May 19, 2008 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Mark Tunstall, Tim McNish, Jimmy Wilkins, Christy Mallonee, and Jennifer Smith were present. City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle, City Clerk, Sandy Nichols, and City Attorney Lee Hendricks were present. Resident present: Lori Wilkins.
Tim McNish made a motion to approve the May 5, 2008 minutes. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to pay the bills before them. Christy Mallonee seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.
There were no public comments.
All present went to view the area south of city hall for discussion of a retaining wall, not to exceed 30” on the west side of the sidewalk from city hall to the steps and from the steps south in the vicinity of tree that Justin is aware of. The south end would taper down. There was discussion regarding the use of concrete or 16” x12” x 8” 84 lb concrete blocks. It was recommended to use AB3 gravel, sand, and a drainage pipe behind the wall. Grey, brown, tan, taupe colors were considered as a color to be used. Phase 1 would be from city hall to the steps. Phase 2 would be from the steps south. Justin is to get separate bids for Phase 1 and Phase 2. The bids should be for concrete and concrete blocks. Possible bids could be obtained from McNish Foundations, R & H, ask Capital City, and other ideas.
After discussion regarding an addition on 324 Elmore it was recommended the owner request a variance with BZA.
7:24 PM council member Jennifer Smith became resident Jennifer Smith. Jennifer stated problems at her driveway on Woodson Avenue. It was noted when tubes were needed in the past, the resident was not charged. After discussion Mark made a motion to put a drainage tube in the driveway on Woodson Ave. for Jennifer Smith at 401 Elmore. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was 4 yeas and Jennifer abstained. 7:35 PM Jennifer returned to city council.
Justin reported he had been to Bob Jernigan’s to view the overflow of the stream running through Mr. Jernigan’s property. After discussion the council requested a letter be sent to Mr. Jernigan that the work needing to be done would be his responsibility.
A resident had requested a trap be set for male and female adult foxes with young pups. Christy said she would contact Wildlife regarding the foxes.
Mayor Paslay appointed Betty Corel to the Lecompton Planning Commission. Mayor Paslay appointed Paul Maline to the BZA board. Jimmy made a motion to accept the Mayor’s appointments of Betty Corel to the Planning Commission and Paul Maline to the BZA board. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
After reading of Ordinance 789 regarding 1% sales tax election results, Tim made a motion to approve Ordinance 789. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Tim made a motion to approve an electrical building permit for Territorial Day Committee. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
After discussion Mark made a motion to increase council members and mayor’s salary to $30.00 per meeting. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
City Attorney Lee Hendricks shared concern regarding a city treasurer taking responsibility for the city budget. Mr. Hendricks discussed the tremendous amount of difference in municipal budgeting and regular or commercial budgets. Mr. Hendricks believes Mr. Bogner is doing a great job with the budget at this time. Mr. Hendricks recommended for the time being Mr. Hoffman study municipal budgets, make recommendations to the council, and study a long term budget.
Mr. Hendricks reported a letter and information furnished by Donna Crawford were mailed to Carolyn Stewart regarding the purchase of land for a water tower. Mr. Hendricks stated an appraiser would be needed and asked if there were any suggestions from the council. The council would like for him to work with appraisers that he has used.
Justin requested guidance from the council as to what work he could use part-time employees for. Several council members were uncertain as to what work part-time employees do. Justin is to limit part-time employees when possible.
There was discussion regarding the amount given to Justin for the use of his cell phone for business calls. Jimmy made a motion to pay $50 per month for Justin using his own phone for city calls. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote was approved 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Justin reported an additional 6 loads of rock had been used on 7th Street ditches. He is instructed to continue.
After discussion regarding renewal of a CD at First State Bank, Jimmy made a motion to renew the CD for 18 months for 3.25% interest. Christy seconded the motion and the vote was 5 yeas, 0 nays.
It was decided that non-residents wishing to dispose of tires should be given the phone number and make their own arrangements.
May 30 Justin and Sandy will attend a Douglas County Management conference on a Debris Management Plan. This is a requirement if needing FEMA assistance.
After discussion regarding the many needs for a digital camera, Jimmy made a motion for the staff to purchase a digital camera not to exceed $150. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
City Clerk is to check on NIMS training for Jimmy and Jennifer.
Thank you cards from PLCL, KU Cycling Team were read. Patrick Gottstein sent a message he believes he has completed all needed insurance information for BNSF.
Paul Bahnmaier brought information by regarding the K-10 & Farmer’s Turnpike development.
If someone has written two consecutive checks they must continue to pay by money order or cash, forever.
The following information was reported: the BZA had approved the water plant special use application; there will be a BZA Public Hearing June 12 for a special use application; Five letters were sent requesting property to be mowed: two have been completed, two are partially completed, one nothing done; Ed Smith returned city property; Kelley’s are continue to do clean up work on demolition of old residency;
Mark made a motion to approve Jennifer purchasing flowers for the park sign area and two pots in front of city hall not to exceed $200. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
8:50 P.M. Jennifer made a motion to adjourn. Mark seconded, and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk