December 17, 2007


7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay called the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order. Council Members Tim McNish, Christy Mallonee, Mark Tunstall were present. Council Member Ed Smith was absent. 7:02 Council Member Bruce Liese arrived. City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle, City Attorney Lee Hendricks, City Treasurer Stephanie Soash and City Clerk Sandy Nichols were also present. Dave Bogner was present. Five PLHS government students were present.

Tim McNish made a motion to approve the December 3, 2007 minutes. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas and 0 nays.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the bills before them. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas and 0 nays.

Dave Bogner discussed 2008 projects and estimated costs. If a maintenance building was built ½ the cost would come from utility funds and ½ the cost from general funds. End of the year fund balances were discussed. Tim made a motion to transfer $10,000 from general fund to Equipment fund and $20,000 from general fund to State & Hwy fund. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas and 0 nays.

No reports from the Planning Commission.
No public comments.

Bruce Liese reported changes had been made in the acceptance of grants for renovation of the Community Building. It is his understanding a grant writer would be hired to write a grant for the project. Bruce made a motion to raise the Community Building rent to $40. There was no second, motion died.

Mayor Paslay was approved as the designated voting delegate for the March Rural Water Association meeting in Wichita.

Lee had no communications.
Justin had no communications. Mark commented Justin had done a good job during the ice storm.

Letters have been sent to residents along the route of the KU Cycling Race in April
Xtreme Wildlife Solutions left a card for his services if the city was interested.
Susie Hackathorn stated her opposition to the KU Cycling Race. Residents along the race path should have been asked for their input.

After discussion regarding SM Ball trash cart billings being added to the utility bill, Christy Mallonee made a motion not to include the trash cart bills to the utility billing. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas and 0 nays.

After discussion regarding the number of building inspections for a new home, the council requested Lee to check with Perry, Baldwin, Eudora, Lawrence and Topeka for the cost of their building inspections. The City Clerk is to check with Douglas County Zoning regarding the minimum number of inspections it would take for a new home.
Old Buisness:
It was noted the Resolution for sales tax on the April ballot was Resolution # 245.
No action was taken regarding the sale of the blue truck.
It was reported Ms. Lohman had contacted the Volunteer Fire Department to assist with the burning of her brush pile. No date has been set at this time.
Lt Baker with the KS HWY Patrol reported the HWY Patrol does not have grants available and referred to a state government web site.
There was no new business.
7:41 Bruce made a motion to adjourn, Tim seconded
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk