July 3, 2006 Lecompton City Council Minutes
7:04 P.M. Mayor Roy Paslay opened the Lecompton City Council Meeting. Council President Tim McNish and Council Members Mark Tunstall, Ed Smith and Bruce Liese were present. Superintendent Justin VanWinkle, City Treasurer Georgia Wingfield, and City Clerk Sandy Nichols were present. Resident Steve Fugett and visitor Paul Bahnmaier were present.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the minutes of June 19 and June 20, 2006. Ed Smith seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous. Mark requested the minutes of June 19 show what the correction was to the June 19, 2006 bills.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the bills. Bruce Liese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
There was discussion regarding the decision to close/keep one lane open on the bridge. Paul Bahnmaier shared his thoughts regarding the bridge issue.
Ed Smith made a motion for the Mayor to sign Bogner and Long audit contract of the 2006 books. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
The Lecompton City Council requested Paula Phillips or a representative to meet Monday August 7 at the City Council meeting regarding NIMS, National Incident Management System.
Justin did not have any information to report regarding RWD#3.
There was discussion regarding placing a vote on the November ballot for citizens to vote for or against funding a new water plant. Bruce made a motion to have a special meeting by the end of July, open to the public, to discuss paying for a new water plant and vote. Mark seconded the motion. Bruce amended his motion to not put the vote on the November ballot. Instead, have an open special meeting on July 24 for citizens to discuss and council to vote if it will be put on the November ballot. Mark seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
The Lecompton City Council will review updating Plumbing/gas, electrical, and mechanical codes once Douglas County has completed their update and the possibility of purchasing the needed books from Douglas County at that time.
Old business report:
The City Clerk recommended discussing with Kenneth Shetlar at the next meeting his contact with Donna regarding the water plant vote being put on the ballot.
Justin reported that anyone may use the paper recycle bin at the Lecompton Elementary School. There was discussion regarding the location of the recycle bin by the water tower. The council instructed Justin to have it moved so he can load and unload out of the storage building.
No bill from Bowen’s could be located for work done on seconded street clean up.
During a conversation between the City Clerk and Phil Wolfe, he reported and expected interest rate of 3.75% – 4.75% He also said as of July 1, 2006 Rural Development would increase their interest rate for 40yr note to 4.5%
It was reported the City does not have Firework insurance for fireworks during Territorial Days. It would cost $1500 to get this insurance.
Mayor Paslay said he would contact Mr. Brad Coletta to get his PC books.
Justin reported he had contacted Douglas County regarding “No Jake Break” signs. They will get back with him
Justin also reported he had been in contact with Doug Stevens regarding chip and sealing.
8:12 P.M. Bruce made a motion to adjourn. Mark seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk