Creating a transparent Government for the citizens of Lincoln, Illinois

The City received bond ratings from Standard & Poor's for two bond issues: one for the TIF bonds we sold and the other for the sewer refunding bonds we will sell.  For each bond issue we received two documents from Standard & Poor's: a ratings letter and a ratings summary.


Standard & Poor's bond ratings for TIF bonds

Ratings letter

Ratings summary



Standard & Poor's bond ratings for sewer refunding bonds

Ratings letter

Ratings summary

Listing of all City of Lincoln, IL, employees and their designated annual salary.  Please note that these are estimates for the past year and may not reflect exactly what the employee is actually compensated.


Elected Officials

Mayor, Tracy Welch 12,000.00
Aldermen - Regular City Council Meeting 75.00/meeting
Aldermen - Committee of the Whole 50.00/meeting
City Treasurer, Charles N. Conzo 5,000.00
City Clerk, Peggy Bateman 54,572.74

Mayor's Office

Ashley Metelko - Administrative Assistant  43,750.40

Clerk's Office

Landers, Julie - Deputy Clerk 48,072.80
Coffman, Christina - Sewer Admin Clerk 44,507.60
Davis, Ashley - Sewer Clerk 43,750.40
Getchel, Angela - Part Time Sewer Clerk 30,160.00


Building & Safety Office

Woodhall, Wes - Building & Safety Officer 79,191.28
Ingram, Cori - Deputy Building & Safety Officer 45,392.72
Hutchison, Charity -  Admin Assistant 43,750.44


Fire Department

Johnson, Ty - Chief 95,774.64
Coffey, Darren - Assistant Chief 93,435.12
Harding, Chris - Assistant Chief 93,435.12
Roland, Ben - Assistant Chief 93,435.12
Boice, Shelby- Lieut. 78,116.04
Conrady, Savannah 45,993.84
Cosby, James - Insp. 76,742.52
Davis, Chris - Insp. 79,489.44
Davis, Nick- Insp. 76,742.52
Dexter, Andy - Lieut. 82,236.36
Elsas, Brennan 45,091.92
Grant, Koltyn 45,091.92
Harris, Demitri 45,091.92
Kern, Chad 77,601.00
Koehler, Todd - Capt. 86,356.92
Patridge, Kyle 71,763.72
Reed, James 84,983.40
Tripplett, Bret - Capt. 84,983.40
Williams, Ashley - Capt. 82,923.24
Wood, Robert 76,914.24


Police Department

Meister, Jr. Joseph - Chief 101,905.20
Comstock, Matthew -Deputy Chief 100,112.50
Pegram, Susan - Admin Assistant 53,716.20
Rawlins, Kirsten - Records Clerk 43,750.40
Antoine, Collin- Cpl. 80,975.28
Becker, Paul 72,299.28
Carr, Daniel - Cpl 80,975.16
Clements, Brian, Cpl. 86,036.16
Collins, Christopher, Cpl 77,360.28
Colon Negron, Edwin 58,349.40
Davis, Eric 53,045.04
Eimer, Chad 81,698.28
Fruge, Christy 84,590.16
Fruge, Michael 86,759.16
Hannel Jacquelynn 58,349.40
Hinckley, Jeremiah 53,045.04
Hoban, Patrick 72,299.28
Hopper, James 53,045.04
Kink, Jared-Cpl. 77,360.28
LaSanska, Devin 72,299.28
Long, TaKarri 73,745.27
Lynn, Kevin - Sgt. 91,820.04
Pettit, Shawn, -Sgt. 89,651.04
Phillips, Christopher - Cpl 77,360.28
Reed, Christopher, Sgt. 93,989.04
Rohrer, Jason 75,191.28
Sherren, Robert-Sgt. 90,374.04
Smith, Brandon 72,299.28
Smith, Samuel 53,045.04
Wombles, Clinton 82,421.18


Street and Alley Department

Landers, Walt - Superintendent 94,299.28
Davis, Joseph - Asst Superintendent 72,469.08
Bishop, TJ 64,994.64
Bridges, Brandon 67,594.44
Caplinger, Wesley 64,994.64
Gandolfi, William G 69,544.32
Johnston, Eldon 69,544.32
Matson, Hayden 61,744.92
Whiteman, Christopher 76,617.96
Wright, Chase 55,245.48
Landfill Attendant - Part Time 15.00 hour

All forms provided by the City of Lincoln along with a brief description of what they can be used for.  All forms are in Adobe PDF format and require a PDF reader like Adobe Reader or similar application.


Form Name Department Description
FOIA All Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form used to obtain information from the City of Lincoln.
Basic Permit Code Enforcement Single Family Dwellings and Structure Buildling Permit Application
Plan Examination and Building Permit  Code Enforcement Application for Plan Examination and Building Permit
Demolition Permit Code Enforcement Demolition Permit Application
Roofing Permit Code Enforcement Roofing Permit Application
Street Break/Dirt Break/Dumpster Bond Request Code Enforcement Request for Bond
Application Procedure for Building Permits  Code Enforcement Procedure for Building Permits for 1 or 2 family dwellings (New, Alerations, & Additions)
Building Specification Checklist  Code Enforcement A checklist for building specifications
Certificate of Appropriateness Application Code Enforcement Historic Preservations Committee Appropriateness Application
City Council Petition Code Enforcement Request to City County for Permit
City of Lincoln Sign Permit  Code Enforcement Application or Sign Permit
Commercial Building Permit Application Code Enforcement Application for a Commercial Buildling Permit
Demolition Permit Application Code Enforcement Application for Demolition Permit
Fence Permit Application  Code Enforcement Application for a Fence Permit
Preliminary Plat Approval Code Enforcement Application for Preliminary Plat Approval
Residential Planned Unit Development Code Enforcement Application for Residential Planned Unit Development (R-3)
Single Family Dwelling Basic Building Permit  Code Enforcement Application for Single Family Dwelling and Structure Building Permit
Rezoning Petition  Code Enforcement Petition for Rezoning
Roofing Permit  Code Enforcement Application for Roofing Permit
Driveway Permit  Code Enforcement Application for Installation of a Driveway on a Public Right-of-Way
Commercial Buildilng Permit  Code Enforcement Application for Commercial Buildling Permit
Sidewalk Construction Permit  Code Enforcement Application for Construction of Sidewalk on City Property
Birth/Death Certificate City Clerk Application for search of birth/death records files

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the principal Illinois statutory enactment governing the inspection of public records. This Act guarantees access to thousands of documents and records generated by the state and local governmental bodies. Specifically, it provides the public with a mechanism to observe government in action and to monitor the actions that government takes. In order to properly comply with this Act, the City of Lincoln has developed the following guidelines.


Who has the right to inspect public records?

Any individual, corporation, partnership, firm or organization, acting individually or as a group has the right to inspect public records.


What information must be made available?

Full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them. Basically, all records having been prepared, or having been used, received, possessed or under the control of the City must be made available unless the Act provides a specific exemption from disclosure. The City's obligation is to provide a requesting party with records in the form in which they are originally kept, regardless of physical form (hard copy, microfilm, tape recordings, cards, photographs, electronic data processing records, etc.). If the records are in an electronic format, upon request of the requestor the City will supply the records either, (1) in a different electronic format, if feasible, or (2) in paper format at the option of the requestor. The following is a non-exhaustive list of records considered "public", as of the date of this publication:

  • Administrative manuals, procedural rules
  • Final opinions and orders made in the adjudication of cases
  • Substantive rules
  • Statements and interpretations of policy adopted by any City entity
  • Final planning policies
  • Factual reports, inspection reports and studies prepared for or by the City
  • Any account, voucher or contract dealing with the receipt or expenditure of public funds
  • Names, salaries, titles and dates of employment of all employees and officers of the City
  • Materials containing opinions concerning the rights of the State, City, or any private person
  • Name of every official and the final records of voting in all proceedings of public bodies
  • Applications for any contract, permit, grant or agreement
  • Reports, documents, studies and publications prepared by independent consultants for the City
  • All information required by law
  • Any grant or contract made by or between the City and another public body or private organization


What information is exempted from public disclosure?

