Lincoln Police Will Receive Bulletproof Vests

Homer May
County Reporter
 Under new business Monday eve. Oct. 8, Lincoln Police Chief Bobby Greene reported his Department will receive a $1,063.50 grant to purchase two bulletproof vests for the two officers who presently serve the City. The vests have to be custom fitted. In a related matter, the group agreed to give those officers time-and-a-half overtime, for hours worked over 86 in a two week pay period.
The meeting opened at 6 PM, with Alderpersons Janice Swearngin, Katie Hollis, Phil Fisher present. Alderman Glen Nelson was absent. Mayor John King presided; City Clerk Ruth Eckhoff recorded. First business conducted was to approve the evening’s agenda and minutes of the September meeting, then agree to pay bills presented.
Leland Nehr, with MECO Engineering, then provided an update on the City’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade, and advised the group on paperwork requirements for the City to obtain a related USDA loan. An old business item about unlicensed dogs running loose in the City, and another item, relating to the property at 108 E. Main were discussed, but no action was taken. The group was also informed that a $3000 grant for police radios will be received from the MO Highway and Transportation Commission Safer Roads Program.
Police Chief Greene reported a need for additional Police Officers, and Public Works Director Dustin Koll said his Department has been busy with general maintenance. He added the Dept. has hooked up a bulk water system, and has performed additional work for the recent fly-in and rock swap. He concluded that Higgins Asphalt has finished its road repair work in the City. City Clerk Eckhoff reported that 15 UTV licenses have been issued to date, adding that the City broke even, in revenues vs. expenses, at the recent fly-in.
Under new business, Lynette Stokes provided an update on tourism matters, adding information that MO Division of Tourism representatives will be in Lincoln, Cole Camp and Warsaw on Oct. 20, to highlight those cities. In late session, Mayor King stated he had recently attended a meeting in Butler, where broad band issues were discussed.
The session closed at 7:40 PM. These meetings are usually held on 2nd Monday eves. Visitors are welcome, but please check with the City office (660-547-2718) for updated information.