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Council Chambers

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 and Clerk Heather N. Hillegeist.  

VISITORS:  Others in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: Robert White, Kelly Larson, George Plante, Arza Hammond and Jyll Phillips. 

AGENDA AMENDMENT:  USD298 Pool Use was added to the Agenda.

MINUTES:  Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Larsen, Minutes of the July 13, 2020, regular meeting were approved as written.

PAYROLL VOUCHER:  Payroll Voucher No. 20-07, for July wages and salaries in the amount of $63,404.24, 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 July totaled $5,588.54, and unpaid invoices received to date totaled $120,411.16. Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Keever, all invoices in the amount of $125,999.70 were approved for payment.  

DELINQ. ACCNTS.:  The Governing Body reviewed a list of seven (7) delinquent utility accounts totaling $1,101.35.

NEIGHBORHOOD REVIT.:  The current Neighborhood Revitalization Plan expires December 31, 2020. Following discussion, Feldkamp moved to approve the new Neighborhood Revitalization Plan as written, seconded by Keever. Carried.  

Feldkamp moved to adopt Resolution No. 20-05, to provide for notice of a public hearing to be held at 8:00 p.m. on September 14, 2020, to discuss renewal of the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan for 2021 through 2024, with the area of the Plan to be City-wide. Motion seconded by Keever, carried.

MUNICIPAL POOL:  Councilmember Feldkamp reported that the pool recently started a leak in the circulating lines under the cement deck that is causing substantial water loss. After discussion, Keever moved to deny USD298 to use the pool this year due to the additional expenses that would occur and to allow for the City to immediately drain the pool and start repairs. Motion was seconded by Johnson, carried. Larsen abstained.

2021 BUDGET:  Mayor Schwerdtfager opened a public hearing, for the purpose of hearing and answering comments regarding the proposed 2021 Budget. No objections or comments were received from the public. Mayor Schwerdtfager then closed the budget hearing. There followed a motion by Keever, seconded by Feldkamp, to approve and adopt the Budget for the year 2021. Motion carried.

POOL REPAIR BIDS:  Two bids were received for the painting and repair of the pool guttering. George Plante, Pools Plus, presented his bid in the amount of $87,972.63 and answered several questions. The other bid was dropped off earlier in the day by Hamza Smajlovic, Fort Dem Enterprises, in the amount of $45,349.00. After discussion, Keever moved to contract with Pools Plus to help the City to locate the source of the leaks and table the paint bids until after the leaks are found and repaired by the city crew. Motion seconded by Corpstein, carried. 

AIRPORT FARM LEASE:  Attorney Metz shared concerns of the airport farm ground condition.

PERSONNEL:  Clerk Hillegeist notified the Governing Body that Superintendent Meyer had hired a new employee, Michael Soukup, as a Maintenance Worker. Soukup started on July 27, 2020 at the starting wage of $13.00 per hour. Feldkamp moved to approve the hiring of the employee, seconded by Larsen. Motion carried.

SPARK FUNDS:  Clerk Hillegeist reported to the Governing Body she had applied for reimbursed expenses due to Covid 19 under the Covid 19 SPARKS Funding and had already received $2,705.49 that was requested. Hillegeist also applied for three (3) projects under SPARKS Funding totaling $33,929.40. Hillegeist said she was notified by the County the projects were approved, but State approval would not be completed until September 7th. The projects included two (2) laptops with cameras and microphones totaling $2,378.00, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the city crew in the amount of $5,828.40 and a service window installation at City Hall to allow for customers to be helped face to face without contact totaling $25,723.00. All projects have to be completed and paid by December 31, 2020. After discussion, Keever moved for Hillegeist to move forward with the purchase of the laptops, PPE and the Engineering/Architectural part of the window project, regardless of the approval from the State on the SPARK projects. Motion seconded by Johnson, carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  At 8:55 p.m., Keever moved to recess to executive session pursuant to justification (b)(1) of K.S.A. 75-4319 with City Attorney Metz and City Clerk Hillegeist present, for a period of ten (10) minutes for discussion of personnel matters of nonelected personnel. Motion seconded by Larsen, carried. The City Council returned to regular session at 9:05 p.m.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, Keever moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Corpstein, carried. Council adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

                                                                                        /s/ Heather N. Hillegeist 
                                                                                        City Clerk

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