While the Freedom of Information Act provides for the disclosure of public information, it does recognize that in order to enable public bodies to perform certain governmental functions properly, and in order to protect personal privacy, some records and information should remain confidential. A complete listing of these exempted records and information is specified under Section 7 of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.



The following is the City of Lincoln's procedure for obtaining information through the Freedom of Information Act. By following these steps, requests for information can be expedited in an effective and efficient manner.


Step 1: Complete & Submit a Freedom of Information Act Request Form

All requests for information must be made in written form. Forms are available online or at most city facilities.


Any type of request for information should be accompanied by the request form. Forms should be completed even when there are concerns that the information may be exempt under the Act. It is important to be as direct/specific as possible when making a request. A request may be made in a letter format if it contains all the necessary information required on the forms.


Step 2: City Response

The Freedom of Information Officer shall determine whether the information is exempt or nonexempt under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. The City shall respond to a written request within five (5) working days from the receipt of the request. It is possible that the City will request an additional five (5) working days to fulfill the request. However, a written response informing the requestor of an extension will be made by the fifth (5th) working day.


The City shall respond to the request in the following manner:

  • Approve the request
  • Approve in part and deny in part / "Partial Denial"
  • Deny the request
  • Give notice of an extension
  • Provide the requestor with an opportunity to appeal a response


Response to Commercial Request:

A requestor must inform the City if a FOIA request is going to be used for a commercial purpose. It is a violation of the Act to attempt to procure a public record without disclosing that the use is for a commercial purpose. For requests for commercial purposes the City has twenty-one (21) days to respond with an estimate when the request will be completed and the fees associated with it. However, these records must be provided within a reasonable time. The City may require the requestor to pay in full before copying any documents.


Requests from the news media or non-profit scientific or academic organizations are not classified as a request for commercial purpose if the purpose of the information is to:

  • Access and disseminate information concerning news and current or past events.
  • Write articles of opinion or features of interest to the public.
  • Use for the purpose of academic, scientific or public research/education.



Upon approval of a request for public records, the City may either provide the materials immediately or up to five days after a request, give notice that the materials shall be made available upon payment of reproduction costs, or give notice of the time and place for inspection of records. Generally, public records will be made available for inspection during regular City business hours. When inspecting records, a City employee may be present throughout the inspection.


Undue Burden

Categorical requests creating an undue burden upon the City shall be denied only after extending to the requestor an opportunity to reduce the request to manageable proportions.


Denial/Partial Denial/Appeal

A denial of a request for public records shall be made in writing. It shall state a detailed reason for the denial in accordance with either Section 3(f) or Section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act, and the names and titles of the individual responsible for the decision. It shall also give notice of the requestor's right to appeal the denial, in writing, to the Public Access Counselor (PAC), with the address and telephone number of PAC, and the right to judicial review under Section 11 of the Act.


The PAC shall either affirm the denial, provide access to the records, or provide access to portions of the records.


pdfFreedom of Information Act Form


The Lincoln Police Department has a seperate form for expedited and necessary information.

Lincoln Police Freedom of Informaiton Act Information


Illinois Attorney General's Office


Below is all the financial reports available through the City of Lincoln.  If you have any questions please contact the City Clerk.

Executed contracts and agreements entered into by the City of Lincoln

Improvement and Planning Documents for Lincoln.


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

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



Contact Information


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City Hall
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Lincoln, Illinois 62656



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