January 19, 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, Jennifer Smith and Tim McNish were present. Also present were the following: City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle, City Clerk, Sandy Nichols, and City Attorney, Lee Hendricks.

Jennifer Smith made a motion to approve the January 05, 2009 minutes with corrections to be made in the fourth paragraph. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the bills before them. Christy Mallonee seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

No public or planning commission present.

After review and discussion Jimmy made a motion for the Mayor to sign “Contract for Sale of Real Estate” papers. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 50 yeas, 0 nays.

An accounting office in Topeka and an accounting office in Ottawa were recommended to be contacted to audit the 2009 city books.

It was noted detail information had been received for the Chapel at Lecompton’s building permit.

Information was shared from Midland Contractors regarding a situation when locates were being marked on Clark Street. A letter from Midland Construction that was sent to residents on Clark Street was shared.

A letter of resignation from John Hoffman was read. The City Clerk is to post treasurer job opening at the post office, city hall, on the park sign and in the Lawrence Journal World.

It was noted that a letter of release of funds for the water tower was received from KDOC. The award for the tower must be made by March 31, 2009.

It was brought to the council’s attention a concrete pad has been built over a sewer main in the 400 block of Boone Street. There was discussion regarding building codes, sewer easements and how this should be handled. The city clerk is to send a letter to the property owner(s) notifying them that the concrete pad was unlawfully built without a permit.

Rick Ensz would like to meet with the council Monday January 26, 2009 to sign bond papers for the water plant. The council agreed to meet Monday January 26, 2009 at 7 PM for a special meeting.

There was discussion regarding replacement of trees that had been cut down in the park. Jennifer will get cuts of trees and report back to the council.

Jimmy asked about snow removal on Halderman. A concerned citizen had contacted him that a resident’s driveway was being cleaned. Justin said he used the driveway to turn around in because it was a dead end street. The council is fine with this.

When the codification is being done the council would like change the use of Robert’s Rule of Order. The council will look over codes and building ordinance furnished by Lee and discuss at the next meeting.

8:38 P.M. Mark made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk