November 5, 2007 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay called the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order. Council Members Mark Tunstall, Tim McNish, Bruce Liese and Christy Mallonee were present. Council Member Ed Smith arrived at 7:10 P.M. City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle, City Treasurer Stephanie Soash and City Clerk Sandy Nichols were also present.
Tim McNish made a motion to approve the October 15 Public Hearing minutes and the October 15 regular meeting minutes. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas and 0 nays.
Mark made a motion to approve the bills before them. Christy seconded the motion and the vote was 4 yeas and 0 nays.
Mark Thomas from Rural Water Association was present to visit about GPS mapping for the City of Lecompton. Mr. Thomas showed a presentation of work that had been done for Maple Hill so the council could view what the completed work would provide. Mr. Thomas presented a proposal, (see attached) of what an estimated cost would be to have meters, valves, towers, and stations, interconnects, manholes, line points etc. collected and placed on a GPS system. After discussion, Bruce Liese made a motion to accept the proposal to chart valves, etc. at $4342.95 cost. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays. Council Member Smith arrived during the discussion.
Vaughn and Barbara Russell were present requesting a building permit for a garage. After review of the application, Ed Smith made a motion to approve the building permit. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
Lynn Ward was present representing Perry Lecompton Community Library Committee. There will be a location in the Perry Lecompton Thriftway Store where the videos had been locate for a library. At the end of six months the location will be re-evaluated. The Committee is working on a 501c3 status, getting insurance, applying for grants, and having book drives. The Committee would like to use the Community Building Dec. 14, 15, and 16 during the book drive. The council approved this. The Perry Lecompton Community Library requests a $400 donation for the library. Bruce made a motion to approve a $400 donation for the Perry Lecompton Community Library Fund. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
Shawn Ball was present to request a $.50 increase in trash per customer. Mr. Ball has had two rate increases at the land fill since his last rate increase in 2005. Ed made a motion to approve a $.50 trash increase per customer. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays. The rate increase is to take effect January 1, 2008.
Jennifer Smith was present representing the Lecompton Volunteer Corps. Jennifer has accepted the position to lead the Christmas Holiday decorating for this year. Roy and Marsha Paslay will decorate the outside of city hall. The City Council would like a form to be signed by the person entering the park decorating contest stating the city will not be responsible for damage to entries. The form should also have the person’s name, address, phone number, and a description of the display. It will also state the city has the right to remove any decorations that could be offensive or distasteful. Justin will put up the arch and pole lights before Dec. 1st. LVC will decorate the Community Building, put lights around shelter and around the park sign. November 18, 2 PM is the date and time set to decorate. Displays must be from city residents.
Justin shared a bid to work on the shop roof. The bid was from Home Tec Services LLC. A bid for $3500 would include shingles on the end of the building, remove old shingles, and dispose, replace bad rafter tails and roof sheeting where needed, install new 15lb felt, drip edge and 30 year shingles, install new gutters on east and west sides of garage and install gutter screens. A bid for $4000 would include lap siding on the end of the building instead of shingles. Tim made a motion to accept the $4000 bid. Ed seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
Two truck bids were opened. A bid for $925 was submitted by Donald L. Ray. A bid for $3000 was submitted by Frankie Baier. Bruce made a motion to accept the bid for $3000 from Frankie Baier. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays. It was requested the payment be made either in cash or with a cashier check.
A letter from John Carr was read regarding law-enforcement.
A letter which had been mailed to Chuck Nehrbass regarding mowing of property was read. The issue of mowing is to be researched and discussed at the Nov. 19th meeting.
After discussion regarding the treasurer’s salary and job description it was decided to table the topic until Nov. 19 meeting.
Full time employee’s vacation and holiday hours are considered hours worked when figuring overtime worked for a 40 hour work week. Ed made a motion to add this to the job descriptions. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
Stephanie is to be paid $12.00 per hour when substituting for the city clerk. This would be retro active to cover the 4 hours substituting for the city clerk on October 5, 2007. Ordinance 753 will be reviewed Nov. 19, 2007.
Roy Paslay requested an electrical and plumbing remodeling permit for 401 Halderman. Tim made a motion to approve the building permit. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was 5 yeas and 0 nays.
New Resident form was presented. It was suggested cell phone numbers also be requested on the form. A printed name by the signature should be included.
9:47 Mark made a motion to go into executive session for ten minutes to discuss non elected personnel. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was passed 5 yeas and 0 nays. 9:57 the council went back to the regular council meeting. Bruce made a motion to increase Stephanie Soash’s salary by $.75 up to $10.75. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
10:10 P.M. Mark made a motion to adjourn. Tim seconded and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk