Monthly City Council Meeting Unofficial
Council Meeting July 13, 2020
ROLL CALL: The City Council of Lincoln Center convened in regular session at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Travis Schwerdtfager presiding. Councilmembers present: Brennan Johnson, Lisa S. Feldkamp, Elijah Keever, Melodee K. Larsen. Councilmember Angela K. Corpstein present by phone conference. Official present: Clerk Heather N. Hillegeist.
VISITORS: Others in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: Jyll Phillips, Denise Schmidt and Beranda Robison.
AGENDA AMENDMENTS: Pool Personnel was added to the agenda by Councilmember Feldkamp.
MINUTES: Upon motion by Larsen, seconded by Keever, Minutes of the June 8, 2020, meeting were approved as written.
PAYROLL VOUCHER: Payroll Voucher No. 20-06, for June wages and salaries in the amount of $63,527.52, was presented. A motion by Keever, seconded by Johnson, to approve said Payroll Voucher, carried.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Accounts Payable lists were reviewed. Invoices prepaid in June totaled $23,292.43, and unpaid invoices received to date totaled $147,435.96. Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Larsen, all said invoices in the amount of $170,728.39, were approved for payment. Keever abstained.
DELINQ. ACCNTS.: The Governing Body reviewed a list of ten (10) delinquent utility accounts totaling $1,609.66.
MUNICIPAL POOL USE: USD298 Elementary Principal, Denise Schmidt thanked the Governing Body for the cooperation and use of the picnic tables this Spring for students needing access to the internet during online school. Schmidt also asked if USD298 could use the Municipal Pool the first 17 days of school. Keever moved to authorize USD 298 to use the Municipal Pool for physical education classes for 17 days after the pool closes to the public, from August 13th to September 4th with the USD298 responsible for the of sanitizing surfaces at the pool. Motion was seconded by Johnson, carried. Larsen abstained.
PARK SWING: Beranda Robison, representing the Pride Committee, informed the Governing Body that the Pride Committee had received a $3055 Web Fund Grant for an ADA accessible swing for the City Park. After discussion, Larsen moved to allow the Pride to install the swing in the City Park with Superintendent Meyer’s guidance on placement and with the city’s assistance with installation and unloading the swing on arrival. Motion seconded by Keever. Feldkamp abstained.
SERVICE WINDOW: After discussion of several options no decisions were made regarding a new service window at City Hall. Councilmember Corpstein will get Clerk Hillegeist contact information for the company that did the Bank of Tescott’s drive thru window.
2021 BUDGET: A public hearing was set for August 10, 2020, at 8:00 p.m., for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed use of funds and the amount of ad valorem tax in the 2021 Budget. Clerk Hillegeist stated the budget notice would have to be published by July 30, 2020, making it necessary to complete the budget summary for the paper by July 27, 2020.
NUISANCE PROPERTIES: Clerk Hillegeist relayed that the city crew has been busy mowing nuisance properties.
POOL PERSONNEL: Councilmember Feldkamp relayed we are short a lifeguard due to illness and she was approached by a previous guard from last year about working. After discussion, Feldkamp moved to offer employment to Dalton Cooper for guard at $7.50/hour. Motion seconded by Larsen, carried.
CCMFOA EXECUTIVE BOARD: Clerk Hillegeist notified the Governing Body that she was asked to advance to the Executive Board from the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association (CCMFOA).
POOL: Councilmember Feldkamp relayed that Ladonna Reinert, Sherry Pickering and Dorothy Zsuzsics had purchased a new rope with floats for the pool to separate the deep end. Clerk Hillegeist was asked to compose a letter on the city’s behalf and Jyll Phillips will take pictures.
ADJOURN: There being no further business, Keever moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Johnson, carried. Council adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
/s/ Heather N. Hillegeist