Council Minutes


Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers 700 Broadway Street I Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, April 17, 2023


The Budget Workshop with the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:02p.m., with proper notice given.


Vacant, 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

Staff Present:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Joe Meister, Police Chief

Wes Woodhall, Building & Safety Official

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent


Andrew Bowns, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Veolia Water


Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief


Mayor Tracy Welch


Mayor Welch read the public hearing notice.

Public Comment:

There was no one present for public comment.

Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Draft Budget Discussion

Treasurer Conzo sent out a Budget draft to the council on March 31st• There were revisions made and an additional copy including those revisions was sent to the council on April 12th

The revision was due to receiving the property tax levy calculation from the County Clerk's office. The amount was higher that Mr. Conzo had anticipated so that will result in a smaller amount needing to be transferred from the General Fund to pay the TIF bond.


There was an increase from $4000 to $4100 in the crossing guard line.

There will be an expected increase in the line for ETSB (Logan County Dispatch) as salaries increase for contractual obligations.

The remaining amount in the ARPA funds at the end of this Fiscal Year will be $116,249.15. There will be an increase of $2,000 for pest control due to going with a new vendor.

There was interest in finding funds to paint the interior of City Hall.

Superintendent Landers suggested using any ARPA funds that are remaining be used on the City Hall parking lot.

Alderman Hoefle cautioned the council that this year's budget has a carryover $29,000 in the Hotel/Motel tax with an additional $10,500 in pass through. There are expenses for the next year that equal approx. $32,000. That will give a carryover of only $7500 after this budget, not $29,000. The council may need to look at the expenses that come out of that line a bit closer.

Alderman Bateman asked Alderwoman Horn and Alderman Hoefle if the current budget has the funds included for contractual and non-contractual employees. They both agreed it did. Alderman Bateman felt if the budget was passed, there shouldn't need to be an additional conversation, like is years past, for raises for no-union employees.

There was no further discussion.



Alderman Hoefle made the motion to adjourn, Alderwoman Horn seconded. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:38 pm.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary



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