City Briefs: annexation, block parties,
and NO door-to-door sales calls permitted after dark
Constellation Energy may be breaking rules
of city permit
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[October 01, 2014]
LINCOLN - On Tuesday, September 23, the
Lincoln City Council held its last workshop session for the month.
Before the council was seated, a moment of silence was observed in
memory of former Logan County board member Dick Hurley. The Pledge
of Allegiance was recited and the council launched into a number of
short discussions calling the evening done a short 20 minutes later.
Mayor Keith Snyder said that the city has a copy of an annexation
agreement for Heritage Packaging. He hoped that the extra week off
from council sessions this month might allow time for councilmen to
review that request, so it might be able to be approved when the
council meets next.
Shifting to a new topic, the Downtown Renovation project has been
moving quickly since it got underway this month. Alderman Neitzel
commented, "I really think they're doing a swell job on Pulaski
Street." Snyder said he had been in contact with Farnsworth, the
company that did the design and is overseeing the renovation, and it
was anticipated to finish Pulaski Street and move on to begin
Kickapoo Street the start of October.
On another matter, Alderman Melody Anderson said that she had been
contacted by a resident on 10th Street. There is a house that
hundreds of kids go there for Halloween and it brings a lot of
The citizens would like to have the two block area streets blocked
off for children's safety.
Alderman Jeff Hoinacki recalled that there used to be a block party
application. Those applications are available from John Lebegue in
the Building Safety Office.
The police would review the application and advise the council.
Anderson said she would talk to the citizens making the request. The
matter would be discussed at the next council meeting.
Pizza Hut requested permission to hold a "Road Block" at the corners
of Broadway and McLean Streets on October 10 between 9 a.m. and 6
p.m. The Road Block is to collect for World Hunger.
The city will be looking into adding an emergency phone in the
elevator in City Hall. On Jan 1, 2015 a new state law comes into
effect that requires it.
The clerk's office has been receiving some complaints from citizens
concerning some door-to-door salespersons. The comments have been
that the sales persons suggest that they represent the city, or
infer that Ameren is going out business, and it has been said that
the reps have been out after dark, which is not permitted.
The company, Constellation Energy, does have a permit for
door-to-door sales that was issued by the city.
Mayor Snyder said, "They do not represent the city."
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If the complaints would continue, they could lose that permit,
Discussion took place concerning observed activities at a gasoline
and convenience store located at the corner of Logan and Keokuk
Fire Department chief Mark Miller said that Quick-n-EZ had secured
permits through the State Fire Marshall to remove tanks. The station
had some tanks damaged that had fuel in them when they were removed,
and there were more tanks yet to be removed. A clean up had been
conducted. But, there could still be some odor noticed by neighbors,
The convenience portion of the store had remained open.
Sidewalk work at Decatur and Union Streets by Holy Family Church
have been completed. The next project would be a handicapped ramp by
the Lincoln Junior High.
The city held its annual Community Night on Thursday, September 25th
at Ray White Park. Departments brought out their vehicles for the
kids to experience close up. Fire and police departments prepared
wieners and supplied sodas. While the clerk's office brought sweets
for dessert. City officials visited with all those who came out from
the nearby neighborhoods. The night was beautiful and the park was
filled with happy voices and laughter.
The council does not meet again until Monday, October 6th, which
will be its voting session.