First early retirement notice given; new officer to be hired
The council received notice of the retirement of Lincoln Police Sgt.
Doug Grieser. With his retirement announcement, aldermen approved
hiring a replacement officer as of Sept 15. Clinton Wombles will
begin by entering a six-week officer training school in Champaign.
His full training will take six months.
The streets department was also granted approval to hire a new
employee to replace an employee who is moving away from the area.
Caterers get their own liquor class
Council members moved 8-0 to approve an amendment to the city
liquor code. A change in the state liquor code led to the need to
add a Class F liquor license for caterers. (See details in past
City adds caterer's license to liquor classes)
Money to grow
No one made any comments at the public hearing that took place
prior to this week's business meeting of the city of Lincoln.
Central Illinois Service Access of Pekin asked the city to issue
$1.4 in economic development bonds. The bond issue does not cost the
city anything; it simply enables the business to acquire
low-interest money to build.
CISA is a social service agency that primarily screens disabled
and brain injury clients for eligibility and sets them up with
services, according to Deborah Sheppard, executive director.
They have chosen to build an office complex on Lincoln's west
side because of location and the easy access for its central
Illinois clients and staff. The Springfield and Pekin offices will
be combined in Lincoln.
Approval for the bond issuance will be brought to a vote when the
agreements are in order, possibly in two weeks. (See details:
City briefs: City officials approve energy-saving purchase and to
issue building bonds)
Another property development on Lincoln's west side
Property annexation into the city of Lincoln and rezoning from
M-1 and Ag to C-2 was unanimously approved. The property, located in
Lincoln's new west-side business district, just east of the Malerich
Drive entry to Wal-Mart, is for a new development by St. Clara's.
Wastewater treatment plant equipment bid modified and passed
Bids for equipment for the sewer treatment plant were discussed.
Bids came in for a Modular Aluminum Panel Shield System at $22,148
from United Rental of Urbana and $20,760 from Shulte Supply of
Chairman Marty Neitzel said that both bids were over the budgeted
amount of $20,000. The council could choose whether to dip into
appropriations, or wastewater treatment plant manager Dave
Kitzmiller said that they could take two components of the system
out of play and reduce the amount. The items cut could be budgeted
next year. Nietzel said that the bids would then be $19,948 and
The council opted to make the cuts and approved the lower bid.
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School honored for track accomplishments
Zion Lutheran School was recognized by resolution for its
significant, accumulated track team accomplishments.
LUTHERAN SCHOOL IN LINCOLN began educating youth in the City of
Lincoln 33 years ago; and
LUTHERAN SCHOOL has participated in the Lutheran Schools' State
Track Meet since the first one in 1990; and
LUTHERAN SCHOOL'S Boy's Track Teams have been State Champion in
1995, Co-Champion in 1997, and State Champion Runner-Up in 2007; and
LUTHERAN SCHOOL has had 18 individual champions and two relay team
champions with the following students as participants for those
events: Josh Short, Todd Kutz, Damon Marten, Rachel Kuro, Heather
McCuan, Kim McCuan, Faith Randazzo, Preston Carnahan, Chad Kutz,
Chris Meyer, Dustin Woodard, Tiffany Short, Chase Neitzel, Kelsey
Washam, and in 2007, Joseph Mangano;
NOW THEREFORE, IT
IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF LINCOLN as
That the City
officially recognizes the athletic efforts of ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL
in the City of Lincoln toward the betterment of the youth of our
City and congratulate them for their achievements.
That this official
recognition of ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL be made a part of the permanent
records of the City of Lincoln, County of Logan, and State of
Illinois, to forever honor the school's athletic accomplishments in
the City of Lincoln.
BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED that the original of this Resolution be presented to the
Principal of ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL and a copy thereof be entered upon
the official records of the City of Lincoln, Illinois,
unanimous vote this 4th day of September, 2007.