Council Minutes

Minutes of a regular City Council Meeting held in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Lincoln, IL, on Monday, October 17, 2016.

Mayor Neitzel called the regular City Council Meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were seven Aldermen present (Alderman Bauer,Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Parrott, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch) and one absent (Alderman Mourning). Also present were Street Superintendent Mr. Landers, Deputy Police Chief Vlahovich, Building and Safety Officer Mr. Lebegue, American Water Manager Mr. Ferguson and Fire Chief Miller. Also present were Mayor Neitzel, City Treasurer Mr. Conzo, City Attorney Mr. Blinn Bates, City Administrator Mr. Johnson, City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach, and Recording Secretary Mrs. Riggs.

Mayor Neitzel asked Mayor Neitzel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Participation:

Bike Trail Committee Chairman Angela Stoltzenberg was present to show the new Bike Trail signs.

Mayor Neitzel called for the Consent Agenda bv Omni bus Vote: Payment of Bills

Approval of Minutes for the July 26, 2016 Committee of the Whole Meeting and October 3, 2016 Special Committee Meeting, Jefferson School Tour

Approval of Trick or Treat hours on Monday, October 31, 2016from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

 

Alderman Hom 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 Hom, Alderman Parrott, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Mourning); motion carried.

Ordinances and Resolutions:

There were no Ordinances or Resolutions to come before the City Council.

Bids:

Award of bid from Resource One of Illinois for the purchase of office farniture for the new Street Department Building in an amount no to exceed $31,860.44

 

Alderman Bauer moved to approve the Award of bid from Resource One of Illinois for the purchase of office furniture for the new Street Department Building in an amount no to exceed $31,860.44 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 Parrott, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Mourning); motion carried.

Approval of bidfrom Petersburg Plumbing and Excavation for the relocation of the Force Main near the State Street Bridge in an amount not to exceed $30,956.00

 

Alderman Tibbs moved to approve the bid from Petersburg Plumbing and Excavation for the relocation

 

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of the Force Main near the State Street Bridge in an amount not to exceed $30,956.00 and Alderman Bauer seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Parrott, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Mourning); motion carried.

Reports:

City Treasurer gave an oral report for September, 2016, and a copy is on file. City Clerk Report for September, 2016 is on file.

Department Heads Reports for September, 2016 (Lincoln Police Department, American Water Sewer Operations Report, and Fire Department Report).

New Business/Communications:

Mayoral Proclamation designating October 19, 2016 as "BillBree Day"

 

Alderman Hoefle moved to approve the Mayoral Proclamation designating October 19, 2015 as "Bill Bree Day" and Alderman Bauer seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Parrott, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Mourning); motion carried.

Approval of change requestfor the 2016 Sidewalk and Curb Replacement Program in an amount not to exceed $126,650.00

 

Alderman Hoefle moved to approve the change request for the 2016 Sidewalk and Curb Replacement Program in an amount not to exceed $126,650.00 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 Parrott, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Mourning); motion carried.

Approval of 0'Shea Builders change order request and the expense of the "value added" components of the request in an amount not to exceed $14,593.67

 

Alderman Bauer moved to approve O'Shea Builders change order request and the expense of the "value added" components of the request in an amount not to exceed $14,593.67 and Alderman Hoinacki seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were five ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch), two nays (Alderman Hoefle and Alderman Tibbs), and one absent (Alderman Mourning); motion carried.

Approval of Mayoral Appointments to the Planning Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission

 

Alderman Bauer moved to approve the Mayoral Appointments to the Planning Commission (Jim Wessbecher and Brian Fuiten) and the Historic Preservation Commission (Brenda Short, Mark Shew and David Doolin) and Alderman Tibbs seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom,

 

Aldennan Parrott, Aldennan Tibbs and Aldennan Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Mourning); motion carried.

Approval of Settlement between Candy Gesner and the City of Lincoln

 

Alderman Hoinacki moved to approve the settlement between Candy Gesner and the City of Lincoln and Alderman Parrott seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Aldennan Hom, Alderman Parrott, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Mourning); motion carried.

Other Discussion:

Mayor Neitzel read a thank you from the Railsplitter Festival Committee.

Alderman Tibbs said Habitat for Humanity has a groundbreaking ceremony will be held Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 509 N. Madison at 2:30 p.m.

Alderman Tibbs said there was also Trick or Treat with Mayor Neitzel and register at 9:30 a.m. Alderman Bauer said she participated with Art Film Festival with her daughters.

Alderman Welch asked if it is typical for issues to take two plus months before it reaches the Aldermen. City A&ninistrator Mr. Johnson said the staff is working hard to give them the best information and the cell tower issue had to go through the Planning Commission. Alderman Welch said he wanted to know if there was a way to get it sooner.

Executive Session:

There was no Executive Session held.

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

The City Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:49 p.m. Respectfully Submitted By:

Risa Riggs Recording Secretary

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