August 4, 2008 PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING 2009 BUDGET
6:30 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the 2009 Budget Public Hearing to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Jimmy Wilkins, and Jennifer Smith were present. 6:39 PM Council Member Tim McNish arrived. 6:42 PM Council Member Christy Mallonee arrived. 6:50 PM Mark Tunstall arrived. City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle, City Clerk, Sandy Nichols, and City Treasurer John Hoffman were present. Visitors present were Lori Wilkins, Elsie Middleton, and Paul Bahnmaier.
There was discussion about raising the mill levy. There were questions and discussions regarding the ad valorem tax. Mayor Paslay asked if there was discussion from the public. There were no comments.
7:00 PM Mayor Paslay closed the 2009 Budget Public Hearing and opened the Lecompton City Council Meeting. City Attorney Lee Hendricks was now present.
Tim McNish made a motion to approve the 2009 budget. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to approve Resolution for the 2009 G.A.P. waiver. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Jennifer Smith made a motion to approve the July 21, 2008 minutes. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the bills before them. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Lee Hendricks updated the council on the progress toward acquiring property and easements for a new water tower. Mr. Hendricks also reported to the council that it would be okay to sponsor a council member for the Lawrence Leadership.
There were no public comments at this time.
It was noted a resolution would not be necessary to approve Mayor Paslay’s appointment of Jeff Goodrick to the Douglas County Emergency Management Board. Jennifer made a motion to approve Mayor Paslay’s appointment of Jeff Goodrick to the Douglas County Emergency Management Board. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Justin notified the city council the Vacation Bible school people in the past have used the water in the park in case anyone was to see the water on during this time.
The city clerk notified the council BNSF Railroad would not permit the city to use their drainage box for discharge at the lagoons. City Engineer Kenneth Shetlar will be contacting Rural Development for funding of the additional cost for moving the discharge from the lagoons. The city currently has two active grants at this time and cannot apply for additional grants at this time. There was discussion of a letter sent to Craig Weinaug stating the city was looking into a grant for curb and gutters. Tim suggested a letter be sent to Craig Weinaug and cc to Keith Browning stating we currently are not able to apply for any grants. We appreciate and look forward to the assistance they afforded at an early date to study the curb and gutter north of the church. The council all agreed with this recommendation.
Information was presented from Royal Publishing to place an ad for the PLHS wrestling team at the 2008 Eudora Wrestling Tournament Champions Program. There was discussion regarding the need to support all actives if they started. The council decided not to start placing ads for individual groups.
The council was informed that Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew had called stating he had received concerns about the street leading to the vote area. Mr. Shew stated he was confident everything would be good for Election Day.
The council was informed that account #8 was now paid in full.
The PLHS Women’s Choir will be using the CB for a pancake feed fund raiser. Tim made a motion to waive the user fee. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Jennifer discussed the possibility of working on the web site, more information, and interactive space. Jennifer will check on web domain costs. The city clerk will check with the City of Perry and PLMS to see who does there web sites. There was discussion including a draft agenda on the web site with a statement that items may be added or deleted.
The alley between WoodN’Stuff and the post office was discussed. The City Superintendent is requested to get locates in the alley 300’ south of Woodson Ave. This topic is tabled until the next meeting.
The alley south of Woodson Ave between Isacks and Whitfield was discussed. Would removal of a tube help, would a squashed tube help? Justin will check with the residents to see how they are using this area and report back to the council.
Council Member McNish will hand deliver a letter that was not received by certified mailing to Mr. Dennis Hatcher regarding yard compliance. Mr. McNish will take a witness with him to deliver the letter.
There was discussion regarding the 155th anniversary of the city in 2009. T-shirts were discussed, contest for design of the t-shirt with in the Perry Lecompton School District; Jennifer will contact Territorial Day Committee.
New tubes were placed at both ends of the 300 block of Elmore. There was discussion regarding curb stones on the south end. Paul Bahnmaier wanted to know about the curbstones that were removed and found behind the city office building. Justin explained the tube was located at the same place on the east end and extended on the west so the hand rail would not be needed. Mr. Bahnmaier wanted to know why it could not have been replaced in the same location as it was removed.
It was reported the person interested in purchasing some of the brick buildings in the 300 block of Elmore is not interested in putting a water line across at this time. Roy Paslay stated he would pay to have a water line placed across the street prior to completion of the road work.
9:00 P.M. Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded, and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk