Council Minutes

Minutes of the City of Lincoln City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting held in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Mayor Neitzel called the regular City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. There were seven Aldermen present (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Parrott, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch), one seat vacant and none absent. Also present were Police Chief Adams, Street Superintendent Mr. Landers, Fire Chief Miller, Waste Water Manager Mr. Ferguson, Deputy Building and Safety Officer Mrs. Ingram and. Also present were Mayor Neitzel, City Administrator Mr. Johnson, City Treasurer Mr. Conzo, City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach, City Attorney Mr. Blinn Bates and Recording Secretary Mrs. Riggs.

Mayor Neitzel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Participation:

Mrs. Wanda Rohlfs was present to discuss the 2017-2018 was approved. In 2013 the utility tax was proposed. She believed that the vote was 5 ayes and 5 nays and Keith Snyder broke the tie by his aye.

Presentation by Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency:

Jim Struebing and Mitzie Rohlfs were present to discuss the intergovernmental agreement and the changes to that agreement. There are three municipalities that have approved it. They met with the Logan County Board and they felt that the term was too long. They would like to know what term the City of Lincoln was considering.

Alderman Bauer said they would like to discuss this at a workshop meeting. There has not been any progress since the new Mayor and new Aldermen will not be in place until after May 1, 2017.

Mr. Struebing said he didn’t want to anyone opting out of the Joint Solid Waste Agency. He felt that 10 years and 12 years might be better than a shorter time.

Request to Permit:

Run Hog Wild 5k – This will be placed on Consent Agenda on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Lincoln Area Music Society – This will be on the Consent Agenda on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Zero Tolerance – Cancer Benefit Ride – This will be on the Consent Agenda on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Third Friday Events – This will be placed on the Consent Agenda on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Administration of Oath of Office 5-1-17:

Mayor Neitzel asked to have this on the Agenda for Monday, May 1, 2017

Other Discussion:

Alderman Tibbs said the Street Department assisted with cleaning out the storage room across from the City Clerk’s office.

Alderman Tibbs thanked City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach for her years of service.

City Clerk Mrs. Susan Gehlbach read a letter thanking the City Officials, City Administrators, City Attorney, Department heads for their cooperation, Mayor Neitzel, Joy Fulk, Becky Strait, Doris Anderson, Brenda McCabe, Dawn Crowell, Ann Davis, Candi Buche, Julie Landers and Chris Kaufman which were all a part of the City Clerk’s office.

Street Superintendent Mr. Landers said Broadway is closed at the railroad tracks from 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Alderman Hoefle said this is a big weekend with The Mill reopening.

Alderman Hoefle said that City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach had treated everyone with respect.

Mayor Neitzel thanked City Attorney Mr. Blinn Bates, City Administrator Mr. Johnson and City Clerk Mrs. Gehlbach.

Alderman Tibbs thanked Mayor Neitzel for her service.

Executive Session:    

There was no Executive Session.

Upcoming Meetings:

Council: Monday, May 1, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.  

Committee of Whole:     Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.

Alderman Tibbs made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Alderman Horn seconded it. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Horn, Alderman Parrott, Alderman Tibbs and Alderman Welch), zero nays, one seat vacant and none absent; motion carried.

The City of Lincoln Committee of the Whole Meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Risa Riggs

Recording Secretary

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