Council Minutes

Minutes of the City of Lincoln City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting held in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Mayor Goodman called the regular City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. There were six Aldermen present (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Keller and Alderman Welch) and two absent (Alderman Hoefle and Alderman Parrott). Also present were City Street and Alley Superintendent Mr. Landers, Police Chief Adams, City Building and Safety Officer Mr. Woodhall, American Water Manager Mr. Ferguson and Fire Chief Miller. Also present were Mayor Goodman, City Administrator Mr. Johnson, City Treasurer Mr. Conzo, City Clerk Mrs. Bateman and Recording Secretary Mrs. Riggs.

Mayor Goodman led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Participation:

Chris Isbell was present to discuss the waste hauling. They were renting with neighbors who did not take care of their garbage. He felt that the trash rate will be going down. He is in favor of franchising. He asked that they move forward with the franchise agreement.

Presentation from Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency:

Mr. Struebing was present to let the Council know that Agency had gone back and made changes. Ms. Mitzi Rohlfs said they have changed Article 5 to say that it will be 5 years with an additional 5 years. Mr. Stuebing said they will make adjustments and they will have a meeting tomorrow night and they will bring back to the City Council. Mrs. Rohlfs said she knew this was a way to keep the agency viable. Mr. Struebing said they have always been as a group and they want whatever is best for the agency.

Requests to Permit:

Christian Homes Fall Festival

Lincoln Heritage Museum

Lincoln Christian Church – Harvest of Talents

Alderman Hoinacki asked to have this on the Regular Agenda on August 3, 2017.

Agreement for Legal Services – Woods & Bates Law Office:

Alderman Hoinacki asked to have this on the Agenda for August 21, 2017.

Resolution Establishing Salaries and/or Pay Increases for the City of Lincoln:

City Administrator Mr. Johnson said this is to compensate the Deputy Safety and Building Office. Alderman Bauer asked to have this on the Agenda for August 21, 2017.

2017 Road Resurfacing and Sidewalk Replacement Program Targets:

City Street Superintendent Mr. Landers said they will go out for bids for the road resurfacing

Sewer Department Vactor Truck:

American Water Manager Mr. Ferguson said they have received a bid juts over $300,000.00. State Bank of Lincoln came up with 2.6% financing. This was lower than they estimated. He was asking for the City Council to allow the financing through State Bank of Lincoln.

City Administrator Mr. Johnson said if the auction does not pan out then Co Equipment will give them the amount the vehicle will be traded.

Alderman Hoinacki asked to have this on the agenda.

Lincoln Depot Change Orders 14-17:

City Administrator Mr. Johnson said the total for the change orders is $28,488.75 will be taken out of the contingency funds.

This will be placed on the agenda.

Lincoln Community High School Resource Officer Agreement:

Police Chief Adams said they only pay ½ of the salary and the school pays the other ½.

Fire Department – Promotions and Replacement Hiring:

Assistant Chief Dahm will have 30 years in and will be retiring.

He asked to have this on the agenda.

Bid ward – Exclusive Franchise Municipal Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Proposals:

City Administrator Mr. Johnson said they need to decide what they are looking at September and a new date will need to be set.

Alderman Hoinacki asked to have this on September 5, 2017

Other Discussion:

Alderman Horn said Mr. Neil Patel has agreed to be on the

This Friday is the Third Friday event.

Executive Session:    

Alderman Horn moved to go into Executive Session under 5 ILCS 120/2(c) (1) Personnel and Alderman Baur seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Keller, and Alderman Welch), zero nays, one absent (Alderman Parrott); motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

The meeting returned to regular session at 8:10 p.m.

City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven present (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Keller, and Alderman Welch), zero nays, one absent (Alderman Parrott); motion carried.

Upcoming Meetings:

Council: Monday, August 21, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.  

Committee of Whole:     Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.

Alderman Horn made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Alderman Parrott seconded it. There were five (Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Horn, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch) and three absent (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne and Alderman Hoinacki) motion carried.

The City of Lincoln Committee of the Whole Meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Risa Riggs

Recording Secretary

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