January 7, 2008


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

Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the December 17, 2007 minutes. Bruce Liese seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas and 0 nays.

Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the bills before them. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas and 0 nays.

Planning Commission – no reports
Public Comments – no residents present

Shane Jones was now present to request rock be put on Jones Street. The council agreed to put additional rock on Jones Street.

Justin reported water connection had been made to two new homes on Boone Street. One meter is locked and one meter deposit will be made Tuesday January 8, 2008.
Justin reported the Geo Tech samples had not been taken at the water plant yet. The new building will not fit into the location without removing the old plant. The city will have to be on RWD #3 water while the new plant is built.
Justin also reported the possibility of a new location for a water tower.

Sandra Day with Lawrence Douglas County Planning letter
PLCL letter
Larry Cyr letter
Becky Maxwell would like to donate an antique “witches” merry-go-round.

After discussions of the number of utility payment extensions to be granted each year, the council requested the city attorney’s opinion on limiting 2 extensions per year and eliminating the 3 days for a hearing.

Old Business:
After discussion Bruce made a motion to increase new structure building permits to 1% of the total estimated gross building cost; this will cover the first six inspections. If more than 6 inspections, an additional fee for each inspection will be required. This fee will be the cost of the inspection(s) plus an additional $10.00 for processing per inspection. There is no minimum for residential building permit. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays. This is to be tabled until the January 21, 2007 meeting to discuss with the city attorney. During discussion the question was asked if a minimum or percentage should be charged on remodeling projects. This is also tabled until Jan. 21.

The council will check on four residents for code compliance: Pfeffer, Stauffer, Pollard, Smith.

There was no new business

Mark made a motion to reimburse Mayor Paslay $84.00 for doctor visits resulting from injury while removing branches from telephone line on city property after/during ice storm. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

8:37 P.M. Mark made a motion to adjourn, Bruce seconded.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk