VILLAGE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
December 3, 2012
Lincoln Village Council met on Monday December 3, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. The following officers were sworn in: President Phillip Jordan, Treasurer Mary Kossa, Clerk Linda Somers and Council Members John Stutzman and Richard Somers. Those in attendance included: President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Stutzman and Council Members: Gauthier, Healy, Lask, Somers and Stutzman.
Minutes of the November meeting were approved on a motion from Healy with support from Stutzman. Treasurerís report was approved on a motion from Stutzman with support from Gauthier. Treasurer Kossa stated that she would like to commend the Playground Committee with the help of Teresa Hart and Naomi Potter for their successful bake sales recently. A large deposit was made to the account due to the efforts of all the "bakers".
Leroy Hall, Fire Chief stated that once again it has been a very busy month. He stated that he would like to send several of the firefighters to ice/rescue training in February. Due to many unexpected costs within the fire department this year President Jordan suggested they try to seek funding from other sources to help cover the cost of training.
In public comment time Phil Phillips stated that he and Vickie are getting prepared to move into their new home on Brownlee Lake. Connie Stutzman stated that the next meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on January 17th at the Village Hall. Council Member Richard Somers gave information to everyone present regarding application for grant funds through Moran Iron Works. He would like to apply for help to get money for fencing around the new ball field. Bonny will also continue to work on finding more grant funds elsewhere too. President Jordan asked for everyone to get their paperwork in order by next monthís meeting. The Festival of Lights will begin on Friday night at 5:30. The bonfire will begin at 4:30 followed by reindeer games, caroling, wagon rides etc. The judging of light displays will begin on Tuesday evening. Gift bags will be passed out for all the children and a cake/cookie walk will be held.
In new business Stutzman said he will continue to plan for spring planting of flowers and needed repairs of the Flights of Imagination playground. President Jordan stated that they will be putting in about 6" of sand, resealing the entire complex, adding new mulch and painting and repairing wherever needed. He stated that he believes it will look great once it is re-done. Gauthier gave out information about a blood drive that will be held at Lincoln Haven on December 14th from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Council Meeting dates were set for 2013 as follows: January 7th, February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, September 3rd, October 7th, November 4th and December 2nd. All meetings will be held at the Village Hall at 7 p.m. A budget meeting will be held on January 10th at 6 p.m.
President Jordan asked about having someone to maintain the flower gardens at the Senior Citizen Center. Anyone who is interested is asked to contact him. A flagpole was installed at Railroad Park in honor of Cecil K. Linton. Thanks go to his family members. A new bladder tank was installed at the Maintenance Building. A new thermostat was also installed and new filters were installed also. The new snow removal equipment for the sidewalks was used recently. President Jordan stated that so far it is working very well. Thanks go to many individuals for their help in maintaining things in the Village. Thank you to all who have helped in any way!! A motion was made by Gauthier with support from Lask to advertise the 1995 truck in the local newspaper. Carried. A motion to advertise for an open Council seat was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman . Carried. President Jordan wished everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!
Motion to pay the bills as presented was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Carried.