APRIL 7, 2008 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. The following new council members were sworn in: Christy Mallonee, Jennifer Smith and Jimmy Wilkins. Council Members Mark Tunstall, and Tim McNish were also present. City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle and City Clerk, Sandy Nichols were present. Residents present: Lori Wilkins and Bud Mallonee.
Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the March 17 minutes. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
Mark made a motion to pay the bills before them. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
Jennifer smith nominated Mark for City Council President. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed.
Mayor Paslay appointed John Hoffman for City Treasurer. Mark made a motion to accept the mayor’s appointment for John to be the City Treasurer, Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Vickie Marino was present to request a donation from the City for Territorial Days. Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to donate $1000.00 to the Territorial Days Committee. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
After discussion Jennifer made a motion to add 5 minute per person to the Public Comments on the agenda. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Mayor Paslay appointed Karen Sanford to the Lecompton Planning Commission. Mark made a motion to accept the Mayor’s appointed of Karen Sanford to the Planning Commission. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
The council reviewed information presented from Glenn Mallonee regarding a lean-to over a concrete slab already in place. After discussion the council agreed no building permit would be needed.
A building permit application for a garage was presented for resident Tim McNish. After review, Jennifer made a motion to approve the building permit application. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays, Tim abstained.
Vaughn Russell requested an extension on his building permit do to bad weather. Christy made a motion to approve a six month extension to the building permit. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote was approved 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Mark made a motion to waive the $25 BZA application fee for the City of Lecompton’s Special Use Permit request and Jennifer should continue on the BZA until the current application is completed. Council Member Tunstall is confident that Jennifer will be capable of representing the BZA without any problems. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays and Council member Jennifer abstained. It was stated there is a BZA Public Hearing April 28 at City Hall regarding the water plant location.
Contract for Dave Bogner to audit the 2008 records was signed.
There was discussion regarding a park light shining into a resident’s home. After discussion that the light is in place to light the park for security safety the council requested a letter be sent to the resident stating the reasoning ffor leaving it as is. Diseased trees had been cut down and plans are to replace the trees.
There was discussion regarding recycling of tires on bulk trash pick up day. Jimmy made a motion to charge $1.50 for over 4 tires at a location. Justin is to be contacted and a date and time set for the tires to be delivered at a designated location. The fee is to be paid before or when the tires are delivered. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Justin stated the lift station at Denzil Hackathorn’s needed to upgrade. Kevin Quigley’s lift station had quit working and was being repaired.
Justin is to get prices for a hoist for the truck and a skid loader.
KRWA sent a contract for GPS data location collections. Locations have not been made at this time and the council recommends waiting until locates have been made.
Continental Insurance sent a contract for Terrorism coverage if desired. The council choose not to have the coverage at this time.
A letter from Douglas County Emergency Management regarding involvement in Hazard Mitigation Plan was discussed. Justin will attend the April 18 meeting.
A copy of a letter from Jeff Lohrding to Julie Brinkley was discussed.
A thank you from AA for use of the Community Building for their 6th year anniversary was shared.
The Douglas County Fair would like to use the Community Building for a style review on July 22. Could the fee be waived for this? Mark made a motion to waive the fee for the use of the Community Building. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
The City Clerk is to study trash issue on 7th street.
No Action was taken regarding a policy for CC members serving on other boards.
There was not interest in a Leadership Conference in May.
The City Clerk is to contact the Fire Department to see when Lohman’s brush pile can be burned.
The City Clerk is to send letters to Council Member Liese and Smith to return city property by April 21 or be charged for costs incurred.
The mayor would like a list from council member for items needed for future spending.
Six new Governing Body Handbooks are to be ordered for council members.
8:31 P.M. Mark made a motion to adjourn, Jimmy seconded, and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk