Council Minutes


Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, June 11, 2024


The Committee of the Whole Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 6:00 p.m., 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

Alderman Craig Eimer, Ward 4

Alderwoman Rhonda O’Donoghue, Ward 4

Staff Present:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Ty Johnson, Fire Chief

Joe Meister, Police Chief

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager


Mayor Tracy Welch



Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Bateman

The council had a moment of silence for Rain Ware and Joe Schaler.

Public Comment:

There is no one present for public comment. 


Request to Permit: AFSCME Local 2073 Thursday, June 13, 2024 4:30pm – 5:00pm road closure for walk to Lincoln Junior High School down Broadway from Kickapoo to Ottawa Street

This item will be placed on the consent agenda

Request to Permit: 13th Annual Up in Smoke and Balloon’s Over 66 Event.  Road closures starting August 23, 2024 at noon – August 25, 2024 until 1:00pm.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Request to Permit: Hunt for Foundation Juneteenth Celebration.  Road Closure June 19, 2024 11am – 8pm closing Pekin Street in front of Library from Kickapoo to McLean and McLean to Latham Place

This item will be placed on the consent agenda.

Lincoln Police Department and Lincoln Community High School Resource Officer Contractual Agreement August 1, 2024 – July 31, 2025

This is the annual renewal for the SRO officer

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Arc-Flash Study

This is an OSHEA regulation that must be done.  Anything that is 480 volt and up will be reviewed. 

This cost for this study is $34,320.  This will need to be updated annually but the cost will not be as much. 

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Lawn Mower Purchase – Wastewater Treatment Plant

This is the same mower that was purchased for the Street Department.  Cost is in the packet.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Body Camera/Personal Tracking Devices

Due to the change of software, the department can get double the equipment at a cheaper cost.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.


  • Todd Henry (Work Camp): begins Sunday, June 16th. Over 200 students and youth workers from 8 states. 30-40 residents in Logan County will receive free home repair.
  • Pride Fest happened this last Saturday. Large turnout.




There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Parrott motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderwoman Rohlfs. All were in favor. Mayor Pro Tem Bateman adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary


Information is available on the following sites:
Logan County Current Statistics

Memorial Health System  - Includes daily statistics for MHS and a COVID-19 Risk Screening

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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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