MEETING MINUTES— August 9, 2018
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska – The Pizza Ranch -84th & Lexington | 11:30am-1:00pm
Present: 25 in attendance
Members: Jeff Sneller; Mark Whitehead; Kelly Jensen; Sydney Stanard; Sherri Recker; Carl Tesch; Amy Fish; Tim Kirkpatrick; Craig Willeke; Ben Petersen; Kolleen Meyer-Krikac; Jake Spotanski; Steve Maly; Kris Roath; Diana Schilf; Kyle Kudron; Carl Eskridge; Cyndi Lamm; Pat Borer; Anthony Butler
Guests: Lynette Sorrentine; Chad Wollan; Carolyn Butler; Kendall Warnock; Darcee Fricke
The August 2018 minutes were approved.
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Current Member – Kris Roath, SIRKDOT
New Member – Jeff Sneller, Aqua Systems
Membership Chair Report
32 company members and 37 individuals
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Social Chair Update
Possible FAC in October
Holiday Party December 11th, 2018
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Community Update: Captain Anthony Butler, LPD and Assistant Chief Pat Borer, LFR
Captain Butler talked to the group about the first Husker game. Streets Alive September 23rd in Belmont. Airport exercise September 26th. These are not open to the public but just training for the LPD. In terms of crimes, with college starting recently there have been an uptick in larcenies. There was one shooting that is under investigation in north Lincoln. Captain Butler also addressed a recent rash of credit card thefts from vehicles.
Mr. Borer talked to the group about the construction of new fire stations around town. LFR received a Safer Grant which pays for additional staff to help with the new stations for a certain amount of time. Mr. Borer also spoke about some of the additions to the budget and some of the items they can now purchase or replace. Mr. Borer fielded a question about the response team that assists in disasters like hurricanes. He also fielded a question about the rollout of new communication system through the 911 center.
City Council Members Cyndi Lamm and Carl Eskridge
Carl and Cyndi spoke to the budget process of the City as a transitions from the discussion with Captain Borer. They spoke to the new ¼ cent sales tax increase. Both Cyndi and Carl are on the infrastructure committee that looks at our road improvement needs. In Cyndi’s district the 33rd and Cornhusker project is still ongoing. Over 40 people attended to be on the advisory committee which is a good number of people. There are new murals going up on the grain elevators on 27th Street. There was a reveal at Innovation Campus to show the public the planned murals. Cyndi reminded the group that the emerald ash boar has been discovered in Lincoln. There will be a public discussion on how the city plans to recover from the damage of these insects. Cyndi also spoke about Project Lifesaver which helps find kids with autism that have wondered off. A member asked about what was all going up in the 48th and Leighton area. Another member asked for an update about the retail space in the new building at 48th and Holdrege. The council members also fielded questions about the Antelope Valley/Salt Valley access up to Superior Street and if there was an update on the Abbot Sports Complex. Carl spoke about the autonomous vehicles the city tested. Lincoln does have a grant for new autonomous vehicles, so we may be seeing more of those soon. Carl mentioned that the City is in early discussions with the City of Omaha about getting access their water as an alternate source.
Next Association meeting: October 11th, 2018 at THE PIZZA RANCH – 84th & Lexington | 11:30am- 1:00pm
Next Board meeting: November 7th, 2018 at Spikes on 26th and Fairfield.
Meeting Adjourned. Respectfully submitted by Kyle Kudron NLBA Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org