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City of Lincoln City Council met June 17

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 15, 2019

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City of Lincoln City Council met June 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

PRESIDING:

Mayor Seth Goodman

The Regular Meeting of the City Councilof Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Seth Goodman at 7 p.m.,with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

PRESENT:

Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderman Ron Keller, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Ward 4

Staff Present:

City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman

City Attorney John Hoblit

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Police Chief PaulAdams

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Veolia Water, Greg Pyles

ABSENT:

None

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Mayor Goodman called upon citizens registered to speak. Mr. Robert Crawford, of 425 Wilamette Avenue came forward,he said he's been in the City of Lincoln since 1995. He proposed a question to the Lincoln City Council-asking why businesses are closing down in the city. He questioned why the Taco Bell closed down. He said this town needs some help - H-E-L-P. He said, "Let's just do it, Idon't know why you guys mess around."

He said Taco Bell closed down, he wanted to know what the council had to say about that. Alderman Welch said the city council is aware that there is an economic problem. Alderman Keller weighed in. Mr. Crawford said he's worried about the economy, Mr. Keller agreed that he is worried as well. He mentioned why he personally has chosen to stayIn the City of Lincoln. He saidwhat makes a community great.is the citizens who make it great. He turned the question back to Mr. Crawford.

Mr. Crawford said he is a contractor in the community and that he does a lot of work for people in the community. Mr. Crawford said he loves living in the community and that he would not change it for anything in the world. Mr. Keller said more citizens could help make a difference. Mr. Crawford wanted him to clarify and ask if hewas suggestingthat citizens all step up to take care of things.he saidwe've always taken care of each other.my friend.

ALDERMAN WELCH SAID HE THOUGHT THEY ALL APPRECIATED HIM COMING FORWARD. HE SAID WE WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO WORK TO GET PEOPLE OFF OF THE HIGHWAY.HE SAID HE HAS ORGANIZED AND HELPED WITH A LOT OF EVENTS.HE SAID IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO GET VOLUNTEERSIN THIS TOWN..HE WOULD LIKE TO GET HIS FINGERON THE REASON WHY.ALDERMAN WELCH PROPOSED BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW TO PUT THE BEST FOOT FORWARD.

Mr. Richard Johnson of Lincoln College - came forward next, he is with Career Services at Lincoln College. He previously served In positions at Texas A&M, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois and more.

He talked about the aim for the Career Services center at Lincoln College..he talked about helping people develop for the new economy. He talked about the shift to self-employment and a remote economy. He mentioned the Future Think Laboratory, Virtual Reality (VR) and drone technology.

Mr. Johnson can be reached at: rtjohnson@lincolncollege.edu.There being no further questions, Mayor Goodman moved onto otheritems. Alderman Parrott asked a question then Mr. Johnson continued to talk about investing in people and the city. He said he fought to get to Lincoln College, he said these are the people that will change the world, "We can do this together."

City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman said she can hardly wait to see the 3-D printer. He said ifs amazing to see the kids.they thrive with technology. He mentioned alice.org. Mr. Crawford asked where Mr. Johnson lives.he said he lives in Springfield-Mr.Crawford said, "Not Lincoln." There is a proposed July 10, meeting at the Guest House in downtown Lincoln.

There being no further public comment, Mayor Goodman moved to otheritems on the agenda. Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A.Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes June 3, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting

C. Mayoral Proclamation declaring the week of June 23, 2019 through June 28, 2019 as Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Illinois week

D. Request from City of Lincoln Third Friday's Downtown Lincoln Committee to permit the closing of various streets on Friday, July 19,2019 and Friday,August 23,2019 for Third Friday events

E. Request from the Al ey-BiSaloon to permit the closing of Pulaski Street from 415 Pulaski Street to the alley on Friday, June 21,2019 from 4-10 p. for a block party

F. Request from James Cosby to permit the closing of the 200 Block of Pekin Street from College Avenue to North Ottawa Street on Saturday, July 27,2019 from 4-10 p.m.for a block party.

G. Request from Chances R to pennit the closing of Peoria Street between N.Chicago Street and UP Railroad tracks for parking of motorcycles from June 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM until June 30,2019 at 11 :00 AM (block partyin parking lot June 29th from 5-10 p.m. in conjunction with Iride for Maynardfund raiser band from CMO p.m.

H. Request from the First Presbyterian Church to permit the rerouting of the alley between Ottawa and Kankakee Streets behind the Lincoln Junior High Schoolto one-way Eastbound and the rerouting of Ottawa Street between Pekin Street and the alley, to one-way Southbound on Wednesday, July 17,2019 from 4-7 p.m. for the church's annual Pork BBQ dinner

Alderman Welch made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Keller. Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8} Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

ABSTAIN: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Goodman moved to other items on the agenda.

BIDS:

None

REPORTS:

A. City Treasurer Report for May 2019

Treasurer Conzo began the discussion surrounding the report, saying most is self-explanatory. He led in with the composite account balance. He mentioned a sl ght dip in the Police and Fire Pension Funds - he said this was tied to a dip in the stock market. he proposed the idea of recouping this overtime. He then touched on the City Clerk's help with a report.

He talked about a bond fund and the 2017 Bond Fund and some zeros have been removed from the report for the composite account and a couple other accounted listed will be condensed. He then mentioned the tables he shared-the Comparative State Income Tax Receipts he said this is not based on what people in the City of Lincoln paid In income taxes, but a different equation. He did mention that is important not to lose population. He said when he does revenue projections for the budget and the appropriation, he offers low projections. He suggested continuing to do it that way... as it is unpredictable.

He then led into the Comparative Motor Fuels Tax, and fuel consumption within the city. He talked about the nation being less reliable on foreign oil. he said we could continue to see a decrease in the base price of gas because of this. This then led Into the Comparative Utility Tax into the Comparative Video Gaming Tax.

Mr. Crawford then asked about the old Green OilBuilding over on West Kickapoo Street. He said it needs to be addressed, Treasurer Conze said,"It's a good question." Mr. Crawford said, "It's an eyesore for our city." Alderman Keller mentioned the Online Sales Tax, then discussion ensued. Mayor Goodman moved to otheritems on the agenda.

B. CITY CLERKS REPORT FOR MAY 2019

City Clerk Peggy Bateman led the conversation starting with sewer payments. A payment was received from the Lincoln Correctional Center.

Another payment was made to Area Disposal, there is one resident remaining onthe outstanding list of accounts. She was optimistic that by next month it will be resolved. Mayor Goodman moved to other items on the agenda.

C. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS FOR MAY 2019

Alderman Welch made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Parrott. Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll. Mayor Goodman moved to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of the Preliminary Scarification/Oil & Chip Targets for Fiscal Year2019.2020 Alderman Welch made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Hoi Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, Mr. Landers weighed in and talked about other adjustments that could be added to this, including traffic control. He said he should have a set engineering estimate by next Tuesday. Alderman Welch wanted to clarify what everyone was voting on.Mr. Landers addressed this, saying he will not know what the set number is.targets will be added to the bid when it comes back.Adjustments will be needed wither way. Alderman Downs asked him to clarify. City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman $am Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0}

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Goodman moved to other items on the agenda.

B. Approvalof the purchase of eight (8) new trucks for the Police Department from Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram not to exceed $202,352

Alderman Horn made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Parrott. Chief Adams weighed in saying bid came inwithin specs for the post part. One bid a 2019, onebid a 2020. Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0) Absent: (0)

Mayor Goodman moved to other items onthe agenda.

Ordinance and Resolution:

A. Ordinance Amending Title 3, Section 15 Part 1of the city code to change the legal age of sale

and possession of nicotine products and alternative nicotine products to the age of 21

Alderman Parrott made a motion to approve, seconded by Alderman Bateman. City Attorney Hoblit weighed in saying this would make the city code in compliance with state law.Mayor Goodman called for further discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Goodman moved to otheritems on the agenda.

B. Ordinance amending the Appropriation Ordinance for F. 2018.2019

Alderman Welch madethe motion, seconded by Alderman Horn. Treasurer Conze said this was designed to transfer appropriations where necessary, to transfer within lines where the amount appropriated has been exceeded. He said overall the General Revenue Fund (GRF) about $192,000 less was spent than what was appropriated. He said this was due to hard work from the council and the people sitting at the back table. He said we can talked about this more in detall later, however, this balances things out between the lines.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman,Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (0)

Mayor Goodman moved to other items on the agenda.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Alderman Bateman wanted to clarify something he said last week. He said Treasurer Conzo corrected him and Mr.Dan Tackett mentioned itin an article and it was mentioned on Facebook­ he said, it"would be more than a two committee structure of government, it would just be broken up into separate meetings.

Executive Session 2 (C) (11) and 2 (C) (5) - Litigation and Purchase of Lease of Real Estate: There being no further discussion before the city council, Alderman Welch made a motion to enter into Executive Session under 2 (C) (11) and 2 (C) (5) Personnel matters. Alderman Keller seconded the motion. Mayor Goodman said there would likely no be any further city business upon reconvening the regular meeting after the session adjourned. With that, roll call was taken.

Yeas: (8) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (O}

The council took a brief pause while the chambers were cleared of members of the public. The first half of the Regular City Council Meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

RECONVENING OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING:

The Regular City Council Meeting reconvened at 9:18 p.m.

PRESIDING:

Mayor Seth Goodman

PRESENT:

Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Kathryn Schmidt, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderman Ron Keller, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Ward 4

STAFF PRESENT:

City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman

City Attorney John Hoblit

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Treasurer Chuck Conze

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further discussionto come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Keller motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Bateman.Roll call was taken. Mayor Goodman adjourned the meeting at 9:18 p.m.

PRESENT:

Alderman Tracy Welch Alderman

Steve Parrott Alderman

Kathryn Schmidt Alderman

Sam Downs Alderman

Kevin Bateman Alderman

Ron Keller Alderman

Kathy Horn Alderman

Jeff Hoinacki Alderman

ABSENT:

None

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