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Council Meetings

Past Lincoln City Council Meetings and their minutes.

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, August 15, 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 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

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Ty Johnson, Assistant Fire Chief

 

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

 

Absent:

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2


Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

 

Public Comment:

There was no one present or on the phone for public comment. 

 

Swearing in Official Oath of Office

Savannah Conrady – Probationary Fire Fighter

Officer Daniel Carr – Office of Corporal

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:
A. Payment of Bills

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Sam Downs  

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

 

Ordinances and Resolutions

A.  Ordinance 2020-985 Redistricting the Ward Boundaries within the City of Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Zurkammer seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll. 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Sam Downs


Reports

A. City Treasurer's Report for July, 2022

Composite Account Balance is much higher than normal.  This is unusual and will not remain.  Just involves the timing of bills being paid. 

All funds for the Fire and Police pensions have been transferred to the State Consolidated Pension funds. 

Sales Tax – down $25,000 - $28,000 from last year

Non Home Rule Tax – is up from last year

Income Tax – increase from last year due to wage increases

Replacement Tax – up significantly

Motor Fuel Tax – same as a year ago

Video Gaming Tax – up from last year, however machines were down this time last year due to COVID.

B. City Clerks Report for July, 2022

$465,118.89 was received in sewer payments for the month of September. $36,843.14 was received from the prisons.

 

C. Department Head Reports for July, 2022

These reports are either on file or will be soon.

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

New Business/Communications:
A. Approval of the purchase and delivery of sludge belts for the belt filter press from Vandevanter Engineering in an amount not to exceed $6,600.00. 

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Bateman seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll. 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Sam Downs

 

Announcements:

·         Ales for Tales – at Spirited Republic Thursday, Aug 18th all proceeds benefit the Logan County Humane Society.

·         The City of Lincoln and the Central Illinois Veteran’s Commission has been chosen as one of 4 finalists in the State of Illinois for Hometown Governor’s Award.  There will be a presentation at the Illinois State Fair.  They have been nominated for the Tiny Homes project. As a finalist the City will receive a plaque and a sign.

·          

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 7:31 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

 

The Committee of the Whole Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:04 p.m., 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

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4


Staff Present:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

 

Absent:

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch


 

 

Public Comment:

Laura Fields was present to request that a crossing guard be placed at the intersection of Woodlawn and College Ave for students walking or riding their bikes to school.  Superintendent Landers will check with IDOT to see if they will allow this since this is a State route.  After research, this item will be brought back. 

 

Belt Filter Press Replacement Parts

Belts have started to deteriorate and must be replaced on a key piece of equipment.  The cost comes in at $6,447.66 plus freight.  The current belts have been on for 8 years, but the life expectancy is 2 years.  This item will be placed on the regular agenda with a do not exceed amount of $6,600.00. 

 

Ordinance Redistricting the Ward Boundaries within the City of Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois

This item will be placed on the regular agenda. 

 

 

 

Announcements:

  • Superintendent Landers has shut down the Landscape Waste Facility to contractors due to running out of space at the facility. Landers wants the citizens of Lincoln and the Street Department to still have space to bring brush and trees. He is currently looking at options to move some of the mulch out so that grinding can begin.  Saturday, August 6th was the last day for Contractors. 
  • Superintendent Landers received a start date of August 22nd for the Heitmann Drive project.
  • Alderman Hoefle reminded everyone that they can still enroll in the electrical aggregation with Constellation and save a substantial amount.
  • City Clerk Bateman shared that the Clerk’s office is one month in to Civic Pay and e-statements for sewer bills. Approximately 250 people have signed up for e-statements.

Executive Session | 2 (C) (1) Personnel 2 (C) (11) Litigation:

There being no further announcements to come before the council, Alderman Hoefle made a motion to move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderman Steve Parrott.  City Clerk Bateman called the 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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoelfe, Ward 4

 

Yeas: (8) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoelfe, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

The council recessed from the meeting at 7:28 pm in order to enter into Executive Session. Mayor Welch announced there would be no further city business conducted upon reconvening. 

