June 19, 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 Attorney, Larry Hendricks, Superintendent Justin VanWinkle, City Treasurer Georgia Wingfield, and City Clerk Sandy Nichols were present.
Tim McNish made a motion to approve the minutes of June 5 and June 10, 2006. Ed Smith seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the bills with correction to check # 5688 being paid for wastewater permit and not for operator renewal. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Paul Bahnmaier was present to state the LJW editor Mike Hughes spoke to him about the Lecompton City Council not sending LJW agendas for meetings. He also notified the City Council there are vines growing on the north side of the NEKESC building and asked what could be done to have them removed. He also stated he was dissatisfied with the “corn field” that was planted in the front of the NEKESC building with rocks in a circle around it. Bruce stated he had had a call from Mike Belt of the LJW. Bruce stated he saw no reason not to send an agenda to the LJW. After discussion Bruce made a motion to provide Mike Belt with an agenda the day of City Council meeting. Tim seconded the motion. Bruce and Tim voted for the motion and Mark, Chuck and Ed voted against the motion. Motion did not pass. After further discussion, Mark made a motion to invite Mike Belt to attend a City Council meeting. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
After discussion, the City Council requested a letter be sent to NEKESC asking the vines to be cut, who makes arrangements for the Deffenbaugh dumpster to be dumped, and information regarding the circle or corn. Darby Lohrding said she has been talking with Deffenbaugh and would ask them to dump the dumpster.
Gary Kroeger was present to discuss the City of Lecompton purchasing gas from them. After discussion the City Council recommended purchasing gas when it is convenient.
Steve Howard and Michael Cox were present to request permission to shoot fireworks Saturday June 24, 2006 at mid-night. They would have fire extinguishers, protect the public from the area, and secure the tubes. Bruce made a motion to allow fireworks, if a licensed individual were shooting off the fireworks. Ed seconded the motion. The City Clerk is to contact the insurance company about fireworks being covered. A permit must be received prior to 12:30 P.M. Friday June 23, 2006. Vote was unanimous.
Darby reported use of recycle dumpster at Lecompton Elementary School, JDLA and other communities in the Lecompton vicinity. Darby also reported SM Ball would be okay if a paper recycle dumpster was put in the area of the water tower. Darby had not been able to contact anyone at LES to confirm that it would be okay for all public people to use the dumpster there. Justin said he would try to contact someone there.
Harold Bunce was present to see if the council could put up “no jake break signs”. The council requested Justin to check with the county to see if these signs can be put up.
Mayor Paslay appointed Darby Lohrding to the Planning Commission. Mark made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
The council okayed giving keys to the outside door of City Hall to Greg Trendel, Planning Commission Chairperson.
Mark made a motion to approve Ordinance 775 regarding the water rates. Chuck seconded the motion. Mark amended the motion to reflect August 1, 2006 for the effective rate increase. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Mark made a motion to approve Ordinance 776 regarding the sewer rates effective August 1, 2006. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
A schedule of fees for permits was given to council members to study. No action was taken.
There was discussion regarding the $100,000 temp notes. Chuck made a motion to put the water plant with a softner to a vote on the November election ballot. Bruce seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. City Staff personal are requested to inform Donna Crawford and Kenneth Shetlar. A cost estimate is requested from Mr. Shetlar. City Clerk is to check with the election office as to time line for information to be presented to be on the ballot.
Larry reported he is still trying to serve papers for the second street resident.
City Staff are instructed to post a letter on Mr. Hatcher’s door, if possible, or on the gate.
Sandy is to contact Phil Wolfe to get bond interest rate now, and estimate for near future.
Territorial Committee would like a key to the closet in the Community Building so they can have access to the fuse box. Justin offered to be available Friday evening. Bruce offered to be available Saturday.
A letter from Douglas County Public Works regarding property at Woodson Ave and Eisenhower Ave was discussed. City Attorney Larry Hendricks took the phone number and will call Douglas County Public Works.
There was discussion regarding if the city had been billed by Bowen’s for work done on Second Street. The City Clerk is to look into this.
After discussion, it was decided to send an application to the resident requesting assistance with a new roof.
Kenneth Shetlar has stated we will need a KIAC meeting again this year. He asked about softening treatment. The city would like softening if it does not jeopardize the grant.
Communication was read from B.A. Green Construction.
Justin reported on tire pick ups.
The City Clerk reported a solution to metering utility postcards at this time is to meter them on the back. Pitney Bowes representative is to continuing checking into other solutions.
Bruce presented how he hopes the June 20, 2006 Town Hall meeting will be managed. He also requested any suggestions from council members. Bruce also reminded the members the fourth Monday of the month there would be a meeting of the Lecompton Volunteer Corps at his house and that members had been involved with the tire pick up and the Territorial Days event preparations.
Justin reported streets he thought would need chip and seal: E. 7th St. – new asphalt is cracking; E 5th St – spot patch; Isacks by Gary Millers – patching needed; W. 7th St. patch; curve by Tim’s needs work done on it; Whitfield. It was suggested not to do much on the hill by Leslie’s as it will be included when the Southcrest Subdivision work is done. Justin recommended chip and seal of E. 7th. Justin is to call and get bids. Mark made a motion to chip and seal E. 7th St. and patch the rest. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Mark motioned to adjourn Tuesday June 20, 7 PM Community Building was made. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk