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Monthly City Council Meeting                            Unofficial
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Council Meeting                                                                                                                                      January 11, 2021
Council Chambers:  via GoToMeeting Audio Call

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: Clerk Heather N. Hillegeist.  

VISITORS:  Visitors in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: John Baetz, Joyce Harlow, Jyll Phillips, Kelly Gourley and Beranda Robison.  

MINUTES:  Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Keever, minutes of the December 31, 2021, year-end meeting were approved as written.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:  Council reviewed accounts payable lists containing December invoices in the amount of $10,276.59, and January invoices to date totaling $49,317.25. Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Larsen, all said invoices, in the amount of $59,593.84, were approved for payment.

DELINQ. ACCNTS.:  Three (3) accounts, totaling $451.87, were on the list of delinquent utilities reviewed and discussed.

ART CENTER:  Lincoln Art Center Director, Joyce Harlow, presented the Governing Body with a list of planned activities and classes available to the community during 2021. This year’s needs include new front windows and doors. Feldkamp moved to approve a $500 monetary donation to the Lincoln Art Center to help with funding projects. Motion seconded by Larsen, carried.  

PRIDE COMMITTEE:  Pride Committee Member Beranda Robison, reported on the past year’s projects the committee had completed. Pride committee purchased two “mommy and me” swings in the Lincoln City Park and held a disc golf fundraiser. The committee continues to recognize nice yards and community volunteers, along with planting flowers in the planters and decorating them for the holiday season. Robison requested a monetary donation to help with funding of future projects. Larsen moved to approve a $500 monetary donation to the Pride Committee, seconded by Corpstein, carried. Feldkamp abstained.  

LCIC PRIDE RES. 21-01:  A Resolution No. 21-01, entitled “KANSAS PRIDE PROGRAM 2021 ENTRY GOVERNMENT RESOLUTION,” to make the City of Lincoln Center part of the Kansas Pride Program. This would help with grant funding as the “Pride Committee” would be under the City of Lincoln Center as a governmental entity. Larsen moved to adopt Resolution No. 21-01. Motion seconded by Johnson, carried.  

POST ROCK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:  The Governing Body reviewed correspondence from Post Rock Community Foundation Board member John Baetz highlighting the 2021 grants and scholarships that (PRCF) supplied. Baetz wanted to remind the Governing Body that any donations made to (PRCF) in February, would be matched by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation at 150%. After discussion, Larsen moved to approve a $500 monetary donation to the Post Rock Community Foundation in February. Motion seconded by Corpstein, carried.  

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES:  Economic Development Director Kelly Gourley presented two different options for grant opportunities to help remodel the City Hall upstairs to make a new larger ADA accessible council meeting room. After discussion, Gourley and Clerk Hillegeist were approved to move forward with the Historic Preservation Fund Grant application that is due by March 31, 2021.

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL:  Upon motion by Keever, seconded by Corpstein, Lisa S. Feldkamp was elected President of the Council.  

OFFICIAL DEPOSITORIES:  Upon motion by Keever, seconded by Larsen, The Bank of Tescott and Citizens State Bank were designated as Official Depositories for City funds.  

APPOINTMENTS/CITY OFFICIALS:  Mayor Schwerdtfager made the following City Official appointments for the ensuing year:

                                                             City Clerk – Heather N. Hillegeist
                                                         Deputy City Clerk – Deirdre K. Mahin
                                                            City Treasurer – Galen L. Liggett
                                                             City Attorney – Jeffrey A. Norris
                                                                 Fire Chief – Jarrod Heinze
                                                          Municipal Judge – Brian V. Grace

There followed a motion by Keever, seconded by Johnson, to confirm the Mayor’s appointments and recommendation. Motion carried with a three to two vote.  

TRANSFER FUNDS:  A motion was made by Feldkamp, seconded by Larsen, to transfer $25,000 from the General Fund to the Recreation Fund for 2021 Rec Appropriation. Motion carried.

TRANSFER FUNDS:  A motion was made by Larsen, seconded by Corpstein, to transfer $50,408 from the Light Fund to the Bond and Interest Fund for 2021 GO Bond Payments. Motion carried.

NUISANCES:  Mayor Schwerdtfager reported that abandoned vehicles and nuisance properties will be the one of the first agendas of the City Attorney.  

FFCRA LEAVE:  After discussion, Keever moved to allow the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as specified by U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division to expire as specified as of December 31, 2020. Motion was seconded by Larsen, carried. Feldkamp abstained.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, Feldkamp moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Keever, carried. Council adjourned at 8:57 p.m.

                                                                                        /s/ Heather N. Hillegeist 
                                                                                        City Clerk

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