “contingent upon the Lincoln Industrial Park executing their agreement with all parties for the 5th St. Road Project.  Alderman Downs made the motion to amend the agenda item to reflect the City Attorney’s suggested language.  Alderman Zurkammer seconded. 

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the amendment.

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

Alderwoman Rohlfs did not wish to vote yes on the amended 6B item.  She had a question that she didn’t ask and meant to vote no.  Mayor Welch stated that her vote cannot be changed but her intent can be recorded.  

 

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the item as amended. 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.



New Business/Communications:
A.  Approval of Economic Development Grant for Ethan Hoinacki, dba Guest House, for the property at 111 S. Kickapoo St for tuck pointing, front entrance repairs, and to enclose rear building in an amount not to exceed $6,990.00.

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

B.  Approval of Economic Development Grant for Ethan Hoinacki, dba Guest House, for the property at 113 S. Kickapoo St for window replacement in an amount not to exceed $6,391.00.

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

C. Approval of Economic Development Grant for Carol Becherer, dba Johnny’s Buy, Sell, and Trade for window replacing in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00 

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

D.  Approval of Façade Grant to Nick Cummings, dba Almighty Investments Inc., for property at 604 Broadway St. for power wash, paint front and awnings in an amount not to exceed $6,500.00.

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

E. Approval of the construction of a Dog Park on Eighth Street in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00 from the ARPA funds. 

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

F. Approval of Water Street Lining Project in an amount not to exceed $83,209.50.

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

Announcements:

·         Alderman Parrott suggested to the Council that the City use some of the City funded grants to restore the old Oasis building. 

·         There will be a main power line repair done throughout Lincoln completed by Ameren.  No time frame yet for when construction will begin. 

·         Ribbon cut will be a Modern Brake this Saturday at 10am.    

 

 

Executive Session | 2C5 Purchase or lease of Real Estate:

There being no further announcements to come before the council, Alderman Hoelfe made a motion to move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderman Zurkammer.  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

Alderman Wanda Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

The council recessed from the meeting at 8:07pm 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 8:46pm 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 Hoefle, 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. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:47 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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