Monthly City Council Meeting Unofficial
Council Meeting May 11, 2020
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 R. Schwerdtfager presiding. Councilmembers present: Angela K. Corpstein, Lisa S. Feldkamp, Brennan Johnson, Elijah Keever, and Melodee K. Larsen. Officials present: Attorney Dan Metz and Clerk Heather N. Hillegeist.
VISITORS: Visitors in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: Jyll Phillips, Kelly Larson, Galen Liggett, Nichole McDaniel, Jenny Hillegeist and Jim Gourley.
AGENDA AMENDMENTS: There were no amendments to the council meeting agenda.
MINUTES: Upon motion by Keever, seconded by Corpstein, Minutes of the April 13, 2020, regular meeting were approved as written.
PAYROLL VOUCHER: Payroll Voucher No. 20-04, for April wages and salaries in the amount of $58,845.78 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 April totaled $40,770.71. A list of unpaid invoices received to date totaled $72,728.89. Upon motion by Keever, seconded by Larsen, all said invoices in the amount of $113,500.60, were approved for payment.
REC COMM APPT.: Mayor Schwerdtfager appointed Nick Pounds to an unexpired two-year term as a member of the Lincoln Recreation Commission. Larsen moved to confirm the Mayor’s appointment, seconded by Feldkamp. Motion carried.
FRA TREASURER BOND: Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Corpstein, the Treasurer’s bond for the Lincoln Firefighters Relief Association, in the amount of $15,000.00, was approved.
CDBG PUBLIC HEARING: Mayor Schwerdtfager opened the public hearing to receive comments regarding an application for funding, under the Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation CDBG Grant program, to improve the building’s interior and exterior condition at 113 West Lincoln Avenue. The exterior improvements include; tuck point/masonry work, replace leaking roof, replace gutters and downspouts, replace exterior door, and aluminum storefront. The interior improvements include; electrical and plumbing updates along with HVAC, insulating and repairing damaged floors, walls, and ceiling. Additional activities include architectural design, construction administration, project administration and environmental review. The estimated project cost is $375,714; with the block grant request for $250,000 and local match commitment at $125,714 to be paid by Kelly Larson, owner of Prairie State Properties, LLC. Written correspondence was received in opposition of the project.
CDBG WATER PROJECT: Several documents relating to the CDBG Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation Project were introduced. An Agreement for Administration services was received from the North Central Regional Planning Commission, City of Lincoln Center Matching Funds Agreement with Owner, Statement of Assurances and Certifications and a Disclosure Report. Feldkamp moved to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign and execute said documents for the CDBG Application. Motion seconded by Johnson, carried.
CDBG RES. # 20-03: Resolution No. 20-03 was presented, entitled “RESOLUTION CERTIFYING LEGAL AUTHORITY TO APPLY FOR THE 2020 KANSAS SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AND SUBMIT SUCH AN APPLICATION.” Keever moved to adopt Resolution 20-03. Motion seconded by Larsen, carried.
CDBG RES. # 20-04: Resolution No. 20-04 was presented, entitled “A RESOLUTION DECLARING A BUILDING BLIGHTED WITH REPSECT TO THE KANSAS SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM.” Keever moved to adopt Resolution 20-04. Motion seconded by Corpstein, carried.
POOL: The Governing Body discussed several pool topics, hours of operation, season start/end dates and season pass rates. Keever moved to open the pool June 15th through August 8th, with operating hours of 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Sundays and reduce the family season pass to $45 and individual pass to $20 due to a shorter pool season.
POOL PERSONNEL: Councilmember Feldkamp reported 7 applications had been received. After discussion, Keever moved to offer employment to Nathan Feldkamp for Manager at $11/hour, Landon O’Hare for Assistant Manager/guard at $8.75/7.75/hour, Jaina White $7.50/hour, Kelsey Decker, Keegan Budreau, Kaden O’Hare and Brooke Wehrman $7.25/hour according to the 2013 pay scale, subject to the acquisition of all required certifications. Keever’s motion also stated the stipulation that either the manager or assistant manager must be present for the pool to open. Motion was seconded by Corpstein. Feldkamp abstained.
ADJOURN: There being no further business, Larsen moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Feldkamp, carried. Council adjourned at 8:39 p.m.
/s/ Heather N. Hillegeist