 

Return from Executive Session:

The council reconvened from Executive Session at 8:07 pm in order to reconvene the Committee of the Whole meeting.  Roll call was taken. 

 

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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoelfe, Ward 4

Adjournment:

 

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoelfe motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Downs. All were in favor. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:08 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

PUBLIC HEARING – CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

 

The Public Hearing with the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:00p.m., with proper notice given.

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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

City Attorney John Hoblit

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Absent: 

Police Chief Matt Vlahovich

Remote:

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch

 

 

Public Participation:

There was no one present to speak for public participation.

Appropriation Ordinance FY 2022-2023.

There was no discussion regarding the Appropriation Ordinance.

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoefle motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Zurkammer. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:04 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, August 1, 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

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

 

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

 

Absent:


Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor

 

 

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 June 14, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, June 21, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, June 29, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, July 5, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, July 26, 2022 Public Hearing Meeting, July 26, 2022 Special Voting Session Meeting

Alderman Zurkammer made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoefle 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.

 

 

Bids

A. Approval of the bid from Fitzpatrick Construction for the replacement of windows in City Hall in an amount not to exceed $164,208.00.

 

Alderman Zurkammer made the motion to approve, Alderman Jones seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll. 

Alderman Bateman noticed after last week’s meeting that there were 8 windows crossed out in the bid packet. These windows were not included in the original bid packet because they were only 8 years old.  Alderman Bateman felt that the correct way to complete this project would be to replace all the windows at the same time so that they match and have the same warranty. 

Alderman Bateman amended this item to include the additional 8 windows bring the base bid to $210,518.00.  Alderwoman Rohlfs seconded. 

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the amendment.

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)

 

City Clerk Bateman called roll on the item as amended. 

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)

 

B.  Approval of bid from Beniach Construction for Oil/Chip project for FY 2022/2023 in an amount not to exceed $458, 947.50.

 

Alderman Hoelfe 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)

 

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

 

 

New Business/Communications:
A. Request from Open Arms to permit the closing of McLean Street from its intersection with Pekin Street to its intersection with Latham Place for a 3 on 3 Basketball tournament on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 8am – 12pm. 

 

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderman Zurkammer 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)

B. Approval of the hiring of a replacement Firefighter to fill a vacant position.

Alderman Parrott made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs 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. Approval of additional targets for FY 2022/2023 Oil/Chip project not to exceed $241,052.50.

Alderman Hoefle 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)

 

D. Approval of Economic Development Grant to Kathie Williams/Small Town Creations for the floor repair/support in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00.

 

Alderman Jones made the motion to approve, Alderman Hoefle 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)

 

E. Approval of elimination line items and reallocation of funds from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund Budget for FY 2023/2024. 

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Zurkammer seconded.  Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll. 

Yeas: (4) Alderman Steve Parrott Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (4) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Kevin Bateman

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

Mayor Welch is the tie breaker.  He voted no.  Item did not pass. 

 

Announcements:

·         Ribbon cutting at the Fairgrounds at 9am. 

·         Horse races were cancelled for today, there will be 12 races tomorrow. 

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Bateman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Downs. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:18 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

SPECIAL VOTING SESSION – CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers

700 Broadway Street | Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

 

The Special Voting Session with the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:07p.m., with proper notice given.

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 Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

City Attorney John Hoblit

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Absent: 

Police Chief Matt Vlahovich

Remote:

Veolia Water, Andrew Bowns

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch

 

 

Public Participation:

There was no one present to speak for public participation.

Approval of Appropriation Ordinance 2022-984 FY 2022-2023.

Alderwoman Rohlfs 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 Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Alderwoman Kathy Horn

Nays: (1) Alderman Kevin Bateman

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

Adjournment:

 

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Zurkammer motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Parrott. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:09 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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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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