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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, May 2, 2022

 

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.

Present:

Alderman Rob Jones, 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

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:

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor


Takarri Long was sworn in as a new patrol officer for the City of Lincoln by City Attorney Hoblit. Officer Long will report to the police academy tomorrow. 

Public Comment:

Kelsie Edwards was present to clarify the Pride account funds. Pride was organized in June of 2021. Their first festival was funded by a Go Fund Me page on Facebook. Recently, Pride has received donations from Eaton and ALMH. Pride funds are temporarily being held in the Diversity and Inclusion Commission's account and being distributed by invoice or reimbursement. There has been an account recently opened at CEFCU and Pride will be willing to move their funds to that account and out of the City's hands. Their organization has applied to be a 501C3 nonprofit organization and hopes to have that process finished by the end of the year. Ms. Edwards will work with Treasurer Conzo on getting the funds moved.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes for March 21, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, March 29, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, April 4, Regular City Council Meeting, April 8, 2022 Special Voting Session City Council Meeting, April 12, 2022 Public Hearing Meeting, April 12, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

C. Approval of request from Logan County Tourism Bureau to permit the closing of various City Streets for a Cruise-In and fundraiser for the Mill Museum on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

D. Approval of request from Alley-Bi Saloon to permit the closing of the 400 block of Pulaski Street from the alley to its intersection with Kickapoo Street for a 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

 

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

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

Nays: (O)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinances and Resolutions:

A. Resolution 2022-455 establishing salaries and/or pay increases for the City of Lincoln

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

B.  Ordinance 2022-975 authorizing Real Estate to go out for bid.

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of revised Block Party application

 

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 Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

B.  Approval of contract between the City of Lincoln and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 for a period of four years from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2026. (Tabled April 18, 2022)

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to remove the item from the table, Alderman Jones seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion.

Juneteenth has been recognized as a Federal and State holiday and has been written into the Street & Alley contract. There will need to be a discussion in the future to revise the holiday list. There was discussion to start using floating holidays for new holidays that come up to be able to keep offices functioning.

City Clerk Bateman called roll to remove the item from the table

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Bateman seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion.

Yeas: (6) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

C.  Approval of Contract between the City of Lincoln and the Illinois F.O.P. Lodge 208 for a period of four years from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2026.

 

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

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

 

D.  Approval of Contract between the City of Lincoln and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 3092 for a period of four years from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2026.

 

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

E.  Advise and Consent to the Mayoral Appointment of Erick Struck to the Diversity and Inclusion Commission.

 

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 Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Bateman

F.  Approval of request from Jennifer Hunt for $2,500.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund for the Juneteenth Celebration.

 

Mayor Welch received a request from the Juneteenth Committee to remove this item from the agenda. The Hunt For Foundation received funds from Tourism for their celebration.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to permanently remove this item from the agenda, Alderman Jones seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

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

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Announcements:

  • There was discussion last week to change the office hours of City Hall. At that time, it was believed that there was no need for a vote to implement the After research it was discovered that there will need to be a vote. This item will be placed on the next COW agenda.
  • Alderman Bateman would like Juneteenth as a paid holiday be added to the next COW agenda. Alderwoman Rohlfs would like to know the cost to the city to have this as a paid holiday.
  • Alderwoman Horn reminded the residents that it is against City Code to blow lawn clippings into the You can receive a ticket from the Police department if caught.
  • The Human Society of Logan County is sponsoring the breakfast at the American Legion this Sunday. Cost is $10.

 

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Bateman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Hoefle. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:43 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

 

The Committee of the Whole Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:02 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

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Absent:

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch


Public Comment: 

Whitney Profit was present to address the council and asked why no one seconded the motion for the Juneteenth and Pride funding/sponsorship items at the previous voting meeting. Ms. Profit would have liked the Council to have had an official vote on the items, not silence.

Alderman Bateman said he was going to abstain from voting due a conflict of interest since he represents another organization that received ARPA funds.

Alderman Zurkammer and Alderman Hoefle both said that they do not motion or 2nd on an item that they plan to not vote in favor of.

Alice Roate - Logan County Tourism 1st Quarter Report 2022.

Hotel/Motel Tax Income - $44,000

Quarterly Revenues up 77% compared to 2021.

 

Grants Received - $5000 from DECO

Advertising efforts - Digital Marketing and Route 66 Passport

118 people stopped in with Tourism related inquiries at the office, 25 had Route 66 passports The Mill Museum reopened April 5th

Request to Permit with Street Closure - Mill Museum fundraiser Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This will be a cruise in. The fundraiser will go towards a patio at the Mill. This item will be placed on the consent agenda.

Request to Permit with Street Closure -Alley - Bi Saloon 40th Anniversary Saturday, May 14, 2022.

This item will be placed on the consent agenda.

Advise and Consent to the Mayoral appointment of Erick Struck to the Diversity & Inclusion Commission.

Mr. Struck came to Lincoln recently for work at Cresco Labs. He feels strongly in support of the LGBTQ group and hopes to bring more acceptance to them.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Revised Block Party Application.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Resolution Establishing Salaries and/or Pay Increases for the City of Lincoln Effective May 1, 2022.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Agreement between City of Lincoln and Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 208- 4 year contract May 1, 2022 -April 30, 2026.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Agreement between City of Lincoln and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3092 - 4 year Contract May 1, 2022 -April 30, 2026.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

City of Lincoln to Quick Claim Deed 1017 Tremont Street to Habitat for Humanity.

This will be a remodel for Habitat for Humanity not a new build. This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Revision of Tourism Funding.

Alderman Hoefle would like to leave $10,000 in the Hotel/Motel Fund and transfer the rest to Tourism. Alderman Downs would like a list of expenditures from the Hotel/Motel Fund

Alderman Bateman is not in favor of transferring more money to Tourism. He'd also like more organized direction in how the H/M funds are spent.

Currently the pass through to Tourism is set at 95% of what revenue is taken in.

There is interest from the council members to keep the pass through the same and also interest to change it. Alderman Hoefle will have a discussion with Tourism to get their thoughts. This item may be brought back to a future COW. Alderman Zurkammer and Alderman Bateman will work on specific direction for expenditures for the Hotel/Motel funds.

Additional Items brought before the Council:

 

Juneteenth Celebration request

Alderman Downs shared with the council that he has had numerous conversations in the last week with residents that have a lot of passion in seeing the Juneteenth and Pride organizations receive sponsorship/donations funds from the City. He also spoke with both organizations. Pride has decided that even if the council would revisit their request, they would not accept the money.

Alderman Downs would like to add the request for $2500 for the Juneteenth Celebration from the Hotel/Motel Tax funds to next week's regular agenda. The council agreed.

City Hall hours of operation change

City Hall would like to change their hours from 9-5 to 8:30-4:30. These hours will align with the County Courthouse. The Council does not need to vote on this as it is not codified in the City Code. Mayor Welch just wanted the support of the council.

Announcements:

  • 3rd St Cleanup update: The project is currently at a brief They are waiting for a piece of oversized equipment to come from Chicago. The project should be wrapping up in early to mid­ July.
  • Aggregation: There will be a letter sent out soon for electrical aggregation from Stone River Group. The bid is .07859 for the next three Ameren's rate will be .0946. You will need to sign the opt out form that is enclosed. You cannot reenroll in the aggregation for a year after opting out. The city does not benefit from the aggregation. It is strictly beneficial to the consumer.
  • There is a tree planting ceremony in recognition of Arbor Day on Thursday, April 28th at 10am at the Lincoln Municipal Services Building on Limit Street. The public is welcome to
  • Mayor Welch attended an event at There were $110,000 in donations presented to several area organizations.
  • Jennifer Hunt was called upon by Mayor Welch to address the She asked the council to do their research prior to the vote that will be done at the next regular voting meeting for the

Juneteenth Festival. She also asked them to reach out to the organizers with questions. She would address the council next week to clear up any inaccuracies.

 

Adjournment:

 

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Bateman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Hoefle. All were in favor. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 9:31 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

PUBLIC HEARING-TENTATIVE BUDGET FY22/23
Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers 700 Broadway Street I Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, April 18, 2022
 

The Public Hearing with the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:05p.m., with proper notice given.

 

Present:
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

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

 

Staff Present:
Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Ben Roland, Asst. Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Andrew Bowns, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Veolia Water

 

Absent:
Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

 

Remotely:
Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Official

 

Presiding:
Mayor Tracy Welch

 

Public Participation:
There was no one present to speak for public participation.

 

Tentative Budget 22/23
There were not comments on the FY 22/23 Budget.

 

Adjournment:
Alderman Hoefle made the motion to adjourn, Alderwoman Horn seconded. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:05 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:
Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

Monday, April 18, 2022

 

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Welch at 7:09pm, with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

Present:

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 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

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Ben Roland, Assistant Fire

 Chief Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Absent:

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor


Public Comment:
 

Video recording began after Angela Stoltzenburg began speaking. Angela spoke of the importance of all community members feeling welcome in the community.

She also shared community events that will be coming up. Free fitness classes throughout the summer at the Fitness Court, LMH Market at the fairgrounds, and Bike Rodeo on May 1st.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A.Payment of Bills

B.Approval of minutes of March 1, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, March 7, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, March 15, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting,

C.Approval of request from the Lincoln Park District to permit the closing of streets for a 5K Race on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

D.Approval of request from LCHS to permit the closing and use of various streets with Police escort for the Senior Parade on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. until its conclusion.

