June 2, 2008


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 Treasurer John Hoffman were present. Residents present: Lori Wilkins, Bonnie and Steve Fugett and Cindi Treaster.

Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the May 19, 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. Tim McNish seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas and 0 nays.

There were no public comments.

Ordinance #790 regarding mayor and city council member salary was read and discussed. After discussion, Mark made a motion to approve Ordinance #790. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Resolution #249 regarding a lease/purchase agreement with First State Bank for a S250 Bobcat was read. Jimmy made a motion to pass Resolution #249. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Review of job descriptions: Treasurer: add clerk pay when substituting for the city clerk; Ask Lee if the superintendent’s position is appointed or hired; contact city clerks to see if their superintendent is appointed or hired; contact city clerk list serve to see how they figure vacation leave. Subjects tabled until the next meeting.

There was discussion regarding the possibility of a curfew being set; damage done to railroad property, damage to resident’s vehicle, young kids walking the streets early hours of the morning; how would it be enforced? Contact the attorney to see if a curfew ordinance can be written. No additional action taken.

Justin reported the work on 7th Street has been completed. Mayor Paslay stated the tubes by the elementary school needed to be cleaned; there was discussion regarding the ditch along Leslie property and what could be done. Justin is to speak with one of the Leslie brothers. Tim shared a resident’s complaint about dirt washing out of a driveway onto the street. Justin said he had other areas to clean and would try to get this area also. Jimmy reported a complaint regarding weeds in a ditch on Halderman Street that needed to be mowed.

The Perry Lecompton Community Library wanted to know if the council would be interested in donating a small prize for kids completing the reading program this summer. A recommendation to give a coupon for a “bug juice” had been made. The council requested information on when the program starts and when it ends. This will be discussed at the next meeting when additional information is available.

Communications: A congratulation letter from Nancy Boyda regarding award of grant money was read; KPERS contribution rate increase was reported;

There was discussion regarding the water plant and water tower: It is requested the City Engineer, attorney and grant writer attend the June 16, 2008 council meeting to discuss site plans, and what has been completed and what needs to be done yet. Easement or purchase of road property will be discussed.

The city clerk is to start the renewal process of the $109,000 note regarding the drilling of the new water well.


CD’s to be renewed in June; renew one for 6 months and one for 18 months.

Chuck Folks would like to have trash removed from their utility billing. The council agreed not to remove trash from the utility billing.

It was reported the appraisal on the Stewart property would be 11 A.M. June 3, 2008.

It is approved for the City Clerk to take vacation June 23 – 27.

Work to be done on Elmore Street in the 300 block was discussed. Justin is to get bids for tearing up, packing, city furnish AB3 to be mixed in as base. Tim would like to revisit chip and sealing of streets.

9:00 P.M. Christy made a motion to adjourn. Jimmy seconded, and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk