MEETING MINUTES – October 13th, 2022
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska – Hy-Vee -84th & Holdrege | 11:30am-1:00pm
Present: 16 in attendance
Members: Kyle Kudron; Tara West; Kolleen Meyer-Krikac; Sherri Recker; Sydney Stanard; Joanne Bartels; Emily Koopmann; Brian Deighton; Fred Knight; Levale McFarland; Ben Peterson; Brian Adam; Tammy Ward; James Michael Bowers; Tim Kirkpatrick; Colleen Potratz;
Minutes from September 2022 were approved
Introduction will be done during the featured speaker segment.
New Members – email logo to Joanne Bartels for the website
Membership Chair Report
32 Paid Member Business for 2022
New members recruitment – Please invite fellow business that serve North Lincoln – Network and have fun.
Social Chair Update
Roca Berry Scary Farms – October 21st, 5:30 – 9 PM; Firepit and food will be provided, $10 per person for entry; $11.50 additional for scary attractions
$1359.67 in Checking and $3000.00 in CDs as of September 8th, 2022
City Council – James Michael Bowers & Tammy Ward
Our north Lincoln council members gave the group an update on issues that the City Council has tackled recently. One item on the list was the passing of the budget. James Michael Bowers had mentioned that our police department is one of the highest paid police departments around. One initiative the council is looking at a newly revived wellness visit program for newborns and their parents. He also touched on Lincoln Fire and Rescues record on fire calls and medical cardiac calls. Another initiative is Lead Safe Lincoln and testing youth for lead levels which is a federally funded program. One other task force being formed is to evaluate a second water source for the City of Lincoln. The group were allowed time to ask questions regarding the topics Councilman Bowers touched one with spired additional conversation. Councilwoman Ward then updated the group on additional Council topics. Lincoln has increased the police force by 31 officers. Another initiative is to decrease traffic accidents by 60%. Councilwomen Ward also mentioned that a study had been done on our police force and the results are posted on the LPD website for all to review. There is a music district initiative in front of the council also. It’s focused on the downtown area currently. Lincoln has been awarded a grant to address some of the homeless population. This money will be used to build a 24 unit complex to house those whom are homeless. The group was then allowed time to ask questions about the topics that Councilwoman Ward had brought up.
Next Association meeting: November 10th, 2022 at Hy-Vee – 84th & Holdrege | 11:30am- 1:00pm
Next Board meeting November 3rd, 2022 – The Pub – 4947 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE
Meeting Adjourned. Respectfully submitted by Kyle Kudron NLBA Secretary- email@example.com