June 1, 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, Tim McNish, and Jennifer Smith were present. Also present were the following: City Superintendent, Justin Van Winkle, City Clerk, Sandy Nichols, and City Treasurer Linda Guthrie. Visitors present were: Elsie Middleton and Cody Nichols.
Tim McNish made a motion to approve the May 18, 2009 minutes. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays, Jennifer Smith abstained.
Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the bills before them. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Mike Emming with Shafer Kline and Warren gave updates for work at the new water plant. Softeners are planned to be put in the building starting Wed. Plans are to have the project completed in September. Elevations need to be shot at the lagoons for discharging into the river possibilities.

Justin requested hiring Cody Nichols for part time help. Justin will need additional help patching streets and other projects. The council approved.

Planning Commission; Elsie Middleton reported Maxine Dark’s family had attended the PC meeting to discuss a lot split and/or platting of Maxine’s property.

Audit bids: tabled to June 15

Appointment for Emergency Management Board: City clerk is to check with the fire chief for recommendations.

Justin: Justin requested to attend waste water training in Lawrence. Council approved.
Dump truck and new bed are back. Brian Kelley had hauled some dirt west of his house. The council would like for Brian to attend the next council meeting.

Renewal of temp notes: The council would like for the clerk to check on paying the temp notes with Rural Development money.

The council does not want to pay the plant loan and the tower loan in one payment. They prefer to space them out.

49 live will be broadcasting in Lecompton June 24 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. They would like to be able to utilize power from either the city shop or the ball association concession stand. Jimmy Wilkins thought the use of the ball association would be okay. Jimmy will be present at 4 PM to give them access to power.

Information was shared from the City Attorney regarding handicapped parking. The council recommends putting a handicapped parking sign to the north of the ramp.

After discussing costs for installation, maintenance, upkeep and the need of an emergency radio system, Jennifer made a motion to not accept an emergency radio from Douglas County Emergency Management. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
KS Interoperable Communications training – no action
Superior lamp – no action
Bloomberg Municipal repository – city clerk will send the past 5 years audits
Council instructed Justin to have weeds cut/removed from the beds on the south side of the community building and to add dirt. Mary Jane Hoffer has offered to plant day lilies in this area.

CD may be renewed as it is
After discussion, Jimmy made a motion to approved $75 for the city clerk to attend training in Leavenworth. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Denzil Hackathorn was present. Denzil recommended the city check to see if a part time person can work under Justin’s certification for water treatment.
Council would like to know when Justin’s training will be for the new water plant.
Denzil stated he broke a piece of equipment on 7th Street west of Whitfield. He wanted to know if the county or the city would be responsible for the repair. He stated that it is suppose to be a 30’ street. No action was taken at this time.

The following items are to be removed from the future agendas:
155th anniversary T-shirts
Retaining wall bids
NIMS program
Long range budget items to be removed:
Retaining wall, at the west side of side walks, in front of the Community Building
Curb/gutters on Woodson Ave
Replacement trees for the park

8:13 PM Jimmy made a motion to go into executive session until 8:20 to discuss attorney client privileged information regarding billing. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. City staff remained for executive session. 8:20 PM regular meeting reconvened. Jimmy made a motion to remain with the $3000 offer of payment for 10 days after Lee’s notification to the agency.

8:24 P.M. Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk