Council Minutes

Minutes of a regular City Council Meeting held in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Lincoln, IL, on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Mayor Goodman called the regular City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll. There were seven Aldermen present (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch) and one absent (Alderman Hoefle). Also present were American Water Manager Mr. Ferguson, Street Superintendent Mr. Landers, Police Chief Adams, City Building and Safety Officer Mr. Woodhall and Fire Chief Miller. Also present were Mayor Goodman, City Treasurer Mr. Conzo, City Attorney Mr. Blinn Bates, City Clerk Mrs. Bateman, and Recording Secretary Mrs. Riggs.

Mayor Goodman led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Patrolman James Kegan Robinson was sworn in as a Lincoln City Police Officer.

Public Participation:

Miles Craig stated that he had left the City Police to pursue other interests and to thank the City of Lincoln.

Nichole Slater said her 14 year old son tried to take his life by swallowing pills was present to discuss the situation and there are no resources in Lincoln for suicidal tendencies and wondered if there were any other agencies that could help her son. Alderman Bauer said that Healthy Communities Partnership had some drug programs and that ALMH is another resource.

Wanda Rohlfs said she had sent out an email and wondered if everyone had received her email. She wanted to know what the difference is between the City Attorney's contract or Attorney' s agreement. City Attorney Mr. Bates said they are the same. City Administrator Mr. Johnson said the Agreement is binding with City Attorney Mr. Bates. Alderman Welch said there will be items that cannot be public.

Mayor Goodman called for the Consent Agenda bv Omnibus Vote: Payment of Bills

Approval of minutes October 25, 2016 Regular Committee of the Whole, December 13, 2016 Regular Committee of the Whole, and January 24, 2017 Regular Committee of the Whole

Request from Christian Village to permit the closing of Main Street from the alley behind Fifth Street Food Mart to Sixth Street on Friday, September 29, 2017from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p .m.for their Fall Festival

Request from the Lincoln Heritage Museum to place two (2) 8'x8' tents on the City owned corner of Pekin and Kickapoo Streets on Saturday, August 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for 1860's era games and coloring sheetsfor children

Requestfrom Lincoln Christian Church topermit theplacement of a wooden sign on the City-owned lot on the comer of Pekin and Kickapoo Streets from September 15, 2017 through Monday, October 30, 2017for thepurpose of advertising the Harvest of Talentsfor World Hunger

Request from Lincoln Christian Church topermit the use of various City Streets on Saturday, October 28, 2017 for the Harvest Run beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through the conclusion of the event

 

 

Approval of Appointment of Neil Patel by the Tourism Bureau to its Board

 

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

Ordinances and Resolutions

Resolution #2017-350 Establishing salaries and/or pay increasesfor the City of Lincoln

 

Alderman Bauer moved to approve the Resolution #2017-350 Establishing salaries and/or pay increases for the City of Lincoln and Alderman Browne seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Aldennan Hoefle); motion carried.

Bids:

Approval of bidfrom Coe Equipment/or a replacement Sewer Vactor Truck in an amount not to exceed an amount not to exceed $301,835.00

 

Alderman Bauer moved to approve the bid from Coe Equipment for a replacement Sewer Vactor Truck in an amount not to exceed an amount not to exceed $301,835.00 and Alderman Hoinacki seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Hoefle); motion carried.

Reports:

City Treasurer gave an oral report for July 2017 and a copy is on file. City Clerk Report for July 2017 is on file.

Department Heads Reports for July 2017.

New Business/Communications:

Approval of Agreement for Legal Services between Woods & Bates and the City of Lincoln

 

Alderman Bauer moved to approve the Agreement for Legal Services between Woods & Bates and the City of Lincoln and Alderman Hoinacki seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Hoefle);motion carried.

Approval of 2017 Roadway Resurfacing Project

 

Alderman Bauer moved to approve 2017 Roadway Resurfacing Project and Aldennan Hoinacki seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Aldennan Parrott and

 

Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Hoefle); motion carried.

Approval of 2017 Sidewalk and Curb Replacement

 

Alderman Browne moved to approve the 2017 sidewalk and curb replacement and Alderman Hom seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Aldennan Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Hoefle); motion carried.

Approval offinancing for the Purchase of Sewer Vactor Truck for a term not to exceed three years, with semi-annual payments in an amount not to exceed $301,835.00

 

Aldennan Bauer moved to approve the financing for the Purchase of Sewer Vactor Truck for a term not to exceed three years, with semi-annual payments in an amount not to exceed $301,835.00 and Alderman Browne seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Aldennan Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Hoefle); motion carried.

Approval of Change Orders #14 through #17 with R.D. Lawrence for the High Speed Rail Project in an amount not to exceed $28,488. 75 to be paid through the contingencyfund

 

Alderman Hom moved to approve Change Orders #14 through #17 with R.D. Lawrence for the High Speed Rail Project in an amount not to exceed $28,488.75 to be paid through the contingency fund and Alderman Bauer seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Aldennan Hoefle); motion carried.

Approval of School Resource Officer Agreement between L.C.H S.and the City of Lincolnfor the 2017- 2018 School Year

 

Alderman Parrott moved to approve School Resource Officer Agreement between L.C.H.S. and the City of Lincoln for the 2017-2018 School Year and Alderman Hom seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Hoefle);motion carried.

Approval of Promotions and Appointments within the Lincoln Fire Department asfollows:

Ben Roland from Captain to Assistant Chief, effective August 30, 2017 Jason VanWinkle from Lieutenant to Captain, effective August 31,2017 Ashley Williams from Fire Fighter to Lieutenant, effective August 30, 2017

Appointment of Firefighter Chris Davis to the position of Inspector, effective September 3,2017 Approval of the Probationary Firefighter, effective September 1,2017

Alderman Browne moved to approve the Promotions and Appointments within the Lincoln Fire Department as follows: Ben Roland from Captain to Assistant Chief, effective August 30, 2017, Jason

 

VanWinkle from Lieutenant to Captain, effective August 31, 2017, Ashley Williams from Fire Fighter to Lieutenant, effective August 30, 2017, and Appointment of Firefighter Chris Davis to the position of Inspector, effective September 3, 2017 and Alderman Hom seconded the motion. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Hoefle); motion carried.

Approval of the Probationary Firefighter, effective September 1, 2017

Alderman Bauer moved to approve the Probationary Firefighter, effective September 1, 2017 and Alderman Welch seconded it. City Clerk Mrs. Bateman called the roll call. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Browne, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, Alderman Keller, Alderman Parrott and Alderman Welch), zero nays, and one absent (Alderman Hoefle); motion carried.

Announcements:

Alderman Bauer said they were part of the ribbon cut at McDonalds today but also wanted to let everyone know that Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ronald McDonald will be at McDonalds.

Alderman Hoinacki said this weekend is Balloon Fest. Mayor Goodman said there was a meeting for the Balloon Fest this morning and they needed more helpers at the Balloon Fest.

Alderman Bauer talked about the sidewalk chalk that the City of Lincoln and the Park District have been a part of for a few years.

Mayor Goodman said this Sunday is the Eagle Scout Court of Honor KC's.

Mayor Goodman thanked City Administrator Mr. Johnson for all that he has done for the City. Alderman Parrott thanked City Administrator Mr. Johnson. Alderman Keller thanked Mr. Johnson for all his work. Alderman Hoinacki thanked City Administrator Mr. Johnson for all the help he has given the City with the Depot work. Alderman Welch said he knew they didn't get along at first but they found common grounds and thanked him. Alderman Browne thanked City Administrator Johnson for helping them getting their feet on the ground. City Treasurer Mr. Conzo thanked City Administrator Mr. Johnson. Alderman Hoinacki said he appreciated the Third Friday event that City Administrator Mr. Johnson. Alderman Bauer said City Administrator Mr. Johnson

City Administrator Mr. Johnson thanked everyone for their kind words. Executive Session:

There was no Executive Session held.

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

The City Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:45p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Risa Riggs Recording Secretary

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