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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, November 21, 2022

 

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Welch at 7:01pm, 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

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Joe Meister, Deputy Police Chief

Darrin Coffey, Assist Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

 

Absent:


Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

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 October 3, 2022 Regular City Council Minutes

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.

 

Ordinances and Resolutions

A.  Ordinance 2022-992 providing for the issue of an amount not to exceed $500,000.00 General Obligation Limited Tax Bonds, Series 2022, of the City of Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois and for the levy of the direct annual tax to pay the principal and interest on said bonds. 

 

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

These bonds are done every three years to assist in spending for all the departments and building and grounds. 

There being no further discussion, City Clerk 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.  Ordinance 2022-993 amending Section 9-5-10 prohibiting the parking of a motor vehicle, camper, trailer or any other personal property upon any of the streets in Lincoln for longer than 72 hours without moving the vehicle for use or cause. 

 

Alderman Bateman made the motion, Alderman Zurkammer seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion.

There will be a specific announcement to inform the community of this change. 

There being no further 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)

 

Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.


Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for October, 2022

General Fund balance continues to increase.  Treasurer Conzo urges caution to spending.

Sales Tax and State use tax – starting to see a decline

Municipal Sales Tax – also declining

Income Tax – similar to last year

Replacement Tax – significant increase

Non Home Rule Sales Tax – significantly ahead from last year

Motor Fuel Tax – virtually identical to last year

Video Game Tax – leveled out

B. City Clerks Report for October, 2022

$309,769.67 was received in sewer payments for the month of October.  $36,753.72 was received from both of the prisons.

 

C. Department Head Reports for October, 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 a three year agreement between i3Broadband and the City of Lincoln for additional bandwidth for Police body cameras.

 

Alderman Zurkammer 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)

B. Approval for Health Alliance Health Insurance for city employees and retirees for calendar year 2023.

 

Alderman Rohlfs 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, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Kevin Bateman

Absent: (0)

 

C. Approval of continuing Blue Cross Blue Shield Life Insurance Plan for calendar year 2023 for active employees.

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

Yeas: (87 Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Kevin Bateman

Absent: (0)

 

D. Approval of Plan N only for retired employees Medicare Advantage Coverage.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Parrott 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)

 

E. Approval of the City of Lincoln holiday schedule for 2023.

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Kevin Bateman

Absent: (0)

 

F. Approval of the City of Lincoln meeting dates for 2023.

 

Alderman Jones made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs 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)

 

G. Advise and consent to the appointment of Deputy Police Chief Joseph Meister as Police Chief effective January 1, 2023.

 

Alderman Jones made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoefle 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 on to other items on the agenda.

Announcements:

·         The council wished Alderman Parrott a Happy Birthday.

·         Reminder that this is the 3 month period to watch your water usage to determine your 2023 sewer rate.

·         I3Broadband is still in town installing fiber

·         Tree lighting, Christmas parade (new route) and Ice skating rink at Skully Park.

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderwoman Horn. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:21 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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