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Monthly City Council Meeting                            Unofficial
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Council Meeting                                                                                                                                     November 9, 2020
Council Chambers

ROLL CALL:  The City Council of Lincoln Center convened in regular session at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Travis Schwerdtfager presiding. Councilmembers present: Angela K. Corpstein, Lisa S. Feldkamp, Brennan Johnson, Elijah Keever and Melodee K. Larsen. Officials present: Attorney Daniel D. Metz and Clerk Heather N. Hillegeist. Also, present: Superintendent Jesse C. Meyer.

VISITORS:  Visitors in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: Jyll Phillips, Doris White, Dena Donley, Mark Hoover and Justin May.

AGENDA AMENDMENTS:  There were no amendments to the council meeting agenda.

MINUTES:  Upon motion by Keever, seconded by Corpstein, Minutes of the October 12, 2020, regular meeting were approved as written.  

PAYROLL VOUCHER:  Payroll Voucher No. 20-10, for October wages and salaries in the amount of $60,806.88, was presented. A motion by Keever, seconded by Larsen, to approve said Payroll Voucher, carried.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:  Accounts Payable lists were reviewed. Invoices prepaid in October totaled $5,026.10, and unpaid invoices received to date totaled $74,137.77. Upon motion by Larsen, seconded by Keever, all said invoices in the amount of $79,163.87, were approved for payment.  

DELINQ. ACCOUNTS:  The Governing Body reviewed a list of eight (8) delinquent utility accounts totaling $1,038.37.  

LINCOLN HOUSING AUTH.:  Lincoln Housing Authority Executive Director Dena Donley requested guidance from the Governing Body in a situation when the City Attorney has a conflict of interest. After discussion, Keever moved to allow the LHA Board to seek other attorney counsel when it is necessary following the city’s Charter Ordinance #10 regarding residency of Appointed Officials. Motion seconded by Larsen, carried.

CITY HALL WINDOW PRJ:  Mayor Schwerdtfager informed the Governing Body that the city had received one bid on the window project that was within the estimate. The bid had two options for a new drop box; an outside independent structure or one installed in the side window panel of the front door. After discussion, Keever moved to accept the construction bid to install the transaction window and drop box for $11,000 including a $2,000 allowance from Hall Contracting, Inc. with the side window panel drop box option and accept the proposal of $4,562.05 from Pure Workspace Solutions for the desk remodel. Motion was seconded by Johnson, carried. The camera/door control access bids were tabled until the December meeting to have Dave Tangeman with File Safe present to answer questions.  

REC BOARD RESIGNATION/APPROINTMENT:  The Governing Body received a letter of resignation from Recreation Board member Debora Zachgo. Zachgo was in one of the four City of Lincoln’s positions. Mayor Schwerdtfager appointed Nicole Weber to fill an unexpired 4-year term on the Lincoln Recreation Commission Board. Keever moved to confirm the Mayor’s appointment, seconded by Corpstein. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/HOLIDAY:  Superintendent Meyer, asked the Governing Body to consider giving the employees additional time off with pay for Christmas and New Year’s holidays. After discussion, Keever moved to approve additional holiday pay for half a day December 24th and 

December 31st and to approve the purchase of $40.00 in Chamber Bucks for all full-time hourly and salary employees for 2020. Motion seconded by Johnson, carried. Feldkamp abstained.

NUISANCES:  Superintendent Meyer updated the Governing Body on the nuisance vehicles and properties report. Meyer relayed that he has noted that only 64 properties have abandoned or inoperable vehicles at this time. Meyer is working on a health nuisance report that he tried to handle verbally.

VIRTUAL ACADEMY:  Clerk Hillegeist reported she will be attending the virtual IIMC Academy November 11th thru November 13th.  

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, Corpstein moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Keever, carried. Council adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

                                                                                        /s/ Heather N. Hillegeist 
                                                                                        City Clerk

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