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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, December 5, 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

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Joe Meister, Deputy Police Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

 

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

 

Absent:


Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

The Council held a moment of silence for Jack Merreighn who recently passed and was an active volunteer in the community.

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky recognized for receiving the Clark Rutledge Award during the academy.  

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 October 11, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, October 17, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, October 25, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, November 7, 2022 Public Hearing Meeting, November 7, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, November 15, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs 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 2022-994 authorizing the Sale of Excess Personal Property

 

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

Alderwoman Rohlfs expressed that she would be voting no due to her not being given the option to vote for the downtown stop lights to be removed. 

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

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

Nays: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

B. Resolution 2022-463 Abating the Tax Heretofore for the year 2022 to pay Debt Service on $2,285,000.00 General Obligation Bonds ( Alt Revenue Source, Series 2014)

 

Alderwoman Horn 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. Resolution 2022-464 abating the Tax Heretofore for the year 2022 to pay Debt Service on $5,285,000.00 General Obligation Bonds (Alt. Revenue Source, Series 2014)

Alderwoman Horn 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. Resolution 2022-465 abating the Tax Heretofore for the year 2022 to pay Debt Service on $3,270,000.00 General Obligation Bonds (alt. Revenue Source, Series 2018)

Alderman Jones 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

Nayys: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

E. Resolution 2022-466 approving the request from Ameren, Inc through Volkert, Inc. for an easement to fortify their Fogarty-Kickapoo line.

 

Alderman Parrott 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)

 

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of request for an additional $100,000.00 from ARPA Funds for additional equipment for Mayfair Park.

 

Alderman Bateman 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:

·         This Wednesday is the last leaf pickup day for this year.  After Wednesday, the Landscape Waste Facility will go back to the regular Wednesday and Saturday schedule. 

·         The Council thanked City Clerk Bateman for all her work on the parade. 

·         Lincoln Youth Wrestling had their biggest turnout to day for their Railer Rumble Wrestling Tournament. Approximately 420 kids.  

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Jones. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:22 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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