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Crime ReportsThe Lincoln Police Department is pleased to introduce to our community another great way of being involved at keeping our community safe.  We have taken advantage of a free service from Motorola to map crimes in our community called CrimeReports available at https://www.crimereports.com/

We want you to be informed and we need your help to control crime. With this service you will have the opportunity to register your address, which is not shared with us.  Once you do, you will receive notifications of certain crimes near you and any updates on sex offenders near your registered address.

We are only listing property crimes; burglaries, thefts, and criminal damage.  This is not a representation of all the crimes we investigate on a daily basis as we do not want to provide details on crimes where they are personal, like domestic batteries or sexual offenses.  

OCTOBER 3, 2016

Minutes of a regular City Council Meeting held in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Lincoln, IL, on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Mayor Neitzel called the regular City Council Meeting to order at 7:28 p.m.

City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll. There were seven Aldermen present (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Mourning, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch) and one absent (Alderman Parrott). Also present were Building and Safety Officer Mr. Lebegue, Street Superintendent Mr. Landers, American Water Mr. Ferguson, Police Chief Adams, and Fire Chief Miller. Also present were Mayor Neitzel, City Administrator Mr. Johnson, City Treasurer Mr. Conzo, City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach, and Recording Secretary Mrs. Riggs.

Mayor Neitzel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Participation:

Mr. Shaun Werth, 1108 4th Street, Lincoln was present to discuss the fast demolition property at 1114 4th Street.

Mrs. Wanda Rohlfs was here to discuss FGM Architects. Alderman Hoinacki said the City Administrator will help with this but there was a safety committee that was formed and they interviewed three prospective firms and the committee chose the FGM Architects. The committee members were Fire Chief Miller, Police Chief Adams, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn and City Administrator Mr. Johnson.

City Administrator Mr. Johnson said when you hire someone for police work you look at different guidelines than you normally would.

Mayor Neitzel called for the Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

Payment of Bills

Approval of minutes for the June 28, 2016 Committee of the Whole Meeting, July 5, 2016 and July 18, 2016 Regular City Council Meetings

Request from Pizza Hut to permit solicitation of funds for the “First Book Literacy Project” on Thursday, October 6, 2016 and Thursday, October 21, 2016 at the intersection of Broadway and N. McLean Streets from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Approval of Block Party Application from Don and Jan Sielaff for Monday, October 31, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Union Street to Chestnut Street

Mayoral Proclamation #2016-329 of “Patricia Polacco Day” on October 7, 2016

 

Alderman Horn moved to approve the Consent Agenda as read and Alderman Tibbs seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Mourning, Alderman Tibbs, and Alderman Welch), zero nays and one absent (Alderman Parrott); motion carried.

Mayor Neitzel read the Proclamation for Patricia Polacco Day.

Ordinances and Resolutions:

Resolution for Ordinance amending City Code, Section 9-5-10, 11-21-1 and 11-4-2, amending the parking regulations for motor vehicles, trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, boats and other personal property within the City limits

Alderman Welch moved to approve Resolution for Ordinance amending City Code, Section 9-5-10, 11-21-1 and 11-4-2, amending the parking regulations for motor vehicles, trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, boats and other personal property within the City limits and Alderman Mourning seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were three ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Mourning, and Alderman Welch), four nays (Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn and Alderman Tibbs) and one absent (Alderman Parrott); motion failed.

Bids:

There were no Bids to come before the City Council.

Reports:

There were no Reports to come before the City Council.

New Business/Communications:

Approval of contract with FGM Architects for design of the Lincoln Police Station at Jefferson School in an amount not to exceed $180,000.00

Alderman Horn moved to approve the contract with FGM Architects for design of the Lincoln Police Station at Jefferson School in an amount not to exceed $180,000.00 Alderman Hoinacki seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Mourning, Alderman Tibbs, and Alderman Welch), zero nays and one absent (Alderman Parrott); motion carried.

Approval of fast track demolition of property at 1114 4th Street by Harold Goodman, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $4,200.00

Alderman Tibbs moved to approve fast track demolition of property at 1114 4th Street by Harold Goodman, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $4,200.00and Alderman Horn seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Mourning, Alderman Tibbs, and Alderman Welch), zero nays and one absent (Alderman Parrott); motion carried.

Approval of recommendation for the upgrade and installation of flow meters by ADS Environmental in an amount not to exceed $13,690

Alderman Bauer moved to approve the recommendation for the upgrade and installation of flow meters by ADS Environmental in an amount not to exceed $13,690 and Alderman Welch seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Mourning, Alderman Tibbs, and Alderman Welch), zero nays and one absent (Alderman Parrott); motion carried.

Announcements:

Community Night at Ray White Park on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fire Chief Miller said October is Fire Prevention Month.

Mayor Neitzel said there will be a tornado disaster drill on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 that many of the Aldermen will be involved.

Executive Session

There was no Executive Session.

Alderman Tibbs moved to adjourn the meeting and Alderman Horn seconded it. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Mourning, Alderman Tibbs, and Alderman Welch), zero nays and one absent (Alderman Parrott); motion carried.

The City Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Risa Riggs

Recording Secretary

 

The Lincoln Police Department and City of Lincoln is teaming with Nixle to offer public safety announcements via cell phones and emails.  With more and more people moving away from land line telephones, the reverse 911 system may not contact everyone.  So we encourge users of cell phones to sign up with Nixle to receive notices from the City Fire and Police Departments.

 

You can sign up for Nixle on your cell phone or your email by visiting Nixle Website.  Messages will be in a text format and you will not receive phone calls from the system. You will not be signed up to any advertisement systems by registering for this service.

 

You can also simply sign up by texting 62656 to 888777 on your mobile phone. 

 

(You may opt out at any point by sending STOP to 888777)

Eternal Flame DepartmentsLincoln, IL – On Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, Bloomington, IL, the Lincoln Police Department received the Illinois Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (ILCOPS) 2016 Eternal Flame Award along with the Illinois State Police, Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Burr Ridge Police Department.

 

The availability of parking in and around the downtown square is always a hot topic with residents, business owners, and visitors alike.  The City often fields requests for more parking, increased enforcement, or both.  When it comes to downtown parking, we seem to suffer from a lack of adequate parking and a perceived lack of parking due to spaces in use.

 

Historically, the City has taken some steps to help regulate parking and increase its availability.  One step began with an intergovernmental agreement between the City and the County regulating who may park on the interior of the downtown square.  Outside of a few reserved spaces for certain county officials and police parking for court purposes, other county employees are encouraged to park off the square.  This agreement gave the City jurisdiction to regulate parking in that area.  Additionally, the City has utilized a “two-hour” parking limit on spaces in the downtown area to give patrons enough time to enjoy shopping our downtown, but also to prevent individuals from parking in a space all day.   Some customers have in the past received citations due to the two-hour limit. 

 

As time progressed, the two-hour parking became less and less effective at regulating parking.  Without a dedicated individual monitoring parking, it became inefficient for police officers to monitor vehicles and return two hours later to check if the vehicles had moved.  We have also learned ways some have circumvented the parking enforcement which has exacerbated the parking problems downtown.  It also has grown apparent that a large percentage of parking spaces are being occupied by vehicles which rarely leave over the course of a workday – the cars belonging to employees of various organizations downtown.

 

Our staff met on various occasions along with speaking with businesses and government bodies in the downtown area to come up with possible solutions.  In those discussions, numerous ideas were considered including reducing/raising the hourly limit on parking, metering, eliminating restrictions, stickers/tags, hiring employees, etc.   The cost effective and efficient way to police the downtown area would be designating the problem areas as “customer parking” only.

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