[January 20, 2014]Due to snow and subzero
temperatures, the city of Lincoln canceled the first council meeting
of the new year, which would have been on Jan. 6.
When the council met last week, they conducted two meetings in one.
The first 20 minutes were dedicated to making up for the missed
voting session the week before.
Six aldermen were present for the meeting, with Bruce Carmitchel
and Jonie Tibbs being absent for the evening.
The council unanimously approved a proposal submitted by Prairie
Engineers for the design engineering of a city streetscape plan for
one block of Pulaski Street on the south side of the Logan County
In regard to the streetscape project, Mayor Keith Snyder
commented that the plan now is to have the project completed in time
for the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival. Marty Neitzel said she
thought this was a wonderful project that will help sell the city to
the public, and she can't wait to see the finished product.
The council also approved by unanimous vote, without discussion,
to allow Patrick and April Doolin to build a horse barn and stable
horses on their property on the north side of the city.
And, the renewal of a farm lease with Ken Cross for the acreage
the city owns south of town was approved as well.
Before closing the voting session, Snyder acknowledged the
departure of David Wilmert as Ward 2 alderman. The Tuesday night
meeting would be the last one in which Wilmert will act in that
capacity. Snyder presented Wilmert with a plaque from the city.
Aldermen in the room each took a turn expressing their
appreciation to Wilmert for the time he has served and the good
he has done for the city of Lincoln.
The council then adjourned the voting session, took a short break
to enjoy cake with Wilmert and then moved on to the regular