May 2, 2005 Lecompton City CouncilMinute
7:00 P.M. Mayor Roy Paslay brought the meeting to order.
Council members Mark Tunstall, Tim McNish, Chuck Folks,Jennifer Jones Ed Smith, City Clerk Sandy Nichols, Superintendent JustinVanWinkle, Treasurer Tiffany Ball and City Attorney Larry Hendricks werepresent.
Tim made a motion to approve the minutes of April 18, 2005with corrections made. Chuck secondedthe motion; motion was unanimous.
Mark made a motion to approve the accounts payable, Tim secondedthe motion; motion was unanimous.
James Denney of Douglas County Emergency Communications waspresent to see if the city council would permit the county to install 2antennas on the water tower and a small concrete or brick building below tostore 4 transmitters. The antennaswould make reception north and west of town better for sheriff deputies as wellas first responders. Mark made amotion for Justin and James to work together. Chuck seconded the motion, motion was unanimous.
Jimmy Wilkins was present from the Ball Association andrequested a donation from the city to the Ball Association. Jennifer made a motion to donate $300to the Ball Association, Chuck seconded the motion, motion was unanimous.
Sandy is to contact Donna regarding possible grant for thecommunity building.
Gary Bohannan was back to discuss seeding of the ditch infront of his house. Afterdiscussion the council instructed Justin to seed with the mesh/seed thatpossibly could be purchased from Douglas County.
A letter from Mae Siroky was presented to the council. No action was taken and the letter wasput on file.
Ed nominated Chuck for City Council President, Jenniferseconded the motion, Chuck abstained from the vote – vote carried.
Mayor Roy Paslay appointed the following positions:
CityClerk SandraK. Nichols
CityBanks DouglasCounty Bank, Lawrence and First State Bank & Trust, Perry
Ed made a motion to accept the mayor’s appointments. Jennifer seconded, motion wasunanimous.
Mayor Roy Paslay appointed the Lawrence Journal World as theCity’s their legal paper. Ed madea motion to accept the mayor’s appointment, Jennifer seconded the motion, themotion was unanimous.
Mayor Roy Paslay appointed Shirley Dinkel to continue as amember of the Planning Commission until 2008. Ed made a motion to accept the mayor’s appointment, Timseconded the motion, motion was unanimous.
Mayor Paslay appointed Greg Trendel to complete Leah Nicholsposition on the planning commission until April 2006. Ed made a motion to accept the mayor’s appointment, Jenniferseconded the motion, motion was unanimous.
Sandy is to send an invoice for the comprehensive book sentto Aquila.
Kathi Fair and Shirley Dinkle from the Planning Commission
Requesta copy of the City Codes for the Planning Commission was granted. Sandy to give them copies of ordinanceschanged since codes were adopted. Different topics the planning commission isstudying were presented. The citycouncil discussed the PC viewing building permits before the city council andto make recommendations. There wasdiscussion the city council and the planning commission should stay in contactas to what each group is doing. The planning commission would like to explore the possibility of anindividual not on the planning commission taking notes. The council would like for the PC to reportback with their findings
There was discussion of relocation of the recycle bin, noaction was taken.
Mayor Paslay appointed council members to the following citydepartments:
There was discussion regarding chip & seal. Ed made a motion to do half the streetsthat were not done last year. Jennifer seconded the motion, motion was unanimous.
9:12 – 9:30 Mark made a motion to go into executive session.
Edmade a motion to leave all pay as they are now and Justin to get a $1.00 raisewhen he has his sewer certificate, and for Tiffany to be paid $12 per hour whenfilling in for the city clerk position. Mark seconded the motion, motion was unanimous.
There was discussion regarding accessibility to the meter atRon Ricely’s location. Sandy wasasked to write a letter for something to be arranged for better accessibilityto the meter.
After discussion regarding the ditch in front of Bohannan’s,Chuck made a motion if seeded already, do not reseed. Ed seconded the motion, motion was unanimous.
Chuck made a motion if the ditch in front of Bohannan’shasn’t been seeded, just reseed with grass seed. Mark seconded the motion, the motion was unanimous.
Jennifer made a motion to pay the each Planning Commissionand BZA member $10 per member for each regular or special meeting that isscheduled. Ed seconded the motion,motion was unanimous.
10:05 P.M. Chuck motioned to adjourn, Ed seconded, unanimousvote.