Monthly City Council Meeting Unofficial
Council Meeting February 13, 2017
ROLL CALL: The City Council of Lincoln Center convened in regular session at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Travis Schwerdtfager presiding. Councilmembers present: Jack D. Crispin, Jr., Lisa S. Feldkamp, Elijah Keever, Melodee K. Larsen, and Louis Zsuzsics, Jr. Officials present: Attorney Daniel D. Metz, Clerk Heather N. Simms. Also present: Superintendent Jesse C. Meyer.
VISITORS: Visitors in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: Robert White, Mike Schmaderer, James Metzler, Jessica Clay, Lori Spear, Joyce Harlow, Gaylene Zier Ryan, Nichole McDaniel, Nancy Walter, Jeff Ahring and Ricardo Hernandez.
AGENDA AMENDMENTS: There were no amendments to the council meeting agenda.
MINUTES: Upon motion by Crispin, seconded by Zsuzsics, minutes of the January 9, 2017, regular meeting were approved as written.
PAYROLL VOUCHER: Payroll Voucher No. 17-01, for January wages and salaries in the amount of $58,312.92, was presented. A motion by Crispin, seconded by Keever, to approve said Payroll Voucher, carried.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Accounts Payable lists were reviewed, including prepaid invoices in the amount of $69,387.54, and unpaid invoices totaling $181,976.97. Upon motion by Keever, seconded by Larsen, all said invoices in the amount of $251,364.51, were approved for payment.
DELINQ. ACCNTS.: Six (6) accounts, totaling $736.47, were on the list of delinquent utilities reviewed.
ART CENTER: Joyce Harlow, Lincoln Art Center Director informed the Governing Body of the activities that the Art Center provides to the community throughout the year. Harlow also provided a schedule of events that are planned for 2017. She explained the florescent tract lighting is in need of repair and any funding would be appreciated. Crispin thanked Harlow for all of the hard work and dedication. Crispin moved to approve a $500 monetary donation to the Lincoln Art Center to help fund future projects. Motion seconded by Zsuzsics, carried.
LIVE HEALTHY: Gaylene Zier-Ryan, Live Healthy Lincoln County, presented a “Tobacco-Free Policy” to the Governing Body. She stated the Lincoln Rec Commission had voted unanimously to support the policy. Zier-Ryan said the goal was to make the “recreation areas” tobacco and E-cigarette free. The areas recommended for the policy are the soccer fields, east and west ball diamonds and the City Park. She explained the enforcement would be by peer pressure and education. Zier-Ryan said there was funding available for signage that she would be applying for if the policy is adopted. After discussion, Crispin moved to table the matter until the March meeting, seconded by Larsen. Carried.
BIKE ACROSS KANSAS: Lincoln Chamber Secretary Nancy Walter relayed that Bike Across Kansas announced they would be stopping in Lincoln this year on June 13th. Walter has made contact with several community groups to serve meals and is already working on other activities to entertain 900 bikers. She said BAK estimates around 450-500 will camp in tents, the motel is booked, and Lincoln Jr. Sr. High School will be open as well. Walter said in the past BAK was allowed to swim at the municipal pool for free on that day and asked if that would be possible again. The Governing Body agreed to allow BAK participants to swim for free. Walter said she would come to future meetings to keep everyone informed of the events planned.
BEER LICENSE: An application for a license to retail Cereal Malt Beverages on the premises at 3 Amigos Mexican Restaurant was reviewed. The appropriate fee accompanied the application. Ricardo Hernandez, the applicant, was present to answer questions posed by the Governing Body and City Attorney. There followed a motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Crispin, that a Cereal Malt Beverage License be issued to Ricardo Hernandez. Motion carried.
ENGINE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION BID: Mike Schmaderer, Mid-States Energy Works, Inc., reviewed the bid with the Governing Body from the bid opening that was held February 10th at City Hall. He explained that only one bid was received but there were five (5) plan holders. Nichole McDaniel, North Central Regional Planning Commission, said she would have some additional paperwork for the Department of Commerce because we had only received one bid but, didn’t see it would be a problem because of the projects complexity. Farabee Mechanical Inc. submitted a bid of $256,820 to remove the #6 Enterprise Engine and install the new Genset-Diesel 2000kW Tier II engine. The bid included two (2) alternates heat shielding for $10,546 and soft start for $5,188.25. Schmaderer relayed the bid was comparable to the estimate that was submitted with the grant application in October of 2015. Feldkamp moved to accept the bid from Farabee Mechanical Inc. for removal and installation of engines for $256,820 and alternate bid number two (2) for a soft start on the new engine for $5,188.25. Motion seconded by Crispin, carried.
RADIATOR SHED BIDS: Engineer James Metzler, RMA Engineering, LLC reviewed the bids with the Governing Body from the bid opening that was held February 10th at City Hall. Metzler explained that two (2) bids were received for a new metal radiator building. He said the building was different so contractors came on site to inspect the existing building to better understand the project bid. There will be a 20 year warranty on the walls, 5 year warranty on roof, roll up doors on sides and mechanical louvers on the roof. Metzler explained after the bid is accepted the contractor then will submit a drawing of the purposed building. He assured a performance bond would guarantee the building will be complete to the specifications. Feldkamp moved to accept the bid from TREB Construction, Inc., for a 50’ 6” X 28’ 6” metal building meeting the specifications in the project manual for $82,571. Motion seconded by Larsen, carried.
PLC CONTROL PROPOSAL: Mike Schmaderer, Mid-States Energy Works, Inc., presented a proposal to the Governing Body for a Programmable Logic Controller for the new Genset-Diesel 2000kW Tier II Engine. This will make the power plant controls automated. The proposal includes the PLC, software, interfacing with the existing control panels and labor. Crispin moved to accept the proposal from Mid-States Energy Works, Inc., for $43,800 plus taxes for a PLC on the new engine, seconded by Keever. Carried.
G O BOND RES. 17-01: Clerk Simms explained that due to the bids coming in lower than expected it was determined that the City would only need to seek $600,000 in GO Bonds. After discussion, a Resolution was presented to the Governing Body entitled: “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE OFFERING FOR SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2017, OF THE CITY OF LINCOLN CENTER, KANSAS.” The Resolution was considered and discussed; and on motion of Larsen, seconded by Crispin, the Resolution was adopted unanimously, it was given No. 17-01, and directed to be signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk.
LCIC PRIDE RES. 17-02: A Resolution No. 17-02, entitled “KANSAS PRIDE PROGRAM 2017 ENTRY GOVERNMENT RESOLUTION,” to make the City of Lincoln Center part of the Kansas Pride Program. This would help with grant funding as the “Pride Committee” would be under the City of Lincoln Center as a governmental entity. Crispin moved to adopt Resolution No. 17-02. Motion seconded by Keever, carried.
LIBRARY: Lincoln Carnegie Library’s 2016 Annual report was reviewed by the Governing Body.
KMEA DIRECTOR #1: Upon motion by Feldkamp, seconded by Larsen, Jack D. Crispin, Jr. 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, 2019.
SALARY COMPENSATION ORD NO. 715: Attorney Metz presented “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 608 AND ARTICLE 3, SECTION 1-315 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF LINCOLN CENTER, KANSAS, SPECIFYING THE COMPENSATION OF THE OFFICE HOLDERS OF THE CITY OF LINCOLN CENTER, KANSAS” Said ordinance provides compliance with K.S.A. 14-201, designating compensation for elected and appointed City officials. Crispin moved to adopt said Ordinance with the following compensation ranges: Mayor $200-375 per month, Council Members $50-112.50 per meeting, City Treasurer $185-300 per month, Municipal Judge $185-300 month, City Clerk $3400-6600 per month, Deputy City Clerk $14-25.50 per hour, City Attorney $100 per month (plus additional time as billed) and Fire Chief $85-150 per month. Motion seconded by Keever. Upon call for vote, the following Councilmembers voted Aye: Crispin, Feldkamp, Keever, Larsen, and Zsuzsics. Councilmembers voting Nay: None. The Ordinance was declared passed, was approved and signed by the Mayor, assigned #715 by the City Clerk, and ordered to be published once in the Official City Newspaper
Councilmember Keever explained he hasn’t had any response to his letter. He requested permission to use websites and possibly write an article in the newspaper to assist with his employment recruitment ad. The Governing Body had no objections to Keever’s suggestions.
NUISANCES: Attorney Metz was asked to move forward with the notification process on the three (3) properties abated in June of 2016. Superintendent Meyer was asked to talk to the property owner of the house on School Street.
RABIES CLINIC: Clerk Simms said this year’s annual rabies clinic would be held March 11th from 9 to 11 a.m. Your Other Family Doctor has agreed to the date. Crispin moved for the City to pay for the notice in the newspaper, seconded by Larsen.
EDUCATION: Clerk Simms advised she would be attending the Midwest Public Risk meeting on March 14th and the City Clerk’s Conference being held in Wichita on March 14-17th.
COMMUNITY CLEANUP: Councilmember Feldkamp advised the Pride Committee would be in charge of the community cleanups this year. The first date is set for April 29th.
ADJOURN: There being no further business, Crispin moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Zsuzsics, carried. Council adjourned at 9:54 p.m.
/s/ Heather N. Simms