Mayor Barb Kaiser administered the oath of office to Mark Pagenkopf Jr. Monday as a new Lincolnville City Council member. He will serve two years to finish out the term of Dennis Burch, who recently resigned.
The council approved Annette Nienstadt’s application for a liquor license. She has purchased the liquor store from the Dan Loves. Nienstedt lives in Antelope.
City maintenance worker Troy Peterson said he found out the electric meter at the city shop is costing the city $37.50 a month but electricity is not being used. He was told to have it disconnected.
Peterson reported a break-in on St. Patrick’s Day night at the concession stand at the ball field. He estimated damage at $1,000. About $600 has been spent on repairs so far. Insurance will cover some of the repairs after a $500 deductible is covered.
Peterson presented bids on a new city mower. The old one has broken down. The council approved the purchase of a Hustler 5X730 mower with a 60-inch deck for $7,649.30.
Kaiser reported Herington Municipal Hospital plans to have a medical clinic in Lincolnville on the first and third Thursdays of every month beginning April 19.
Kaiser announced the City of Lincolnville would provide refreshments at a countywide hazardous mitigation meeting that will be later this month at the Lincolnville Community Center.
Action was deferred to May on a proposal by Joe Vinduska to put delinquent sewer and mowing bills on owners’ property taxes. He said the current policy of using the court system was not working.
The next meeting is at 7 p.m. May 7.