August 18, 2008


7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Jimmy Wilkins, Christy Mallonee, Jennifer Smith, and Mark Tunstall were present. City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle, City Clerk, Sandy Nichols, City Attorney Lee Hendricks and City Treasurer John Hoffman were present. Visitors present were: Lori Wilkins, Elsie Middleton, Betty Corel and Michael Hafling with C. A. S.

Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the August 4, 2008 minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to approve the bills before them. Jennifer Smith seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Kirk Kaberline from SCI was not present.

Water plant bids were reviewed. Mr. Hafling answered questions regarding changes that could be made. The council will be moving forward with the water plant. When Dan Fischer has information regarding additional funding for the water plant, the council will call a special meeting for additional conversation regarding the water plant. Mr. Hafling will be able to attend any day except Thursday August 21, 2008. If Mr. Hafling is given enough notice he could make arrangements to attend August 21 meeting. City Engineer, Kenneth Shetlar, estimated 5000 gallons of water would cost $44 with the current bid for the water plant. The council clarified they are not interested in a ground storage water tank.

Betty Corel with the Lecompton Planning Commission reported there was not a quorum for the August 11, 2008 PC meeting. There was, however, a study session.

Lee presented the council with a new contract between the City of Lecompton and RWD #3. Tim made a motion to approved Ordinance #791 for the new contract between the City of Lecompton and RWD #3. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

The council stated it is the city policy not to allow alcohol on any city property.

Roy presented a bid to have a sidewalk put across the south end of the 300 Block of Elmore and end of the tube work done. Mark made a motion to accept the $1224.00 bid to have the end of the tube work and walk where the hand rails had been done. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 1 nay from Tim.

Justin reported the following:
One curb stone had been removed during work on Elmore Street.
Alley by the post office: the phone line is in the middle of the alley, gas line on the east half of the center of the alley. The city attorney advised the council to have property owner’s work together on the water flow of this area; this is not a city issue. Further discussion was tabled until the next meeting so council members can revisit the alley area.
Alley by Spencer Cobb – a letter has been sent to Mr. Cobb inquiring to the possibility of removing a tube. No response has been received at this time.
Fire Department cleaned out tubes at intersection of Third and Halderman. Mark made a motion to donate $100 to the Fire Department. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 3 yeas, 2 nays from Christy and Jimmy.

No communications.


Old business:
There was no additional information regarding update on the web site. Elsie Middleton mentioned there was no information regarding the time of council meetings or office hours.
08/16/08 1:36 PM Tim placed a letter on Mr. Dennis Hatcher’s truck, under windshield wiper that the council had approved his doing.
Christmas: after discussion it was decided to resume the yard decoration contest; park lighting will continue; cookies, cocoa and coffee will be available at city hall.
Purchase of property for the lagoons was added to the long range plans.

Tim made a motion to go into executive session for 18 minutes to discuss attorney client privileged information. Jimmy seconded the motion; vote was 5 yeas, 0 nays. The city attorney was requested to attend the executive session. Regular meeting will reconvene at 8:50 PM. Regular session convened at 8:50 PM.

Jennifer made a motion for City Attorney to contact Carolyn Stewart regarding an easement on her property. Mrs. Stewart is to reply by noon Wed. August 20, 2008 or condemnation procedures will begin. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

After discussion Jimmy made a motion he would contact individual offering $10,000 per acre to purchase property. Mark seconded the motion. Jennifer made a motion to amend Jimmy’s motion for Jimmy to contact an individual regarding purchase of property at $10,000 per acre. Jimmy seconded the motion; Jennifer withdrew her amendment in favor of the city attorney contacting the individual making an offer of $10,000 per acre. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

9:20 P.M. Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded, and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk