Paul Joiner

Council responsible for reviewing city manager’s and city attorney’s performance

Two city employees have performance reviews currently being handled by the Lincoln City Council, according to Mayor Paul Joiner. Those employees are City Manager Jim Estep and City ...

Resident presents possible recall petition

Bob Birdseye sent a serious message to City Council Tuesday night: remove the city manager and assistant city manager or face a recall. Birdseye, a Lincoln resident, distributed a ...

Petition demanding Estep removal being circulated

Lincoln resident Bob Birdseye plans to present the City Council Tuesday with a petition requesting the removal of City Manager Jim Estep and Assistant Manager/Chief Financial Offic ...

This reader not happy with Stan Nader

The agenda of the Dec. 14th council meeting contained four items under “Council initiated business” from Stan Nader. Since they were Mr. Nader’s proposals, he was given t ...

City’s accounting right and wrong

The city’s accounting procedures are being questioned by News Messenger readers and bloggers. Last week’s News Messenger stories (“General Fund’s deficit inflated,” page ...

City Council members take pay cuts

Health benefits and life insurance set Lincoln’s City Council apart from the councils of four area cities. The total amount of pay this fiscal year for Lincoln City Council memb ...

Why City Council members wanted to spend $54,000 with the Lew Edwards Group regarding the proposed utility users’ tax

The City Council approved a $54,000 professional service agreement with the Lew Edwards Group last week “to educate Lincoln residents about the city’s budget challenges and pro ...

Developer fees increase

New developments outside Lincoln’s current city limits will be subjected to a fee of approximately $5,500 to build Placer Parkway, a road that will connect Highway 65 to Highway ...

Budget discussed at town hall meeting

About 350 Lincoln residents crowded into the Orchard Creek Ballroom Monday afternoon for an update on the city’s financial situation and future plans in a town hall meeting. “ ...

Four candidates in running for three city council seats

Midway through the filing period for the Nov. 4 general election, four candidates have thrown their hat into the ring for three city council seats. Current council members Tom Cos ...