VILLAGE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
October 1, 2012
Lincoln Village Council met on Monday October 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Those present included President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Stutzman, and Council Members, Gauthier, Healy, Lask, Naylor and Stutzman. Council Member Somers was absent. Also present were Attorney Cook and guests.
Minutes of the September meeting were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from Lask. Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Minutes of the Public hearing were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman.
Fire Chief Leroy Hall presented a copy of a 3 year agreement for firefighter policy for those joining the department. He stated that it has been an extremely busy month. Attorney Cook said that the department should be billing property owners for any and all fires per a prior ordinance.
In public comment time
· Rich Gillies approached the Council for help in funding the Festival of Lights celebration. Motion was made by Gauthier to give $300 towards the effort. Stutzman offered support. Motion carried.
· Teresa Hart and Naomi Potter stated that they are attempting to raise funds for fiberfill in the Flights of Imagination. They were original members of the playground building committee and decided to take the project on again. New fiberfill will cost approximately $5,300 by going through the same company who supplied it the first time. President Jordan stated that the Lincoln Lions will help by getting sand in place before topping off with the fiberfill. They are also intending to apply for several grants. Teresa stated that they will be selling slats again to help raise funds. The slats will be available for purchase during the Trick or Trunk and Chili Cook-off weekend. Anyone interested in purchasing slats may contact Teresa Hart at 736-8936 or Naomi Potter at 736-3137.
· Teresa reminded everyone that the Chili Cook-off will be held on October 27th from 11a.m. till 2 p.m. and the Trick or Trunk will be held from 12 p.m.to 1.p.m. A pet costume contest will also be held at 1 p.m.
· Our maintenance man, Dick Somers is home recuperating from hip surgery. The Village Council wishes him a very speedy recovery.
· One bid was received for road work on Hawley Street and Fiske Street. The bid was from Everett Goodrich Trucking & Asphalt. A motion was made by Lask with support from Gauthier to accept and award the bid to Goodrich. The total cost for the two streets is $48,861.
In old business Stutzman stated that he has things lined up for work on the picnic tables at the Flights of Imagination playground. John will be working on cleanouts for the sewer storm drains in preparation for the winter season. Gauthier received news that we obtained a $1,000 grant from the community foundation for work on the new baseball field. President Jordan suggested that she consider applying for more grants. Bonny will put together a report for what is needed and what the cost for the project will be and present at next month’s meeting. Healy will be ordering lights for the poles as needed for replacement and back-up. Mary is continuing to look for artificial trees and reindeer for placement in the downtown area.
In new business Naylor said he has enjoyed working as a member of the Village Council. Although he will not be serving after the election he stated that he will continue to do anything he can to help out his community. Motion was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman to set the trick or treat hours for Halloween from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Motion carried.
President Jordan stated that DDA members are looking at snow removal equipment to purchase for using on the sidewalks this year. A decision is expected to be made by December at the latest. An advertisement will be placed offering the old Village Pick-up for sale in “as is” condition. It appears that all the paperwork has been turned in for the 2 streetscapes and we are just now awaiting word on the final closeout papers. President Jordan stated that the docks and buoys have been removed and the restrooms have been closed and winterized. Letters were received by local residents regarding the Lincoln Post Office. Meeting will be held on October 23rd at 5 p.m. at the Village Hall. This meeting will address concerns about whether or not hours should be reduced or other changes made. Residents are urged to attend this meeting and voice their concerns.
Motion was made by Gauthier with support from Lask to pay the bills as presented. Carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Gauthier with support from Healy. Carried.
Linda K. Somers