June 5, 2006 Lecompton City Council Minutes
7:00 P.M. Mayor Roy Paslay opened the Lecompton City Council Meeting. Council President Tim McNish and Council Members Mark Tunstall, Chuck Folks, Ed Smith and Bruce Liese were present. City Superintendent Justin VanWinkle, City Treasurer Georgia Wingfield, and City clerk Sandy Nichols were present. Planning Commission member Kim Richter was present.
Ed Smith made a motion to approve the minutes of May 15, 2006. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the bills. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Eleanor Lohman’s building permit application had not been received and she was not present.
Ed made a motion to authorize Mayor Paslay to sign insurance papers. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Resident Darby Lohrding was present and complimented the new side walk south of the park. Darby also presented the council with a possible income recycling newspapers, magazines, etc. The council requested Darby to do more research and report back to the council.
A quote for software upgrade, billing support, add-ons and customizations, trade in of printer, Bill Card Information totaling $4131.00 was reviewed. Dave Bogner will be checking on a postage label system that might work instead of an upgrade.
Bruce presented information regarding the Lecompton Volunteer corps.
Dave Bogner presented and answered questions regarding the Audit for 2005. There was discussion regarding the 2007 budget. Bruce Liese made a motion to increase the mil levy by 4mils. Chuck seconded the motion. Motion did not pass. Council Member Bruce Liese and chuck Folks voted for the motion and Ed Smith, Tim McNish and Mark Tunstall voted against the motion.
Ed Smith made a motion to leave the mil levy at 16.3. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion. The motion passed. Council member Ed Smith, Tim McNish and Mark Tunstall voted for the motion and Council Members Chuck Folks and Bruce Liese voted against the motion.
Chuck folks made a motion to raise the sewer and water rates for the entire bill by 5%. Bruce seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous. The City Clerk is to contact the City Attorney to start the process.
Mayor Paslay appointed Terry Breason to the Planning Commission. Mark made a motion to accept the mayor’s appointment. The motion was seconded and the vote was passed: four approved and Ed Smith voted against the motion.
Communication from Shawn Ball: Shawn Ball asked if the MLC was included in the bulk trash pick up? After discussion, Chuck made a motion to include the MLC this year. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous. It was suggested to discuss this early in 2007 for the 2007 bulk trash pick up.
Bruce suggested the roof of the sign in the park be re-shingled before Territorial Days. Mayor Paslay and council Member Bruce Liese will meet at 6:30 Wed. evening June 7, 2006 to do this. Mayor Paslay will get the shingles.
Bruce suggested a community meeting regarding the Kaw River bridge work to be done in 2007. After discussion, Bruce offered to head the community meeting – the council approved.
Sandy asked if sick leave applied to immediate family. Yes, as discussed during job description conversations.
There was discussion regarding purchase of fuel at Kroegers. After discussion regarding diesel purchases, location when fuel is needed, time the fuel is needed, and price of purchases in the best interest of citizens tax dollars, it was decided to continue purchases as they currently are being done and to purchase at Kroegers with these reasons in mind.
Communication from Chuck Nehrbass: Chuck Nehrbass reported Douglas County had said he has a good stand of Yellow Clover and recommended not cutting it. Mr. Nehrbass is to get a letter from the county stating such and have it present at the June 19, 2006 council meeting or to mow the stand by June 23, 2006.
After discussion regarding a request from Mike Belt of the LJW for an agenda, Chuck made a motion not to send an agenda. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was four approving and Bruce Liese abstained.
Justin reported work being done.
There was discussion regarding part-time employee evaluation procedure.
Ed made a motion to adjourn to Saturday June 10, 8:00 A.M. to city Wide tire pick up. Mark seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk