Monthly City Council Meeting Unofficial
Council Meeting June 11, 2018
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: Jack D. Crispin Jr., Lisa Feldkamp, Elijah Keever, Melodee Larsen and Louis Zsuzsics, Jr. Officials present: Attorney Daniel D. Metz and Clerk Heather N. Simms.
VISITORS: Visitors in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: Greg Babcock, David Gerstmann, Krista Biggs, Kelly Larson, Adam Boyd, Miki Blair, Bethany Pingel, Jyll Phillips, Shari McCullough-Pittenger, Debora Zachgo and Jessica Clay.
AGENDA AMENDMENTS: Councilmember Feldkamp requested the Governing Body add “Pride Committee” to the agenda.
MINUTES: Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Larson, Minutes of the May 14, 2018, regular meeting were approved as written.
PAYROLL VOUCHER: Payroll Voucher No. 18-05, for May wages and salaries in the amount of $61,354.86 was presented. A motion by Crispin, seconded by Zsuzsics, to approve said Payroll Voucher, carried.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Accounts Payable lists were reviewed. Invoices prepaid in May totaled $6,265.44. Unpaid invoices received to date totaled $201,218.70. Upon motion by Keever, seconded by Crispin, all said invoices, in the amount of $207,484.14, were approved for payment.
DELINQ. ACCNTS.: The Governing Body reviewed a list of nine (9) delinquent utility accounts in the amount of $1,007.35.
FIFTH ST. TEMP CLOSURE: Greg Babcock, representing Lincoln Park Manor, requested permission to temporarily close Fifth Street from Center Street to Park Street on the evening of June 29th for their annual 4th of July celebration for the residents, staff and families. Babcock also requested the use of barricades to block said street. Crispin moved to approve the temporary closure of Fifth Street from Center Street to Park Street on June 29th and allow usage of barricades, seconded by Zsuzsics.
LCEDF: Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation Director, Kelly Larson introduced her two summer interns Bethany Pingel and Miki Blair. She explained that the interns would be assisting business owners that were selected for the Downtown Design Assistance Program projects. City Hall was selected for the program with the project of making a larger, user friendly, council meeting room. Larson encouraged the Governing Body to contact the interns with ideas or concerns on the project.
PRIDE COMMITTEE: Krista Biggs, representing the Pride Committee, gave a report to the Governing Body regarding the “First Fridays in the Park.” Biggs said that they were pleased with the first event turnout. They again requested for trash cans, barricades and for electricity at the bandstand or the tennis court. Biggs said they would determine which site they want the temporary electric and make contact with City Hall prior to Friday, July 6th. The Governing Body approved the requests with Clerk Simms to inform Superintendent Meyer.
LAW ENF. CONTRACT: Sheriff Weigel had provided a new Agreement Amending the Law Enforcement Services Contract between the City of Lincoln Center and Lincoln County. Said Agreement provided for a $15,000 increase in compensation, bringing the total annual sum that the City was expected to pay to the County to $157,084.00, effective January 1, 2019. Feldkamp made a motion to approve the contract amendment, seconded by Crispin. Motion carried.
POOL UPDATE: Councilmember Feldkamp relayed that the pool is open and has been busy. Feldkamp stated she has put a lot of time in helping get the season started with several guards needing off through the month of June. She said there should not be a scheduling issue beyond June. Feldkamp asked to be compensated for her time beyond her duties of a councilmember. After discussion, Keever moved for Feldkamp to present an invoice at the July meeting that shows hours worked, pool schedule and jobs performed at pool beyond her councilmember position through the month of June only. Motion seconded by Crispin. Feldkamp abstained, carried.
CAR SHOW: Larsen moved to allow Lincoln Rod & Custom Car Show use of the City Park for the annual car show on September 22nd, seconded by Crispin.
REC DIRECTION COMM: Councilmember Keever presented the Governing Body with the “Rec Direction Committees” recommendations for the Rec Directors employment classification. After discussion, Crispin moved to reclassify the Rec Director’s job to a half-time hourly FLSA non-exempt position. Motion seconded by Larsen, carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Keever moved to recess into executive session pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception, K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(1), with City Attorney Metz, Clerk Simms, Rec Director Jessica Clay and Rec Boardmember Debora Zachgo, in order to discuss compensation of a city employee, for a period of fifteen (15) minutes. The open meeting will resume in the city council meeting room at 8:50 p.m. Motion seconded by Crispin, carried.
PERSONNEL WAGES: Larsen moved to pay Jessica Clay an hourly rate of $15.32 hour effective with the June payroll, which was the rate the Rec Commission intended to pay her. Motion seconded by Crispin, motion carried.
NUISANCE PROPERTIES: The Governing Body reviewed a list of nuisance properties.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Crispin moved to recess into executive session to discuss details of a lease negotiation between the City and Reddi Industries which discussion with the city attorney would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship exception, K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(2) for ten (10) minutes. The open meeting will resume in the city council meeting room at 9:08 p.m. Motion seconded by Keever, carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Crispin moved to recess into executive session to discuss details of a lease negotiation between the City and Reddi Industries, which discussion with the city attorney would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship exception, K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(2), for five (5) minutes. The open meeting will resume in the city council meeting room at 9:14 p.m. Motion seconded by Keever, carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Crispin moved to recess into executive session to discuss matters relating to certain terms of the Development Agreement between the City and Kansas Senior Living Inc. which discussion with the city attorney would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship exception, K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(2) for twenty (20) minutes. The open meeting will resume in the city council meeting room at 9:36 p.m. Motion seconded by Zsuzsics, carried.
RIGHT-OF-WAY: Attorney Metz had nothing to report on the Kinder Morgan right-of-way agreement.
2017 AUDIT: Clerk Simms said the 2017 audit was completed on May 30th.
2019 BUDGET: Clerk Simms advised she has started the 2019 Budget process and listed the items the Governing Body and Superintendent Meyer had mentioned for her to plan for in 2019.
TRANSFORMER: Mayor Schwerdtfager reported the city crew had been working on the Lincoln Park Manor electrical job and still don’t have any report on our transformer damage from Solomon Corporation.
ADJOURN: There being no further business, Feldkamp moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Crispin, carried. Council adjourned at 9:44 p.m.
/s/ Heather N. Simms