Monthly City Council Meeting Unofficial
Council Meeting February 8, 2021
St. Patrick's Parish Hall @ 216 W. Elm:
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 Jeffrey A. Norris, Clerk Heather N. Hillegeist. Also present: Superintendent Jesse C. Meyer.
VISITORS: Visitors in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: Kelly Gourley and Jyll Phillips.
AGENDA AMENDMENTS: There were no amendments to the agenda.
MINUTES: Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Corpstein, minutes of the January 11, 2021, regular meeting were approved as written.
PAYROLL VOUCHER: Payroll Voucher No. 21-01, for January wages and salaries in the amount of $70,479.85, was presented. A motion by Larsen, seconded by Johnson, to approve said Payroll Voucher, carried.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Accounts Payable lists were reviewed, including prepaid invoices in the amount of $41,976.13, and unpaid invoices totaling $185,821.55. Upon motion by Keever, seconded by Feldkamp, all said invoices in the amount of $227,797.68, were approved for payment.
DELINQ. ACCNTS.: Three (3) accounts, totaling $833.81, were on the list of delinquent utilities reviewed.
CDBG HOUSING GRANT: Economic Development Director Kelly Gourley presented the Governing Body with an opportunity to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Housing Rehabilitation Program to help with the housing problems in Lincoln. After discussion, Keever moved for Gourley to proceed with the beginning stages of the process to see if there is any community interest in the program. Motion seconded by Larsen, carried.
REC COMM APPT.: Mayor Schwerdtfager appointed Mitchell Keller to an unexpired two-year term as a member of the Lincoln Recreation Commission. Feldkamp moved to confirm the Mayor’s appointment, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
KMEA DIRECTOR #1: Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Corpstein, Elijah Keever was appointed to serve as the City of Lincoln Center’s Director #1 on the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency’s Board of Directors expiring April 30, 2023.
CDBG PROJECT UPDATE: Clerk Hillegeist relayed to the Governing Body that the CDBG Water Line Project went out to bid on Jan 19th and the bid opening will be held February 19th at City Hall at 11 a.m.
PERSONNEL: Superintendent Meyer reported Michael Soukup had successfully completed his 6-month training period and made recommendation that he receive a $1/hour increase in pay. Larsen moved to grant Soukup a $1/hour pay increase and the benefits associated with “full-time” employee, effective with the February, 2021 payroll. Motion seconded by Keever, carried.
NUISANCES: Superintendent Meyer reported there is fifty-seven (57) properties with inoperable vehicles on them and is working with Attorney Norris on the next list of notices to be issued.
ATTORNEY AGREEMENT: Attorney Norris presented the Governing Body with an “Agreement of Legal Services” to be reviewed and approved. After discussion, Keever moved to approve the agreement as written, motion seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
EDUCATION: Clerk Hillegeist advised she would be attending the City Clerk’s Conference being held virtually on March 17th-19th.
ADJOURN: There being no further business, Keever moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Johnson, carried. Council adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
/s/ Heather N. Hillegeist