Council Minutes


Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, January 2, 2024


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.



Alderwoman Robin McClallen, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman David Sanders, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Rhonda O’Donoghue, Ward 4

Staff Present:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Ty Johnson, Fire Chief

Joe Meister, Police Chief


Alderman Craig Eimer, Ward 4

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager



Tracy Welch, Mayor


Oath of Office:

Police Officer Edwin Negron Colon

This will be postponed to a later meeting.

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 December 12, 2023 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

Alderwoman O’Donoghue made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll. 

Yeas: (7) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Rhonda O’Donoghue, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Robin McClallen, Alderman David Sanders

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Craig Eimer

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.



·         Ribbon cuts: Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the new location for Hot Frog Designs; Friday, January 12th at 1:30 at the new Papa Johns; January 20th at 1pm at the Humane Society for their upgrades

·         Christmas Tree collection will be Wednesday, January 10th beginning at 7am. 

·         Police Chief Meister and Officer Phillips introduced new K9 Officer Diesel to the Council. 


There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderwoman O’Donoghue motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Downs. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:10 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary


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