February 2, 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 and City Clerk, Sandy Nichols.

Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the January 19, 2009 minutes. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

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

Mayor Paslay recommended sending a thank you note to Mr. Phil Wolf for his consideration of the city expenses.

No public or planning commission present. It was noted “The Woods” development would be discussed at the February 9, 2009 meeting.

Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to approve the Red Flag Resolution #255. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Justin reported the contractors would be boring under the railroad Tuesday. GPS lines would be installed in elbows, valves & tracer wire in the lines. Justin reported a new tailgate was needed for the dump truck. He is to check on used tailgates. The backwash pond needs to be cleaned in the near future. There was discussion regarding the condition of Clark Street. No action will be taken until the water plant construction has been completed.

The council agrees that it is a good idea to have the temp notes mature in 18 months as recommended by Phil Wolfe.

Holly Colbert requested the council to consider a reduction of her water bill do to a leak. After discussion the council stated this had not been done in the past and they would not reduce the water bill.

A report was given regarding an application that had been received for the part time treasurer position. Bond investigation is to be done as the applications are return so the council can then review the applications that are bondable.

There was no information presented for the renewal of the copy machine at this time.

Jennifer reported the Lecompton Volunteer Corp had discussed T-shirts for the 155th anniversary of the city. Bonnie Fugett would check on a design contest by students within the school district.
Jennifer had looked at trees to plant in the park and will get prices.

Justin reported one of the banners on the “Welcome to Lecompton” sign was broken. He is to order a new banner.
There was discussion regarding a retaining wall from city hall south to the steps. Mark and Jimmy offered to volunteer their time to work on a retaining wall. Justin is to see what 2’ rocks cost and if they would be set when delivered.
There was discussion regarding the CB foundation, walls, ceilings and what work needed to be done. Justin is to find someone to look at the foundation. The council did not have recommendation of whom to contact.

8:00 P.M. Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk