JANUARY 21, 2008 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, and Mark Tunstall were present. 7:14 PM Council Member Ed Smith arrived. 7:22 PM Council Member Bruce Liese arrived. City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle, City Clerk Sandy Nichols and City Attorney Lee Hendricks were also present.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the January 7, 2008 minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas 0 nays.
Mark made a motion to approve the bills before them. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
Richard Nichols was present to request a building permit to replace a single wide trailer on agricultural zoned property for part time farm help and family member. After discussion, Tim made a motion to approve the building permit. Christy Mallonee seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
December monthly report, year end report and KDHE survey were reviewed.
After reading of the 2007 and 2008 GAAP Waiver Resolutions, Christy made a motion to approve GAAP Waiver Resolution # 246. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Christy made a motion to approve GAAP Waiver Resolution #247. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Planning Commission – no reports
Public Comments – none present
After discussion with the City Attorney, Bruce made a motion to override his motion at the January 7, 2008 meeting regarding building permits. Christy seconded the motion and the vote was 5 yeas, 0 nays. Tim made a motion for a building permit fee to be 1% of the total estimated gross building cost. Any costs above the 1% fee would be at the owner’s expense. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. The ordinance would remain the same regarding the $100 minimum fee.
Justin shared information regarding plans for the new water plant. The council would like for the City Clerk to contact the City Engineer, Kenneth Shetlar, to attend the February 4, 2008 meeting. The council would like to have a time line of the water plant project.
After discussion the City Clerk was requested to write a letter to Chuck Bayless stating the city is not taking bids at this time for mowing of city property. The council would, however, like to have a proposal for piece work that might need to be done from time to time.
The CDBG grant was approved for a new 150,000 gallon water tower. There was discussion regarding the location of a new water tower. Lee will talk with the City Engineer regarding needed specifications and prepare information for obtaining property if the council wishes to change location of the water tower. Roy will attend the KIAC meeting in Salina, February 5, 2008 at 8:30 A.M.
Stephanie Soash submitted a written resignation. The council would like for the mayor to review past applications for the treasurer’s position. The City Clerk is to put information on the sign in the park requesting applications for the city treasurer position. The City Clerk will try to get the spring newsletter ready as soon as possible and include the vacant city treasurer position.
Ms. Keagy from LES called stating the recycle dumpster at the school had been removed.
Ed made a motion to approve the City Clerk attendance at the KOMA/KORA training sponsored by LKM on Feb. 15, 2008 in Ottawa. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Lohman brush pile will be burned by the Volunteer Fire District.
It was reported at the present time the Pfeffer property is not in need of additional notification of code violations. This and other properties will be monitored.
8:16 P.M. Mark made a motion to adjourn, Bruce seconded, unanimous.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk