Council Minutes

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 

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