March 16, 2009 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
6:30 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the Lecompton City Council to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Jimmy Wilkins, Christy Mallonee, Mark Tunstall, Tim McNish, and Jennifer Smith were present. Also present were the following: City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle, and City Clerk, Sandy Nichols. Also present was Linda Guthrie to interview with the council for the part-time treasurer position. After discussion between the council and Mrs. Guthrie, Mayor Paslay appointed Linda Guthrie as the City Treasurer. Mark Tunstall made a motion to accept Mayor Paslay’s appointment. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
The council continued with regular business.
Elsie Middleton and City Attorney Lee Hendricks are present.
Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the March 2, 2009 minutes and the March 9, 2009 special meeting minutes. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Mark made a motion to approve the bills before them. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Patrick Gottstein was present to discuss the city’s insurance. Mr. Gottstein was informed a new treasurer had been hired and would need to be bonded. The city clerk is to send information to him. It was noted that by state statue the city council should have a blanket bond. Mr. Gottstein brought that needed information with him. There was discussion regarding renewal of the insurance policy. Jennifer made a motion to renew the insurance policy with JCI Insurance. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Dave Malone with MKM Consulting, LLC was present to offer his assistance to the council with any financial representation they would like for him to do. No action was taken at this time.
Elsie Middleton would like for the council to ask city employees to be aware there could be tomb stones in the vicinity of property that was recently purchased on Woodson Ave. If tomb stones were seen, please contact her to preserve the stones. There was a cemetery located in that area in the late 1800’s. Elsie is also trying to locate a cemetery in block “11”. She would like to view maps the city might have to help locate block 11.
Dusty Gruver was present to report clean up progress on Joe Stauffer’s property. Mr. Gruver stated there had been cleaning done and he would like an extension to complete the clean up. His tractor blew up and he had not been able to get the work done. They had burnt today. He expects to be done by Monday March 23, 2009. The council granted him the extension request.
Jimmy made a motion for the mayor to sign the DPI agreement for the lease/purchase of the copy machine. Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Mayor Paslay asked Elsie if she would be interested being on the Lecompton Planning Commission. She said she would consider it and get in touch with him.
Lee will get an easement that is needed for a water line on Howard Duncan’s property. Lee reported letter’s had been sent to Mr. Coletta and Mr. Robert’s regarding structures in code violation. Mayor Paslay signed the final papers for purchase of Carolyn and Scott Stewart property for the water tower and easement. Lee stated the easement would permit electric lines, water lines and road to the tower.
Justin reported there would be a water plant progress meeting Tuesday March 31. Work will be done at the back wash pond to clean and re-organize. Bids were reported on replacing the dump bed or to repair the dump bed. After discussion Jennifer made a motion to purchase from the equipment fund a new dump bed with tarp for $9400 from Heartland Truck Repair in Topeka. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
The council would like for Dave Bogner to do the city budget and to assist with accounting.
After discussion it was decided the mayor will continue to approve electric permits.
It was noted a $100 fine per day could be applied to clean up code violations.
Council would like CD’s renewed as they are.
Jennifer reported LVC will have t-shirts available for the 155th city anniversary. There will be a design contest for students.
Mark made a motion to go into executive session for 15 min, 8:15 – 8:30, for attorney client privilege to discuss bond issues. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Elsie Middleton left the building. City Council, mayor, city attorney, clerk and superintendent were present for the executive session.
8:30 regular session resumed. Jennifer reported representatives would be present from Japan to observe Territorial Days.
The council would like for Kenneth or a representative from SKW to be present April 6th to meet with the council to view the plans for the water tower. Lee was requested to be present for the meeting.
8:42 P.M. Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk