AUG 2011

August 1, 2011

The Lincoln Village Council met on Monday August 1, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.  Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance with the following in attendance: President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Stutzman and Council Members, Gauthier, Lask, Naylor, Somers and Stutzman.  Absent was Council Member Healy.  Also present were Attorney Cook and several guests.

Minutes of the July meeting were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from Somers.  Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman. 

Fire Chief Leroy Hall stated that Anthony Escareno and Mike Serafin have completed their EMT classes. Council members offered their congratulations and thanks.  Leroy stated that he met with an insurance representative regarding risk assessment and suggestions were offered to help the department with their record keeping.  He stated that he is in the process of putting the information to work.  Leroy said they will be working with a new company to do yearly maintenance of the fire trucks.

In public comment Kathy Putsky said she is especially appreciative of the council and asked that Council members step up to help our Village President with issues within the community.  Deb Shaneour asked about the status of the siren.  Fire chief will check it out.  President Jordan thanked the Beautification Committee for their continued work on the flower and garbage pickup in town.  Deb was also thanked for her contribution in working on the photo frame that was recently donated to hold the picture of Abraham Lincoln.  The picture will be placed in the hall tonight. John Klinger, Gustin township supervisor stated that he is anxiously anticipating working with the planning commission for his township and the village.  President Jordan stated that he too looks forward to working things out trying to tie everything together with ordinances.  Mariel Alger stated that she feels the village council is doing a great job. 

In old business Stutzman asked about the status of bids for 3 electric boxes to be run outside at the hall.  Only 1 bid was received.  Jordan stated that he talked with another contractor but no other bids were received.  Motion was made by Somers with support from Gauthier to accept the bid from Larry’s Electric for a total of $418.00.  Carried.   Gauthier reported that she has been looking things over at the beach and believes that the picnic tables need to be worked on.  She asked about getting the tables refurbished or getting a new one.  She also asked about placing a bench at the water’s edge.  Jordan suggested planning to add something into the budget for next year.  Jordan stated that he or Bonny could ask about the status of tables/benches that are being retired from use once the streetscape is finished.  Somers stated that he has a bid for work on the village’s dump truck.  Motion was made by Stutzman with support from Gauthier to accept the bid from Kenny LaLonde for a total of $2570.00.  Carried.  Jordan further asked for Somers to see about having the brakes on the truck fixed at the same time.  Somers asked about selling one of the mowers since we are no longer using it.  Jordan will try to find a place to store it. Naylor stated that there have been a lot of questions about the streetscape. Jordan stated that once it’s done he believes residents will be very pleased. 

In new business Lask had positive comments in her dealings with the crew working on the streetscape.  Somers stated that work needs to be done at the Flights of Imagination again.  Jordan stated that the Lions will put together a work bee before the end of the summer.  Motion was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman to purchase a small fan (up to $50.00) Carried.  Gauthier asked about the status of wood left laying on a homeowner’s property.  Zoning administrator Troy Somers stated that he has sent out a letter and given the property owner 30 days to clean it up.  If the time expires without action being taken Attorney Cook will take further steps.  Troy stated that there is also another issue regarding a homeowner who has proceeded to put on a deck without a permit.  He has also sent out a letter to another property owner on F41 that needs to clean up his yard.  

Jordan gave his report.  Von Hoffman is assembling everything for the security system at the Flights of Imagination.  It is hoped that the cameras will be installed within the next few weeks.  The old posts are out at the beach area.  Special thanks to John Bernard of JB Auto for his help in removing them.  Thanks to Dick Somers, Jim Hart, Juan Hernandez and John Bernard for their help on this project.    The little dock has been fixed and is being enjoyed.  Plans are being made to anchor the big dock better next year to keep it more stable.

A letter was received from the Harrisville Arts Council for anyone interested in participating in the Labor Day Parade.  Interested persons may contact Sherry Werda at 724-5751.  A farmers market is being held on Saturday’s at the ARA site.  The time is from 10 till 2.  Classes for the clerk and treasurer will start soon.  A letter with details will be sent out soon to everyone who will be attending.  Somers asked about the status of the ground asphalt that is being stored by the Credit Union.  Jordan stated that everything should be cleaned up there soon.  Naylor asked about the final deadline for completion of the streetscape.  Jordan stated that it is hoped that 2nd Street is ready in time for the Lincoln Lions Car Show on August 27th.    Somers stated that there were several pieces of lumber stolen from the equipment shop while he was out of town.   He would like to install a new door.  Gauthier suggested getting prices for replacement and bringing to the next meeting. 

Motion to pay the bills as presented was made by Lask with support from Gauthier.  Carried.  Motion to adjourn was made by Gauthier with support from Lask.  Carried.

Linda K. Somers
Village Clerk
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