E.Approval of request from LCHS to permit the closing of Kickapoo Street from Broadway Street to Pulaski Street for the Grand March on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 4:30 m. until 5:30 p.m.

F.Approval of request from Lincoln Third Friday Committee to permit the closing of various streets for Third Friday events on Friday, May, 20, 2022, Friday, June 17, 2022 and Friday, July 15, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

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

Yeas: (7) 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.

Ordinances and Resolutions

A Resolution 2022-452 approving the Content of Certain Executive Session Meeting Minutes of the City Council of the City of Lincoln.

 

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

Yeas: (7) 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. Ordinance 2022-974 Authorizing Vacation of a Portion of State Street and conveying it to the State of Illinois.

 

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

Yeas: (7) 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. Budget Resolution F.Y. 2022/2023

 

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

 

Yeas: (7) 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.

Reports

A.City Treasurer's Report for March 2022

General Fund Balance is in good shape.

None Home Rule Sales Tax- better that last year

Income Tax receipts - down from last year but ahead $200,000 according to projections Motor Fuel Tax - down from last month

Video Gaming Tax - remained the same

B.City Clerks Report for March 2022

$268,073.19 was received in sewer payments for the month of March 2022. $70,418.34 was received from both of the prisons.

C..Department Head Reports for March 2022

These reports are either on file or will be soon. Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A.Advice and consent to the Mayoral appointment of Rob Jones to the office of Alderman for Ward (Followed by Oath of Office if approved).

 

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: (7) 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 Mayoral Proclamation for the Celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, 2022

 

Alderwoman Horn 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 Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 C. Approval of Contractors Pay Application No. 20 for CSO Improvement from Plocher Construction Co. in an amount not to exceed $14,250.00.

 

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

Yeas: (7) 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: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 D. Advise and consent to the Mayoral appointment of Ashley Metelko to the Economic Development Commission.

 

Alderwoman Rohlfs 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 Steve Parrott, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 

 E. Approval of Contract between the City of Lincoln and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 for a period of four years from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2026.

 

Certain articles in the contract need to be rewritten due to changes in the law. This item will be tabled.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to table this item, Alderwoman Rohlfs seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

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

Nays: (O)

Abstain: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 

 F. Approval of request from Jennifer Hunt for $2,500.00 from Hotel/ Motel Tax Fund for the Juneteenth Celebration.

 

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve. The item dies on the floor for lack of a second motion.

G. Approval of request from Kelsey Edwards for $1,500.00 from Hotel/ Motel Tax Fund for the Pride Celebration.

 

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve. The item dies on the floor for lack of a second motion.

Announcements:

  • The American Legion will reopen for
  • The Landscape Waste Facility will begin extended hours this Hours will be Wednesday through Sunday.

 

Executive Session I 2 C 11 Pending Potential Litigation:

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

Yeas: (7) 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: (1) Alderman Rob Jones

Absent: (0)

 

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

Alderman Wanda Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

The council recessed from the meeting at 7:34 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 8:28pm 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 Hoefle, Ward 4

 

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Bateman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Hoefle. All were in favor. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:28 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

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

Tuesday, April 12, 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:

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 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:

Terry Carlton was present to address the council regarding funding special events. He cautioned the council to not open the door to this matter. It could lead to legal issues for the city down the road. He stated that as a governing body, the council doesn't have the right to distinguish who or what they support.

Request to Permit- Lincoln Park District SK run Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.

This item will be placed on the consent agenda.

Request to Permit - Lincoln Community High School Senior Parade Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

This item will be placed on the consent agenda.

 

Request to Permit• Lincoln Community High School Grand March Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This item will be placed on the consent agenda.

Request to Permit- City of Lincoln Downtown 3n1 Friday's May 201 h, June 17th, July 15111 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This item will be placed on the consent agenda.

Proclamation - Arbor Day Celebration

Mayor Welch read the Proclamation.

This will be the City of Lincoln's 2P1 year as a Tree City USA. A press release will be sent out soon for Arbor Day and a tree planting event.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

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

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Plocher Construction Company pay estimate #20 for CSO Project in the amount of $14,250.00

This pay app brings the projects to 99.9% completion. At this point the contractor is waiting on material shipments.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Mayoral appointment of Rob Jones to Alderman Ward 1.

This item will be moved to an Executive Session.

Two items added to tonight's agenda by Mayor Welch.

  1. The mayoral appointment of Ashley Metelko, Administrative Assistant, to the Lincoln Economic Grant Commission.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda,

2.  Vacating a portion of State Street.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Agreement between City of Lincoln and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399-4 year contract May 1, 2022 • April 30, 2026.

