Spetember 18, 2006

September 18, 2006 Lecompton City Council Meeting Minutes

7:03 P.M. Mayor Roy Paslay brought the meeting to order. Council President Tim McNish, Council members Mark Tunstall, Chuck Folks, Ed Smith and Bruce Liese were present. City Attorney Larry Hendricks, Superintendent Justin VanWinkle and City Clerk Sandy Nichols were also present.

Ed Smith made a motion to accept the September 5, 2006 minutes. Chuck Folks seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Chuck made a motion to approve the bills. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.

John Chaney was present stating he would like to build on the NW seven 25’ lots located on the Evelyn Goodrich property. At this time he plans to plat three lots. If space permits he possibly would like to have duplexes on the properties. If space doe not permit he would continue with single family dwellings.

Kathy Youngquist was present representing First State Bank and Trust. The Lecompton City Council is requested to send a letter of support to keep one lane open on the Lecompton Bridge during construction. After discussion, Bruce Liese made a motion to take a stand to keep one lane of the bridge open during construction. Chuck seconded the motion. The vote was three to keep one lane open and 2 against. The City Clerk is requested to send a letter of support.

An Occupational Tax renewal does not have to be approved by the council for approval.

Planning Commission Chairperson Greg Trendel has giving a written resignation. He has sold his home and will be moving. Two new Planning Commission people need to be appointed.

Roy Paslay is requesting an electrical/remodeling building permit. Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the building permit. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.

Chuck made a motion to approve Ordinance 778 regarding sewer connection costs. Mark seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.

Douglas County Sheriff’s department reported a concern of code violation regarding living arrangements. After discussion Ed made a motion to send a letter with the code information regarding the violation on the property to the owner and to send a copy to SRS. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous. Bruce suggested contacting SRS regarding whom their letter should be sent to.

Douglas County Extension Outreach Community requested to use the Community Building October 19, 2006. Ed made a motion to waive the fees. Mark seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.

A communication from Dave Burbank was read. Because Mr. Burbank had responded and explained his situation, Chuck made a motion to give Mr. Burbank a thirty day extension. Bruce seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.

It was requested to check the area around the Perry School District Ball Diamond in Lecompton to see if it has been mowed and weed whip around the fence. If it has not been a letter is to be sent to them requesting such.

A communication from John Riggs regarding his annual Client Dinner was presented. The City Clerk will collect reservation information and report to John.


The City Clerk reported that she and Jennifer Smith attended an informative training in Burlington. Bruce reported Jennifer had given a very detailed report to the Planning Commission regarding the training. Bruce also wanted to know if he could report to the Planning Commission that someone could approach the new owner of property just south of town to consent annexation into the city limits. The council said this would be okay. It was stated there was not a line item budget for the Planning Commission but they could request items to be purchased. The council agreed to purchase “Code of Procedure for Kansas Cities” for the Planning Commission. The clerk will order those.

Justin gave a report on his trip to Iowa to visit a water plant. Layne Western will be bringing a test treatment unit to be tried at no cost to the city. There was discussion to possibly relocate the water treatment plant.

City Attorney Larry Hendricks presented communication he had received from Michael Coffman. Mr. Hendricks will request a court date.

When reviewing the notes for the fall newsletter, it was noted the Park Lightning will be Dec. 2 at 6 P.M.

It was suggested the city lot on Clark Street needed maintenance work. Justin will take care of this.

It was mentioned the surveyors had been on Clark Street and had encountered a resident with concerns.

Bruce reported the LVC, Lecompton Fire Department and KU Medical Center Department of Family Medicine would like to work together to distribute smoke detectors through out the community with the approval of the City Council. Residents interested in the smoke detectors can contact the city office. The city council approved. Flyers will be distributed. There will not be a trash pick up day by the LVC Oct. 14, 2006.

Paul Bahnmaier had asked if the KU Med. Group would be interested in scraping and painting the area on the front of the Community Building. Bruce will check for any lead base paint prior to any scraping.

Sandy notified council she will be out of the office September 29, 2006 and City Treasurer Georgia Wingfield will cover the office.

8:30 P.M. Ed made a motion to recess to Executive Session to discuss non-elected personnel information for ten minutes. Larry Hendricks, City Clerk and City Superintendent were asked to remain. The open meeting will resume in the meeting room at 8:40 P.M. 8:40 P.M. council came out of executive session to request to continue in executive session until 8:45 P.M.

8:47 P.M. Ed made a motion to adjourn. Chuck seconded and the vote was unanimous.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk