Seventh Street becoming one-way
at new school site
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[AUG. 19, 2003]
The Lincoln City Council met
to conduct business on Monday, Aug. 18. Present were Mayor Beth
Davis, City Clerk Melanie Riggs, and Aldermen Martha Neitzel, Glenn
Shelton, Verl Prather, Benny Huskins, Pat Madigan, Steve Fuhrer,
Jonie Tibbs and Derrick Crane. Aldermen Buzz Busby and Dave Armbrust
were absent. Armbrust is out with a pinched nerve.
The council discussed several
preparations for the beginning of the new school year. Mayor Davis
ordered a proclamation for "School's Open Safety Week," to be
observed Aug. 25-31.
Street becoming one-way at school site
One-way traffic on one block of Seventh
Street, between Union and South Maple streets, has been approved by
amendment of the city ordinance. The change is intended to increase
safety for school children while both Central School and Lincoln
Junior High are both located in the same block.
Chief Rich Montcalm reported that none
of the people living on that street had any objection to the
In addition to becoming a one-way
street, there will be no parking allowed on the school side of the
street, although student drop-off by vehicle and bus will be
A new four-way stop will also be
installed at the corner of Seventh and South Maple
The council approved two expenditures.
The low bid of $12,000 was accepted to grind landscape waste at the
Permission to spend $3,000, but no
more, has been allocated for engineering fees to review a claim by
the construction firm doing the wastewater treatment upgrade.
Felmley-Dickerson is requesting compensation to the tune of a
quarter-million dollars for unanticipated construction expenses
related to heavy rains and ground seepage.
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A couple of letters were also read.
State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka sends her wishes for a wonderful
sesquicentennial, though she regrets she will not be in attendance.
Marilyn Armbrust resigned her post with
the Police Pension Board, saying that at present she does not have
the time to give it the attention she did at first.
A couple of letters from enterprising
youth were read last week.
Both youth endorsed the council looking
into developing a dirt bike track. The first suggested that this
could be done at the Lincoln Rec Center, with a sign posted, "Ride
at your own risk." The other suggested the track be developed using
tiles like the ones in IGA.
One note also suggested going into
business together to get the project done. He suggested that money
could be raised and continued support for this project could be
developed by opening a business that would sell race bikes, dirt
bikes and motorcycles. Some nice cars could be sold there too, like
Camaros and Lamborghinis.
Are these forward-thinking young men
aldermen in the making?