August 20, 2007


6:45 P.M. Mayor Paslay convened the Public Meeting. Council Members Mark Tunstall, Tim McNish, Chuck Folks, and Bruce Liese were present. 6:49 PM Council Member Ed Smith present. G.A.S. representative Garrett Nordstrom was present. City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle, City Attorney Lee Hendricks, and City Clerk Sandy Nichols were present. Residents Larry Cyr, Gail Tompkins, Martin Long, Denzil Hackathorn and Matt McPherson arrived during the public hearing.

Garrett reviewed materials he brought for the Public Hearing: Authority to apply resolution, long range financing resolution, commitment resolution, statement of assurances & certifications, anti-displacement plan, disclosure report and 2nd page of grant. Mr. Nordstom answered questions from the council. There were no comments or questions from the public.

At 7:00 P.M. the Mayor closed the Public Hearing.

7:00 P.M. the Mayor convened the regular Lecompton City Council meeting.

Bruce Liese made a motion to approve the August 6, 2007 minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Chuck Folks made a motion to pay the bills before them. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Bruce made a motion to resolve resolutions 240, 241, and 242. Ed Smith seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

The discussion and vote regarding the 2008 CDBG administrator was tabled to later in the meeting in order to address the persons from the public that were present.

Larry Cyr was present regarding a letter Lee Hendricks had mailed to Mr. Cyr and Gail Tompkins stating residents were required by code to have water and sewer. Lee read part of the letter concerning these issues. Sarah Wise spoke in favor of Mr. Cyr not being required to have water stating he had alternative utilities. Denzil Hackathorn expressed concern codes were trying to represent large cities and that most citizens were not aware of the codes. Mr. Cyr explained that he does not live here all the time. Mr. Cyr was told of the availability to have his utilities shut off for a fee of $30 and turned back on when he returned. There would not be a fee to have the utility turned back on when he returned. Mr. Cyr was in favor of this and requested the City Superintendent turn the water on the next day. Mr. Cyr would not be receiving additional letters regarding the need of water or sewer at his residence.

Matt McPherson was present to discuss needed steps toward purchasing and building on property currently owned by Homer and Bill Leslie. Justin stated he had attended the PC meeting when Mr. McPherson was present. Sewer and water line access was discussed. After additional discussion, a final plat form was given to Mr. McPherson to be completed and returned with a copy of the signed plat. Mr. McPherson is too meet with the Lecompton Planning Commission when plat is completed.

Mark Tunstall discussed reimbursement for 300 gallons of red water after line break or installing a flush valve in his vicinity. After discussion Chuck made a motion to credit 300 gallons of water to Mark’s account. Bruce seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays, Mark abstained.

A building permit for a new water plant was submitted. After discussion, Ed made a motion to approve the building permit from the City of Lecompton for a new water plant and to waive any fees. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. ( OVER)

There was no report from the PC.

40 year contract with RWD #3; Lee explained that a 40 year contract was not being used in agreements any longer. It was discussed a lot of water would be needed from RWD #3 during the building of a new water treatment plant. Lee had discussed a contract that would allow Lecompton to use RWD #3 as a back up and RWD #3 to use Lecompton as a back up in case of emergencies after the new water treatment plant is completed. The council requested Lee to continue working on a contract with RWD #3.

Lecompton Elementary School requested crosswalks be painted. Justin reported the crosswalks were still visible from last year and recommended not painting until after chip and seal is completed. The council agreed. The City Clerk is requested to send a letter to LES stating such.

Justin reported milling of the 300 block of Elmore was not recommended after visiting with Douglas County Public Work representatives. Douglas County Public Works representatives recommended use of a reclaimer.

Information regarding a $279.60 utility bill not paid at 440 Boone Street was presented. Mark made a motion to have this applied as a special to the tax roll of the property. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Lee reported he will be meeting with Chuck Nehrbass regarding mowing of property on the NE corner of Woodson Ave and Eisenhower Memorial Drive.

Mowing of the property at 440 Boone Street was tabled until September 4, 2007 meeting.

After reviewing and discussing the proposals received for a new water treatment plant from G.A.S., Hernly Associates, Mid America CDC/PSU and RDA of NEK the Council Members completed their evaluation survey information. After the tabulation of the evaluations, Bruce made a motion to accept the proposal from G.A.S. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was 5 yeas, 0 nays.

8:45 P.M. Bruce made a motion to adjourn. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed with 3 yeas and Ed voting nay.

Sandy Nichols, City Clerk