Council Minutes


Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, October 10, 2023


The Committee of the Whole Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:00 p.m., with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.



Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman David Sanders, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderman Craig Eimer, Ward 4

Alderwoman Rhonda O’Donoghue, Ward 4


Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Joe Meister, Police Chief

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager



Alderwoman Robin McClallen, Ward 1

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer


Mayor Tracy Welch



Public Participation:

There was no one present for public participation. 


Oath of Office Promotion of Jared Kink to Corporal

Officer Kink was sworn in by City Attorney John Hoblit.


Ron Otto Lincoln Christian Church – Light the Night Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 7-9 pm.  Request to Permit – Hometown Christmas Lincoln Christian Church Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 4- 8 pm for closing of McLean Street between Delevan and Pekin. 

The street closure will be from 3-8pm instead of 4-8pm. 

This item will be placed on the regular agenda. 


Request to Permit – Street closure for Halloween Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 4pm-9pm at 10th Street from Union to Chestnut.

This item will be placed on the consent agenda.


Bids for City Property to be sold – 638 6th St. 

The city received one sealed bid from Mark A and Elizabeth Johnson in the amount of $600. 

This item will be placed on the regular agenda. 

Resolution approving certain content of Executive Session Meeting Minutes of the City of Lincoln. 

A thumb drive with the executive session minutes was provided to each council member for review.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.


Ordinance Amending 9-5-15 of the City Code. 

This is amending the no parking ordinance to allow parking along the east side of N. Union Street where several new homes have been built recently.  Street Superintendent Landers had other streets in the city he wanted parking to change.  The list of changes are in the agenda packet. 

This item will be placed on the regular agenda. 



  • Alderman Eimer asked the Street Superintendent about the ditch on Kickapoo and Northgate. There is some sinking in the ditch and he asked if that was City or State responsibility. Landers stated that through an agreement with the State, it would be city responsibility.  He and Mr. Bowns will take a look at it. 



There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Parrott motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Eimer. All were in favor. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:28 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary


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Logan County Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



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