The Downtown Redevelopment Plan was created to establish a vision and core strategies for the revitalization of downtown. The Plan assesses current conditions and then lays out strategies and goals for land use, economic development, infrastructure, and implementation. The Redevelopment Plan is intended to be used as a guide for future public and private investment in downtown.
Lincoln residents who participated in the City’s electric aggregation program have begun to receive information from Ameren and from the aggregation program supplier, Integrys Energy Services, informing them that the electric supply contract negotiated two years ago is coming to an end. The contract that was signed in 2012 was for 24 months and will expire with the September 2014 meter reading.
The City’s electric aggregation consultant has been assessing the market for electricity rates throughout the summer months. For each month since June, the Ameren default rate has been anywhere from 28.9% to 50.8% less than the best rate available through the market.
As a result, both the City’s electric aggregation consultant and Integrys have recommended that participants in the aggregation program revert back to the Ameren default rate. Because the Ameren default rate (called “Basic Generation Service”) is presently lower than any rate available through the market, it is in everyone’s best interest to switch back. No action is required, no cost will be incurred by any resident, and Integrys will seamlessly transition participants back to the Ameren rate.
The City and the other communities who participate in the Central Illinois Consortium for electric aggregation will continue to monitor market rates for electricity. The Consortium can revisit pricing in 2015 when the new Ameren rates are known.
Do you care about the future of Logan County? Do you want to do all you can to see our communities thrive and grow? You may want to consider applying for membership on the board of the new organization formed by the UOC (Unified Organizations Committee). Check out the attached application for all the details about board membership and applying.
Applications are due Sept 19, 2014
Lincoln, IL -- Lincoln Mayor Keith Snyder and 4th Ward Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, the City Council’s coordinator for the Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival, have announced that the City of Lincoln will once again be conducting a giveaway in conjunction with the annual Art and Balloon Festival.
As a Prime Sponsor of the Festival the City of Lincoln receives several benefits and complimentary items. As it has done for the past five years, the City will share those benefits with the citizens and taxpayers of Lincoln – those who underwrite the cost of City’s sponsorship and every other activity of City government.
Local citizens can register for the giveaway at one of three locations: the Lincoln Public Library (725 Pekin St.), the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce Office (1555 5th St.), or the City Clerk’s office at City Hall (700 Broadway). Everyone may enter as often as they like, but there will be only one prize package awarded per household.
Winners must be residents of Lincoln, IL. The contest is not open to City of Lincoln employees, elected officials, appointed officials, or their immediate households.
There will be four prize packages awarded. Each prize package will include:
The winners’ names will be pulled from the entries in a random drawing conducted at City Hall onWednesday, August 2oth. Winners will be notified immediately thereafter and can pick up their prize packages at City Hall on Thursday, August 21st, or Friday, August 22nd.
The City of Lincoln would like to thank Ace Hardware for donating the red geraniums and the Lincoln United Methodist Church Youth Mission Team for planting the geraniums and placing the mulch around the watermelon statue at the Depot. It looks great! We really appreciate their efforts to beautify our community and make a great first impression for our visitors. Stay tuned for the next steps, repainting the watermelon and the Looking for Lincoln sign!