Council Minutes

Minutes of the City of Lincoln City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting held in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 11, 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 Hom, 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, and Deputy Building and Safety Officer Mrs. Ingram. 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:

There was no Public Participation.

Tourism Update:

Gail Sasse, Marilyn Wheat and Ron Keller were present to discuss he quarterly report for January, February and March reports. An interim director will be in place while Mr. Hoagland is recovering. She discussed the Tropics sign. There are updated brochures for the City of Lincoln and County of Logan.There are three new members. Their office is still open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Request t o Permit -1 00 Block of North Sheridan Street Closure:

Alderman Tibbs said she looked at the area that is going to be closed on the 100 block of No. Sheridan. She said she didn't see any problems

This will be placed on the Regular Agenda for Monday, April 17, 2017.

Proposal for Auditing Services -Estes Bri dgewater & Ogden:

City Administrator Mr. Clay Johnson said the City of Lincoln has been using Estes Bridgewater

& Ogden with Laurie Milosovich has done the audits and they have asked for a renewal for 3 more years at a cost of $22,000.00 each year. The fee is reasonable and they provide continuity in the auditing services.

City Treasurer Mr. Conzo said they come and do their work at City Hall for 3 or 4 days. They are prompt in getting information to the City.

This will be placed on the agenda for Monday, April 17, 2017.

 

Asbestos Abatement Bid Award at Jefferson School:

 

KAM Services bid included all the asbestos related materials in the school along with the exterior soffit to be removed. KAM S services also included the fees for third party air clearance which is required.

Abateco, Inc, only included the 150 square foot area to be removed and did not include third party air clearance which they projected at $2,400.00.                      This would bring their amount to

$83,300.00.

Alderman Tibbs did not have a problem with this. Police Chief Adams said that about every room is going to have asbestos in it.

This will be placed on the agenda for Monday, April 17, 2017.

Ordinance :Land Exchange with Rlinois American Water

Mayor Neitzel said this should be placed on the agenda.

Third Friday Budget:

The Third Friday dates for 2017 are as follows: May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 15. At the next COW, the committee will formally request closure of the downtown streets in similar areas as last year. They were looking to condense the areas and will not utilize the 100 block of N. Kickapoo Street.

Resolution : FY 2018 Budget

The City advertised the public inspection of the draft FY 2018 budget and set a public hearing on Friday, April 7th. Per statute, the draft budget must be made available ten days prior to the hearing/passage and a notice of a public hearing must occur at least 7 days prior to the final action on the budget. The draft budget is on file with the City Clerk and available during regular business hours.

Other Discussi on:

Alderman Tibbs said the streets should not have grass clippings on them.

Street Superintendant Mr. Landers said Broadway will be shut down from Kickapoo to the alley way going West for probably the next day or two. A main sewer line failed and the manhole fell. The Sewer department will begin getting it repaired.

Alderman Bauer gave an update on the Tropic Sign. The committee has submitted four large grants and the tourism board eluded to the Tourism had to meet in order to get paperwork through the Woods Foundation. The Millan's have partnered with the process.

 

Executive Session:

There was no Executive Session.

Upcoming Meetings:

Council: Monday,April 17,2017 -7:00 p.m.

Committee of Whole:   Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -7:00 p.rn.

Alderman Tibbs made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Alderman Hom seconded it. There were seven ayes (Alderman Bauer, Alderman Hoefle, Alderman Hoinacki, Alderman Hom, 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 7:40 p.m. Respectfully submitted,

Risa Riggs Recording Secretary

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