December 18, 2006 Lecompton City Council Minutes
Roy Paslay opened meeting at 7:00 P.M. on Monday December 18, 2006.
Council members Mark Tunstall, Tim McNish, and Ed Smith were present. Larry Hendricks City Attorney, Justin VanWinkle City Superintendent, Georgia Winfield City Treasurer, and Sandy Nichols City Clerk were present.
Ed Smith made a motion to approve the December 4 and December 7 minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Council Member Chuck Folks arrived
After discussion, Ed made a motion to approve the bills. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Jay Robertson, Trustee for Lecompton Township, was present to discuss installing portable car ports for Township equipment.
Council Member Bruce Liese arrived.
Mr. Robertson requested any fees be waived. The Council stated there would be no fees charged for car ports.
After discussion regarding location of the car ports, Mark made a motion to write a letter of approval to put the car port(s) at the lagoons. The Township will have access to maintain their equipment and building. The agreement will include a stipulation that the City may request the removal of the car ports if the space is needed for use by the City. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
A building plot drawing with set back feet was submitted by Brian Kelley. After review, Tim made a motion to approve Mr. Kelley’s plans and continue on with the building permit. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
City Attorney Larry Hendricks reported he has been in contact with Kirk Keberlein of SCI. A letter will be sent to the City regarding the franchise fees. The City Clerk is to send a copy to Larry to review.
Larry reported if unclaimed meter deposits/interest after three years and publication have not been claimed will be returned to the operating funds of the utility. The City Clerk will collect any other information necessary for unclaimed monies and report to the City Attorney.
Justin reported he had not found a truck replacement at this time. After the first of the year an order could be placed but the plants are not accepting orders at this time.
Justin requested approval to purchase a Clark tool chest from Orscheln’s costing approximately $699. Ed made a motion to approve the purchase. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
It was brought to the council’s attention the November Monthly financial report they received in November should have been titled October.
Mayor Paslay accepted a written resignation from the Planning Commission submitted by Nancy Howard.
Larry will contact William Massey regarding cleaning of property on Second Street. He will coordinate a time with the Sheriff’s Department and the clean up crew to get the work completed.
The letter sent with the second notice of utility billing was review and changes requested to be made to the letter.
After review status of living arrangements on Seventh Street, a letter is requested to be sent to the resident and SRS reminding of the deadline.
Ed made a motion to renew the 182 day CD maturing on Dec 22 to a nine month CD. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Bruce presented information regarding ECO2 and is interested in being on the ECO2 Committee. The council approves of Bruce being on the ECO2 Committee. Bruce also presented a draft for the KAN STEP Pre-Application for the council to review.
Information placed on the sign in the part was discussed. It was decided to keep the information to place on the sign of community involvement.
Having Martin Luther Kind Day as a recognized holiday was discussed. No action was taken.
Dave Bogner was present to discuss the possibility of fund transfers. Ed made a motion to move $20,000 from the General fund into the Special Highway Fund and $10,000 from the General fund to the Equipment Fund. Chuck Folks seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
There was discussion regarding a city sales tax. Tim made a motion to have the city attorney see if a 1 cent sales tax vote could be put on the spring ballot and to furnish needed information. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
8:35 Ed made a motion to adjourn. Mark seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Sandy Nichols, Clerk