February 17, 2009 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
7:04 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. Council Member Jennifer Smith was absent. Also present were the following: City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle, City Clerk, Sandy Nichols and City Attorney Lee Hendricks arrived about 7:20 PM. Mr. (Rick) Ricley, Jeff Steward, John Chaney and Mr. & Mrs. William Klemme were present. Several students from Keystone Learning and two teachers were present.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the February 2 and February 4, 2009 minutes. Christy Mallonee seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Mark made a motion to approve the checks before them. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays. Mark made a motion to approve the $97,739.31 to Midland when the funds are available. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
The students from Keystone Learning presented a slide show about recycling, the damage plastic bags can do, the amount of waste created and what this does to the environment. Each person present was given a cup that can be reused and a reusable bag.
John Chaney was present to discuss property at 414 Boone. Mr. Chaney is the owner of this lease to purchase property. A concrete pad has been built on the sewer main right-of-way on the north side of the driveway. Mr. Chaney has offered to tear the pad off or add to the property title that the pad can be torn off if and the owner would be required to pay the expense if the city needs access to the sewer main. The side walk that was been removed. Jimmy Wilkins stated a building permit had not been applied for when the concrete pad was put down which is in violation of the city codes. The council discussed removal of the pad, getting a building permit, checking the city codes to see if the pad would meet city codes. There was discussion about the status of the remaining two building permits. Mr. Chaney will bring title papers to the March meeting. Jimmy made a motion for Mr. Chaney to pay for a building permit and to approve a building permit for the concrete pad that is built over the sewer main on Mr. Chaney’s property and to have the removal information included on the title. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Christy made a motion to extend building permit 146 for six (6) months from today. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays. Mr. Chaney will be in the office Thursday February 19, 2009 to pay for the building permit and the invoice that is due.
David Neidinger with the KU Cycle Team was present to request a cycle race to be held in Lecompton March 28, 2009. The KU Cycle Team will be responsible for notification of residents, sheriff’s department, Fire Department, post flyers, and any other needed notifications. There were no objections from any of the council members or the mayor.
Mr. Rick? Ricley requested a building permit for a garage/storage at 608 Whitfield. After discussion Jimmy made a motion to approve the building permit. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
There was no report from the PC, nor any resident comments.
One bid for temporary note bonds was presented. Jimmy made a motion to accept the bid from Dewaay Financial Network LLC for 4.15% interest is accepted. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays. Resolution 254 authorizing the issuance of the Temporary Note was presented and discussed. Christy made a motion to accept Resolution 254. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays. Mark made a motion for the mayor to sign necessary papers for the temporary note. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Lee let the council know that condemnation papers had been filed for the tower property. He has also notified Dan Fischer with Rural Development to proceed with the project.
The property purchase from Chuck Nehrbass is complete.
After discussion it was recommended the city not accept donations unless a fund has been set up. The council would like the $60 returned to Perry Yacht Club.
There was discussion regarding dangerous structures, concern for injury to a person, and the procedures needed to be followed for removal of these structures. A letter will be sent to the owner, publication of a hearing date, and the hearing. Jimmy made a motion for Lee to send letters to the following property owners: Brad Coletta, Bill Roberts, and Denzil Hackathorn at this time. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays. The city clerk is to get information regarding these locations to Lee.
Justin reported the plans for the water plant are not complete with addendums. After the contractor and Justin had both tried to get up to date plans, Justin drove to Iola to pick them up. The plans that were picked up do not have all the addendums. Justin stated Midland Contractor’s wanted to know if small rubble from digging the water line could be placed in the drainage ditch on Clark Street. The council is okay with this. Christy recommended Justin over see the size of rock going into the drainage ditch. Justin reported Midland Contractors will let him use their backhoe to clean out the backwash pond. He will be doing this Friday when Midland is not working. Justin reported there is a need to purchase a metal detector for locating valves, etc. He has located a good metal detector for $639.45. Tim made a motion to purchase the metal detector for $639.45. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Jimmy reported he had checked on the large rocks for a retaining wall. After discussion it was decided to continue to study this project and to work on it after Territorial Days.
Information was presented for the 2009 BCBS cost. After discussion, Christy made a motion to renew with BCBS. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Progress on the Stauffer clean up was discussed. Brandee Gruver had signed for the certified letter. Mrs. Gruver came to the office Feb. 10, 2009 to report they had been cleaning. She was asked to submit a written request for an extension of they were not done by Feb. 17, 2009. Nothing has been received in writing. Two individuals agreed there is more code violation now than when the letter was sent. Lee will have a resolution for the next meeting to proceed with the clean up of this property.
The council elected to contract for the lease/purchase for 36 months of a new copier of the same model for the same cost of $77.40 plus tax.
It was reported that LKM does not expect the stimulus package to affect small projects.
Animal Control report: one dog was picked up
Tim made a motion to go into executive session at 9:03 P.M. until 9:06 P.M. to discuss personnel issues. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays. 9:06 P.M. returned to regular session.
The spring newsletter was discussed and tabled until the March 2nd meeting.
Jamie Shew called the office to see if there were any addition people that had filed for the election. Mr. Shew stated Roy, Mark and Tim were the only persons filing for the April election in Lecompton.
Building permit discussion for ordinance: fining if permit not applied for; what will happen if permit not applied for.
9:18 P.M. Mark made a motion to adjourn. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk