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City of Lincoln City Council met February 11

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 25, 2020


City of Lincoln City Council met Feb. 11.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

A special meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Seth Goodman at 7:00 p.m.,with proper notice given. The hearing was held regarding city employees' health insurance options - effective March 1, 2020. Roll call was taken by City Clerk Peggy Bateman.


Alderman Tracy Welch, Ward 1

Alderman Steve Parrott,Ward 1

Alderman Colby Leith, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderman Ron Keller, Ward 3

Alderman Kathy Horn,Ward 4

Alderman Jeff Hoinacki,Ward 4


City Administrator Elizabeth Kavelman

Treasurer Chuck Conzo

City Clerk Peggy Bateman

Police Chief Paul Adams

Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky

Streets Superintendent Walt Landers

Building and Safety Officer Wes Woodhall

Recording Secretary Alex Williams

City Attorney John Hoblit

Veolia Project Manager Andrew Bowns


Mayor Seth Goodman


City Administrator Kavelman said she and City Clerk Peggy Bateman have been working on this- going down the list of the three unions to determine which ones want what. Now the City's Streets and Alley's Department crew would like to go retroactive to January.

Mrs.Kavelman outlined some of the other things as discussed. There would be an amendment to each of the contracts.and the fire department would want it to go back to $1,500 so they would want it to go to December 1, 2020.

She continued on - saying it would have to go back 10 months. She asked if anyone wanted her to read it again.Alderman Ron Keller said there were several different HSA plans, correct?

The one the three unions chose was the one with the $2,800 deductible. All HSA contributions would be turned to $215 per month until the end of December 31,2020.

Each of the contracts would need to be amended. Mr. Parrott asked what date everyone wanted it to be retroactive to. More discussion ensued.

Alderman Welch said he thought that Beth did a good job of explaining it... he said the new rate under the plan that they already approved for March 1, is $803. They would see a savings of roughly $1,300 over the course of a year.

He said each union and non-union has different amounts. He said the goal has been to get everyone to a different position and get all the contracts to be the same. More discussion ensued.

Alderman Welch made a motion to amend the information and that it be drafted by City Attorney John Hoblit. Mr. Hoblit then asked for clarification and direction and then further discussion ensued. Then Alderman Hoinacki seconded the motion.City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (6) Alderman Steve Parrott, Alderman Tracy Welch, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Ron Keller,.Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Jeff Hoinacki, Alderman Kathy Horn

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (2) Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderman Colby Leith

Absent: (0)


Alderman Keller motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Welch.There being no discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Mayor Goodman called the special meeting to a close at 7:14p.m.

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