October 4, 2004 Lecompton City Council Minutes
7:00 P.M. Mayor Roy Paslay brought the meeting toorder. Council members Eddie Smith,Mark Tunstall, Tim McNish, and Chuck Folks were present, Jennifer Jones wasabsent. City Superintendent, Justin VanWinkle, and City Clerk, Sandy Nichols
Tim McNish made a motion to approve the minutes of the September20, 2004 meeting. Chuck Folksseconded the motion. Motioncarried.
Chuck made a motion to approve the accounts payable. Tim seconded the motion, motion passed.
The need to increase water rates was discussed, no actionwas taken.
Bob Folks requested a building permit to upgrade anelectrical system. Ed motioned toapprove the permit, Tim seconded, and the permit was approved.
Mayor Roy Paslay and Superintendent Justin VanWinkle areplanning to attend the KIAC meeting Oct 12, 2004 in Topeka regarding the grantfor a new water system.
Chuck Folks reported continue cleanup of the Housing Grantapplicant is planned to be Friday Oct. 8 2004.
Chuck motioned to accepted Resolution 211 for the purchaseof a dump truck for $11,000 from the Lecompton Township. Mark seconded the motion, the motioncarried unanimously.
Roy will check on the Veteran Wall.
After discussion regarding the salt/sand storage Eddie offeredto meet with Mr. Bowen to see what the cost would be to salvage the areacurrently being used. Chuckmotioned to authorize Eddie to have the work done if the bid was under $1000. Tim seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
There was discussion regarding a request from ContinentalSiding of Topeka for a solicitation permit. Once the permit is received and all requirements meet thecouncil said to issue the permit.
After discussion of access to the water meter at NEKESC Edmade a motion requesting the superintendent to see if the meter could be read,if not a letter should be sent stating the water would be turned off if themeter cannot be accessed to read. Mark seconded the motion, motion was unanimous.
There was discussion regarding length of grass at 623Eisenhower.
There was one bid received for the city lots on Elmore. The bid was opened from C&RConstruction, Roy and Carl Paslay. The bid was for $29,700.00. Mark made a motion to accept the bid, Chuckseconded the motion. The motioncarried unanimously.
Roy reported meeting with Land Planning regarding surveywork for the new well. Surveyinghas been done.
Justin reported that he has been replacing equipment thatwas stolen now that a check has been received from the insurance company. There was discussion where to look forsome of the replacement items.
Sandy reported that she and Kathi Fair had spoke with JohnRiggs regarding the next steps to take regarding extraterritorial zoningrequest from Dg. Co. Commissioners. Mr. Riggs said it would be best if the Lecompton Planning Commission hadpositive input from Dg. Co. Planning Commission before presenting to the Co.Comm. Mr. Riggs also suggestedLec. PC need to define the area they are requesting, make an application to theCounty Comm. for a public hearing. The council suggested they contact Linda Finger to meet with thenecessary committee to continue this project. Sandy mentioned that Shirley Dinkle and Jim Hughes both willbe unavailable for the PC until after the first of the year, possibly longerfor Mr. Hughes.
There was discussion when the city park decorations will betaken down. A decision will bemade at a later date.
After discussion regarding a trash rate increase it wasdecided to table the discussion until the next meeting when the city attorneywould be present.
Sandy reported that the Territorial Committee had paid acouple of KPL bills that were the city’s and a refund would be needed when theinformation is received from the Territorial Committee.
The fall newsletter was reviewed and a request to add theCity Council members names to the newsletter. It was decided not to include possible trash rate increasesto the newsletter.
There was discussion during the meeting regarding the copierwe have ordered from Logan Business. Eddie suggested we see if they have a loaner until we receive the copierordered.
Chuck motioned at 9:05 PM the meeting close, the motion wasseconded by Tim, motion carried.