Monthly City Council Meeting Unofficial
Council Meeting June 8, 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: Angela K. Corpstein, Lisa S. Feldkamp, Brennan Johnson, Elijah Keever, and Melodee K. Larsen. Officials present: Attorney Daniel D. Metz, Clerk Heather N. Hillegeist.
VISITORS: Visitors in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: Tracee Hamilton, Doug Lebien, Mitch Meyer, Galen Liggett and Jyll Phillips.
AGENDA AMENDMENTS: There were no amendments to the council meeting agenda.
MINUTES: Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Keever, Minutes of the May 11, 2020, regular meeting were approved as written. Feldkamp made a motion to approve Minutes of the May 26, 2020 special meeting, seconded by Johnson.
PAYROLL VOUCHER: Payroll Voucher No. 20-05, for May wages and salaries in the amount of $57,364.73 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 May totaled $35,742.12. Unpaid invoices received to date totaled $124,465.18. Upon motion by Keever, seconded by Corpstein, all said invoices, in the amount of $160,207.30, were approved for payment.
DELINQ. ACCNTS.: The Governing Body reviewed a list of fourteen (14) delinquent utility accounts in the amount of $2,248.39.
CEMETERY SEXTON: Cemetery Sexton Tracee Hamilton asked the Governing Body where they would like to keep all the records that were at the previous sexton’s residence. After discussion, it was decided the “city crew” will construct shelving in the upstairs closet that can be locked. Hamilton could use the Council meeting room to work in during business hours.
DOUG LEBEIN REAL ESTATE: Larsen moved that the City waive the right of first refusal contained in the deed and current real
POOL: After discussion, Larsen moved to open the pool June 15th with the County Health Officer approving the cleaning check list schedule, with the hours previously set at the May meeting. Motion seconded by Keever, carried. Feldkamp moved not to have pool parties for the 2020 pool season, seconded by Larsen. Carried.
OFFICIALS RESIDENCY CHARTER ORD. #10: Attorney Metz presented the Governing Body with a copy of a Residency Charter Ordinance that was requested at the March Council meeting. This Charter Ordinance exempts Appointed Officials of City of Lincoln Center residency requirements. After discussion, Feldkamp moved to pass the following Charter Ordinance, entitled, “A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF LINCOLN CENTER, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 14-205 AND K.S.A 14-1502, PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT AND REMOVING LIMITATIONS ON RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CITY CLERK AND FIRE CHIEF.” The motion was seconded by Corpstein. Upon call for vote, the following Councilmembers voted Aye: Corpstein, Feldkamp, Johnson, Keever, Larsen. Councilmembers voting Nay: None. The Charter Ordinance was declared passed, was approved and signed by the Mayor, assigned #10 by the City Clerk, and ordered to be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper.
SERVICE WINDOW: Councilmember Keever asked the Governing Body about making a service window at City Hall that would allow for the office to remain open if another Covid outbreak occurs and to provide security. After
discussion, Councilmember Johnson agreed to look at the office and see what options would be available. Clerk Hillegeist was asked to put the topic on the agenda for July Council meeting.
NUISANCE PROPERTIES: The Governing Body reviewed a list of nuisance properties.
ANIMAL SHELTER: Attorney Metz asked the Governing Body if they wanted to allow the Lincoln Area Humane Society to rehome the out of town dogs that are put in the city Animal Shelter by law enforcement. After discussion, it was agreed that we should encourage the help of the Humane Society to rehome these animals as allowed and necessary.
2021 BUDGET: Clerk Hillegeist advised she has started the 2021 Budget process and asked the Governing Body if they had any projects they would like to see in the budget. Clerk Hillegeist will ask Superintendent Meyer for some figures for the budget.
POOL REPAIRS: Councilmember Feldkamp relayed that George Plante with Pool Plus had come to look at the pool and will be sending a bid for repairs for a meeting in the near future.
ADJOURN: There being no further business, Keever moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Johnson, carried. Council adjourned at 9:14 p.m.
/s/ Heather N. Hillegeist