December 03, 2007 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay called the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order. Council Members Tim McNish, Christy Mallonee, Mark Tunstall and Ed Smith were present. Council Member Bruce Liese was absent. City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle, City Attorney Lee Hendricks, City Treasurer Stephanie Soash and City Clerk Sandy Nichols were also present. Kenneth Shetlar and Rex Heape were present from SKW. Garrett Nordstrom was present representing Governmental Assistance Services.
Ed Smith made a motion to approve the November 19, 2007 minutes. Christy Mallonee seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas and 0 nays.
Ed made a motion to approve the bills before them. Mark seconded the motion and the vote was 4 yeas and 0 nays.
Kenneth Shetlar stated plans for the new water plant should be ready to send to KDHE next week. The state expects the plans to be ready about 30 days after they are received. Projected time for bids to go out will be around mid-February. A representative(s )from SKW, G.A.S. and possibly Rural Development would be present for bid openings. Kenneth would like to open the bids the Thursday before the council meeting so the bid applicants can be verified. If plans go as projected the new plant could be in operation around October. Garrett stated the completion of the project should be within 24 months after the grant was approved. A request for an extension could be applied for. The geo tec has not been done at this time; bids are to be in this Friday to SKW. The bids are good for 60 days. Five test holes will have to be drilled.
There was also discussion regarding the application for a new water tower. Size of a lot location if there was a new location was discussed. 150’ square would be a good size area. A 75’ square area with a possible 100’ construction easement area was discussed. The environmental has been done. There was discussion regarding the location for a new water plant. No action was taken at this time.
Mark Tunstall requested an extension on his building permit. Christy made a motion to approve a six month extension for Mark’s building permit. Ed seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
There was no representation from the Planning Commission or public.
Ed made a motion to approve the 1% Sales Tax Resolution. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Tim McNish made a motion to approve the Ordinance fixing the salaries of the City Officers of the City of Lecompton. Ed seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Justin reported on the condition of tables at the Community Building. A request for 4 new tables and 1 new storage cart for the tables were made. Ed made a motion to purchase 4 new tables and 1 storage cart. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Justin reported stop signs had been taken down but not removed by the elementary school. He also reported a meter pit lid had been removed and left at one location.
There was discussion regarding a grant submitted for work on the Community Building. The council asked to have the subject put on the December 17 agenda for an update from Bruce Liese.
Justin reported the individual that was awarded the bid on the 1994 GMC truck had not made arrangements to pickup the truck at this time. The council recommended waiting until after the first of the year before taking
The council approved for Stephanie to attend the Dec. 17 council meeting.
Stephanie presented interest rates from First State Bank and Douglas County Bank. The council recommended requesting First State to match Dg. Co. rates or transfer two CDs maturing in Dec to Dg. Co.
A letter from Overfield Security system announcing an up grade was presented.
Justin reported the request for a light at the end of Halderman will require a new pole to be set.
City employees are to make a phone call to Ms. Lohman regarding a brush pile. If no results are reached, the City Attorney is to be contacted.
A resume from Mark Koch for law-enforcement was presented.
A thank you from PLCL for the city’s donation was presented.
After discussion, Ed made a motion to give Brian Kelley through April to demolish his old residence. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
It was noted Mr. Cyr’s bill had been paid in full.
The council approved Dan to clean the computer. Also check with him to see about transferring of Jayhawk files.
City Clerk is to check with Kansas Highway Patrol to see if there is any benefit (grant) for Highway Patrol to live within the community.
8:45 P.M. Christy made a motion to adjourn. Ed seconded and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk