Lincolnville Council addresses public petitions

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The Lincolnville City Council met for its regular meeting July 7.

Among the public petitions addressed at the meeting were street maintenance and storage of city equipment.

Also, in response to John Chizek’s question about jake brakes within the city limits, Marion County Sheriff Lee Becker said a county resolution is required before his office can enforce it.

In an update to the council, Chizek reported that City Clerk Jane Pigorsch and David Schneider attended a meeting in Topeka regarding the Kan-Step grant process, with the first step being to complete the LMI survey. The city must have an 85 percent return and meet the 51 percent LMI standards.

Pigorsch and Schneider will go door-to-door to hand-deliver the surveys to residents, and they also will pick up the surveys to Topeka so results can be tabulated.

During the meeting, the council discussed and took action on the following items:

Capproved sending a certified letter to individuals with sewer bills that are six months and older. Payment must be received by July 31. Bills not paid in full will be turned over the the Marion County clerk’s office for collection on property taxes.

The Lincolnville City Council met for its regular meeting July 7.

Among the public petitions addressed at the meeting were street maintenance and storage of city equipment.

Also, in response to John Chizek’s question about jake brakes within the city limits, Marion County Sheriff Lee Becker said a county resolution is required before his office can enforce it.

In an update to the council, Chizek reported that City Clerk Jane Pigorsch and David Schneider attended a meeting in Topeka regarding the Kan-Step grant process, with the first step being to complete the LMI survey. The city must have an 85 percent return and meet the 51 percent LMI standards.

Pigorsch and Schneider will go door-to-door to hand-deliver the surveys to residents, and they also will pick up the surveys to Topeka so results can be tabulated.

During the meeting, the council discussed and took action on the following items:

n approved sending a certified letter to individuals with sewer bills that are six months and older. Payment must be received by July 31. Bills not paid in full will be turned over the the Marion County clerk’s office for collection on property taxes.

n approved sending a bill for mowing on South Wichita Street in 2002. In addition to the original amount, the property owner also must pay interest and service fees of the overdue bill.

n authorized Joe Vinduska to take the city dump truck to either Kevin Krch or Todd Svitak to get the brakes fixed. Vinduska estimated cost would be about $1,000.

n approved rehabilitation of No. 6 and No. 3.5 manholes when utility maintenance comes to town to clean the sewer.

n approved transfer of $500 to the Octoberfest account, a request made by Karen Hurt of the City Events and Celebrations committee.

n approved a $200 increase for the City Events and Celebrations for the 2004 city budget, also requested by Hunt.

n authorized placing a catalog order for trinkets-not to exceed $100-for the welcome baskets given to new residents.

n authorized city employees to contact Galen Chizek about helping remove the piece of concrete slab-where the tower is-that cannot be broken.

n authorized ordering a 38-foot-8-inch diameter culvert or PVC pipe and collar to be placed in the intersection of Newton and Main-between the bank and grocery store. The city will contact the bank for materials and labor to correct the problem.

The board also heard several reports from city employees and standing committees, which included the following:

n City Clerk Pigorsch said reports about vandalism of street signs and gas from the dump truck have been turned over to the sheriff’s department.

Pigorsch also said a letter was received from the Kansas League of Municipalities about which city papers should be saved. She said she will request the city treasurer to bring old city records that have been stored at his home.

A $25 bill will be sent to a property owner at West Main for mowing done by the city, she said.

n In the city employees’ reports, Vinduska reported ditches are being mowed around town and work has begun-but not completed- on the fence around the ball diamond. Steve Podszus also reported the concession stand has been painted.

n Burn/Sewer Sites Committee -David Schneider reported Parker will be billed for costs to repair a sewer problem, city employee time, supplies and phone calls. Payment is due by July 31.

Schneider also said city employees will make a sign for the compost pile to inform residents where to dump grass clippings.

n Streets Committee-Sherri Pankratz requested that city employees patch the street from the Post Office driveway south to Kaiser’s drive before the end of July.

Pankratz also reported about the ditch problem on Lombard Street. The property owner has requested removal of sidewalk in front of that property, she said, and city employees are to remove the concrete slabs and place them in the ditch for drainage-tile purposes.

n Community Building/Grants Committee-Chizek announced a tool sale will be held July 26, provided the community building is useable.approved sending a bill for mowing on South Wichita Street in 2002. In addition to the original amount, the property owner also must pay interest and service fees of the overdue bill.

n authorized Joe Vinduska to take the city dump truck to either Kevin Krch or Todd Svitak to get the brakes fixed. Vinduska estimated cost would be about $1,000.

n approved rehabilitation of No. 6 and No. 3.5 manholes when utility maintenance comes to town to clean the sewer.

n approved transfer of $500 to the Octoberfest account, a request made by Karen Hurt of the City Events and Celebrations committee.

n approved a $200 increase for the City Events and Celebrations for the 2004 city budget, also requested by Hunt.

n authorized placing a catalog order for trinkets-not to exceed $100-for the welcome baskets given to new residents.

n authorized city employees to contact Galen Chizek about helping remove the piece of concrete slab-where the tower is-that cannot be broken.

n authorized ordering a 38-foot-8-inch diameter culvert or PVC pipe and collar to be placed in the intersection of Newton and Main-between the bank and grocery store. The city will contact the bank for materials and labor to correct the problem.

The board also heard several reports from city employees and standing committees, which included the following:

n City Clerk Pigorsch said reports about vandalism of street signs and gas from the dump truck have been turned over to the sheriff’s department.

Pigorsch also said a letter was received from the Kansas League of Municipalities about which city papers should be saved. She said she will request the city treasurer to bring old city records that have been stored at his home.

A $25 bill will be sent to a property owner at West Main for mowing done by the city, she said.

n In the city employees’ reports, Vinduska reported ditches are being mowed around town and work has begun-but not completed- on the fence around the ball diamond. Steve Podszus also reported the concession stand has been painted.

n Burn/Sewer Sites Committee -David Schneider reported Parker will be billed for costs to repair a sewer problem, city employee time, supplies and phone calls. Payment is due by July 31.

Schneider also said city employees will make a sign for the compost pile to inform residents where to dump grass clippings.

n Streets Committee-Sherri Pankratz requested that city employees patch the street from the Post Office driveway south to Kaiser’s drive before the end of July.

Pankratz also reported about the ditch problem on Lombard Street. The property owner has requested removal of sidewalk in front of that property, she said, and city employees are to remove the concrete slabs and place them in the ditch for drainage-tile purposes.

n Community Building/Grants Committee-Chizek announced a tool sale will be held July 26, provided the community building is useable.

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