July 2014

July 7, 2014

The Lincoln Village Council met on Monday July 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.  Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Those present included: President Pro-tem Bonny Gauthier, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers and Council Members Healy, Phillips, Somers and Stutzman.  Absent were President Phillip Jordan, Council Member Philip Naylor and Attorney Cook. 
Minutes of the June meeting were approved on a motion from Phillips with support from Stutzman. Treasurerís report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Healy with support from Phillips.
Joe Lukasiewicz, candidate for State Senate appeared before the Council.  He gave a brief overview of his qualifications including his family members that live in the area.  He is running for the 36th District State Senate seat. 
Leroy Hall, fire chief gave his report.  It has been a relatively quiet month.  The department participated in the 4th of July parade in Barton City and will be present at the festivities in Mikado on July 12th.  

In old business Stutzman stated that he has checked the bathrooms at the playground.  He said they are in need of attention.  The menís bathroom is currently locked and people are using the womenís.  He also asked about having the roofs on both the Village Hall and the Maintenance Building redone.  He further stated we need 2 new garage doors on the Fire Department and possibly one on the maintenance building. He said the parking lots at the Hall and Senior Citizen Centers both need to be seal coated.  The sidewalks also need to be resealed on the red pebble section.  The irrigation system is broken and needs to be repaired on Traverse Bay.  There is also a need for a new net at the ball diamond.  The sidewalk along Fiske Street also needs to be repaired.  The towers at the playground are in need of a paint job.  There are several trees that need to be replaced and John questioned where the funds will come from to replace them.  A new boat launch and a new dock are needed.  He asked about the status of the new ball field. He is frustrated that the kids have to play in Harrisville rather than playing here.  He stated that the bleachers are in poor condition and need to be replaced.  He wants to consider eliminating the DDA and keeping the funds in the Village budget.  Discussion ensued and Phillips stated that he felt we need to have this discussion at a later date since President Jordan is not here to be a part of it.  Phillips said he believes that an evaluation of the DDA may be in order.  It was suggested that perhaps we need to start attending some of the DDA meetings.  Dick stated that he also had many of the same things in mind.   His biggest concern is with the bathrooms at the ball fields.  

In new business Phillips stated that he has checked the doggy stations and they are being used.  He stated that there are several washouts along the Streets and crack sealing needs to be taken care of.  
Bonny gave the Presidentís report.  Both the buoys and swim platforms have been put in and Port a Pottyís have been placed at the beach and boat launch.  Thanks to Bill Putsky, Ted Shaneour and Jeff Wilson for their help in putting the buoys and dock in.  A request was received for a grill to be placed at the boat launch.  The new storm drain has been taken care of along Second Street.  A motion was made by Phillips to put a bid out for requests for painting of the directional arrows and pedestrian lanes and stop bars.  Stutzman offered support.  Motion carried.   The new copier has been installed in the Village Hall.  An estimate was received for crack sealing all the streets that are in need.  The estimate was for $32,000.  President Jordan suggested breaking it down into manageable portions to be done in phases over a few years.  He further suggested that it be put out for bids.  Motion was made by Phillips/Stutzman to seek bids for crack sealing in the Village to be broken down into 3 segments.  Motion carried.  Once bids are received Council Members will then make a decision on what streets will be chosen for crack sealing this year.  Four applications have been received for the Maintenance Position.  Bonny suggested turning the applications over to the Human Resources Committee and following their advice regarding hiring of a person.  A motion was made by Phillips to move the applications over to the Human Resources Committee for evaluation and potential hiring of a new Maintenance Person.  Motion carried.  
Motion to pay the bills as presented was made by Phillips/Stutzman.  Carried.  Motion to adjourn was made by Healy/Stutzman.  Carried. 

Linda K. Somers
Village Clerk


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