The contract has been agreed upon and will be reviewed by legal counsel. This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Jennifer Hunt • Juneteenth

Jeannette Harris - Chair for Diversity and Inclusion Commission Jessica Jackson - Hunt for Foundation

Adam Quinne - Commission member of Diversity and Inclusion

Ms. Harris shared that the Juneteenth Celebration is similar to other local festivals however is unique because it celebrates a National Holiday.

Per request from the Council, Ms. Harris reached out to Tourism and has submitted an application for funding through them. The Juneteenth Committee is also seeking sponsors and donations from other avenues.

 

APRA funds and their use must be approved by the State. Funds to be used for these events may only go towards events that were established prior to COVID and have been impacted by COVID.

The Juneteenth organization is requesting $10,000. This is a free event to attendees. The budget that was submitted to the council had a total amount of $16,000. $3,000 was budgeted for fireworks, which is unlikely to happen in town, bringing the budget amount to $13,000. By approving $10,000 for Juneteenth, the city would be funding almost the entire event. The council couldn't justify that. The council would like organizations to be self-funded and self-sufficient.

The sponsorship amount of $2500 for the Juneteenth Festival will be placed on the regular agenda.

Taylor Lyon - Pride

The Pride organization is requesting $3,500.00 in sponsorships.

Ms. Lyon explained that a monitory request is not always for the purpose of helping financially, but to show that the LGBTQ community is accepted in the City of Lincoln and by the Council.

Pride has received a few donations. One being $3,000 from Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

The sponsorship amount of $1,000 for the Pride Celebration will be placed on the regular agenda.

The City Council broke for a short break, 9:10pm - 9:18pm, before moving on to the last agenda item.

 

City of Lincoln Budget F.Y. 2022/2023

The Budget Committee consisted of Alderman Hoefle, Alderwoman Horn, and Treasurer Conzo. A draft was sent to the Council.

Treasurer Conzo went over lines that he felt needed explained or possibly needed adjusted. General Fund

Fuel lines across Police, Fire and Street & Alley departments will need to be increased due to the increase of gas.

Water lines will also need increased due to the cost increase.

Superintendent Landers requested that he'd like to add an additional labor employee to his staff. This would bring his total to 1O employees. He plans to replace a retired employee in August 2022 as well. The additional employee would add approx. $33,000 to the salary-hourly line in his budget. That amount does not include health ins., IMRF or Social Security contribution. The highest paid employee that just retired will free up $23,000 is wages to put towards the new employee. Alderman Bateman suggested lowering the attorney fee line by $5,000 to also help.

Fire Chief Dunovsky shared with the council that the fire truck that is currently in Wisconsin getting frame repairs will need some additional repairs that will prolong the life of the truck. The chief had just received the repairs list today. He will need to go over the list with the mechanic. He also said the cost could be handled in appropriations.

Motor Fuel Tax

Treasurer Conzo suggested watching the revenue projections due to the gasoline price increase and fewer gallons of gas being purchased.

 

GO Bond

A new GO Bond will be issued in Dec 2022/Jan 2023 for $500,000. There is currently $140,000 left in the current bond. A portion of the bond will be put towards a new end loader for the Street Department.

Sewer

Treasurer Conzo asked for direction from the Council regarding the loan that the council approved in the amount of up to $1,000,000 that was transferred from Sewer Enterprise Fund to the General Fund. This discussion will happen in Executive Session. As of now the money will stay where it is.

Hotel/Motel Tax

Sponsorships are in line with previous years.

Mayor Welch asked the council to consider raising the sponsorship line for the Genealogical Organization from $750 to $1500 due to their recent fire. This will not be a recurring increase.

Discussion was had to transfer more hotel/motel tax funds to Tourism so that requests for event funding/sponsorship will need to go through Tourism for approval. There were mixed responses to this. At this time, the current amount of funds to Tourism will the same and a discussion will be had at a later date for possible changes.

This item will be placed on the regular agenda.

Announcements:

  • Habitat for Humanity will have a groundbreaking ceremony for their 2nd  home on Sunday, April 24 at2:30 pm. The address is 330 4th St. 
  • LTEC will be opening sealed bids for the purchase of 201 9thSt on Friday, May 13th at 9:00am.  Minimum bid is $185,000. A walk through can be done on Thursday, May 5th.
  • City of Lincoln Recycling Event - April 18th - 22nd at the LMSB 8am -


Executive Session
I 2C3 Selection of a person to fill public office: 

There being no further announcements to come before the council, Alderman Hoefle made a motion to move into Executive Session, seconded by Alderwoman Horn. City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Present:

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

Yeas: (7) Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderwoman Wanda Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Rick Hoelfe, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Steve Parrott

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

 

The council recessed from the meeting at 10:13 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 10:28 pm in order to reconvene the Committee of the Whole meeting. Roll call was taken.

Present:

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

 

Adjournment:

 

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoelfe motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Zurkammer. All were in favor. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 10:29 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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