November 3, 2008 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the Lecompton City Council regular meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Jimmy Wilkins, Christy Mallonee, Jennifer Smith, and Mark Tunstall were present. Also present were the following: Shawn Ball with SM Ball, City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle, and City Clerk, Sandy Nichols, residents Elsie Middleton, and Lori Wilkins.
Tim McNish made a motion to approve the October 20, 2008 minutes with noted corrections. Jennifer Smith seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the bills before them. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Shawn Ball of S.M. Ball Waste Disposal was present to discuss the need to increase trash rates. Shawn presented the council with rate increase information of fuel and landfill costs. Shawn requested a $.65 increase per stop. Shawn would also like to have the following added to the agreement: “Should the Hauler decide to sell his business during the effective term of this agreement, Hauler shall notify the city in writing ninety (90) days in advance of sale. The City must approve and agree to extend the remainder of this agreement to said new owner. If the City does not approve, this agreement becomes null and void.” Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to increase trash pickup by $.65 per stop. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. The city clerk will contact Lee Hendricks regarding the increase and agreement.
Public Comments: Elsie Middleton was interested in the “sign” information. Justin reported he had taken the damaged “Welcome to Lecompton” sign to Sign D’Sign in Lawrence for an estimated cost to replace the sign. Justin also had samples of the material the sign could be made from. Elsie stated that Bob Trainer had the missing piece from the sign that had been damaged. The council requested the city clerk to contact Mr. Trainer and have the piece returned to the city. A new sign would cost $360. Mark made a motion to have a new sign made with the plywood material and put up with 4” x 4’ posts. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Tim made a motion to accept ordinance # 792 for increase water rates. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Tim made a motion to accept ordinance #793 for increase sewer rates. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. It was brought to the council’s attention that Dave Bogner would like to be notified prior to decisions of this type being made.
Christy made a motion to accept the building permit from the City of Lecompton for a new water plant building. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Rural Development requested additional information from the city clerk, city engineer, and city attorney regarding rebids on the water plant.
The fall newsletter may be sent out with recommended addition and corrections.
A $2200 bid from Home Tec for the following projects: West building: replace rafter tails, $200; remove shingles from gable ends and install white vinyl siding, $600; Remove shingles and install new on roof, $700; East building: remove shingles and install new, $700. It was recommended to get another bid.
aerators down at the lagoons are being worked on
bricks have been placed at the south west corner walk of 300 block of Elmore
Debbie Beck sent a reminder that the bids need to be let on the water tower early spring
MPO will be mailing an agreement to be signed
Council approved ordering 2 Open Mtg Manuals and 2 Fair Labor Standards Act Handbook
Sunflower Bank – council requests interest and fee information to be sent, they do not wish to send statements at this time.
Municipal Energy Consultants – the council is not interested.
CB floor in the NE corner of the meeting room has a loose support. Jimmy and Justin will check and possibly contact Sam Smith to see if he has insurance and could temporarily fix this support.
It is okay to let people using the community building know they are not to use confetti.
Information was shared that John Hoffman had given Sandy. This topic was tabled until John could be present at a meeting.
Costs that had been spent on the water plant and tower projects were shared.
It was suggested that Rita Lesser could be contacted regarding the web page.
The clerk is to request Kenneth Shetlar to attend the Nov. 17, 2008 council meeting.
Mark made a motion for Justin to pick the color of the new water plant. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
8:57 P.M. Mark made a motion to adjourn. Christy seconded, and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk