January 5, 2009


7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the Lecompton City Council regular meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Jimmy Wilkins, Christy Mallonee, Mark Tunstall and Tim McNish were present. 7:03 council member Jennifer Smith was present. Also present were the following: City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle, City Clerk, Sandy Nichols, and guests Jim Hanes, Matt Gough, Tom Allen & Susan, Stan Unruh and Marguerite Ermeling.

Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the December 15, 2009 minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays, Jennifer Smith arrived during the voting.
Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to approve the bills before them. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Lana Keever was not present.

Jim Haines, Tom Allen & Susan, Stan Unruh, Marguerite Ermeling, and Matt Gough were present to discuss lack of proper notification from Lawrence-Douglas County Planning to townships, cities, and residents regarding the sector plan. The Scenic River Group requested the council to ask that they be properly notified of meetings. Matt Gough with Emerson Law Firm stated proper notifications had been given of meetings that would have action taken. Some residents had received notice, others had not. Prior to the council taking any action, Council Member Wilkins will check on meeting dates. Ms. Emerling will also try to get additional meeting information. Jennifer will check on communications she had received.

There was discussion of what would be needed for summer part-time. Roy stated construction on the water plant is scheduled to begin January 12, 2009. Mark stated Justin probably will be busy with the water plant building. Justin will bring before the council any hiring of additional part-time employees. There was discussion regarding the need of a backup person for Justin if he were out of town etc. Justin said he had been working with Dee Nichols on training of the water plant. Justin will be gone as some point for training of the new water plant. It was decided he could then train someone for the new plant.

The council recommended hiring Debbie Corcoran to clean the community building and city hall. A letter is to be sent to Mary Ann Delgadillo and Eilleen Delge thanking them for their interest. The city would be hiring the person that responded first.

John presented a six month forecast report. The council requested John continues with this reporting and to work on a two year plan.

Jennifer will be going to Japan in May 2009.

After discussion, Christy appointed Justin to be the delegated voting person for the KRWA Annual meeting. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. At a later date it will be decided who else will be attending.

Lee sent communication stated the council should continue following the codes regarding renter’s non-payment of utility accounts. City clerk is to send a letter to the renter and land owner regarding this.

The council approves to have KSRW Association complete the CCR report for $50.00.

There was discussion regarding the rewiring of a building without applying for a permit. There was discussion of what electric, plumbing and mechanical work needed a permit and what did not. It was recommend adding information to the spring newsletter.

The refuse contract is for 6 years.

A letter may be sent to the Historical Society and the LUM Church sharing information that was received from Douglas County Public Works regarding work along Woodson Ave and Elmore intersection just north of the church. The letter should include the cost, what is recommended and need of funding. The city cannot apply for grants at this time.

Dave Bogner will not be able to audit the city books for 2009 do to the grant work being done. It is recommended to put the auditing of the 2009 up for bids. The city clerk will work on this.

There was discussion regarding Robert’s Rule of Order. Jennifer made a motion to adopt LKM Code of Procedure for Kansas Cities. Tim seconded the motion. After discussion Jennifer amended her motion to adopt the LKM Code of Procedures for Kansas Cities effective when new codification is done. Tim seconded this motion. The vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

The council would like to meet with the Office of Rural Opportunity the first Monday of March or April.

Council members up for election in April were reminded to re-file if they wish to run for office again.

Justin reported that Lana Keever was interested in the city installing pressure regulators at the MLC do to the increase of pressure when the new water tower is installed. No action was taken. There was discussion about backflow requirements in the city.

9:18 P.M. Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk