September 21, 2009 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Jimmy Wilkins, Jennifer Smith, Tim McNish, Christy Mallonee, and Mark Tunstall were present. The following were also present: City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle, City Attorney Lee Hendricks, and City Clerk Sandy Nichols.
Jennifer Smith made a motion to approve the September 8, 2009 minutes with correction. Tim McNish seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the bills before them. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. It was noted a $4,180.30 wire transfer to pay Nichols and Wolfe was requested for Sept 24m 2009.
Mark made a motion to go into executive session from 9:04 – 9:10 to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel. Jennifer seconded the motion, vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Jennifer made a motion to send a letter to the current city treasurer terminating her employment and requesting keys to be returned. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote was passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. The letter is to be from the council, signed by the mayor.
There was no report from the Planning Commission or any public comments.
After review of Resolution #265 Mark made a motion to approve Resolution #265. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. After the certified letter has been mailed and the time has passed for the certified letter to be received the council can make arrangements for the vehicles to be removed if they are still there.
Water rates: The council was notified that Dan Fischer from Rural Development had prior commitments and was not able to attend the council meeting. Mr. Fischer will be in the office for a meeting September 29, 2009 and after the meeting will meet to work toward water rate increase figures. There was discussion regarding increase of the water rates. The council does not believe they are well enough qualified to make that decision and thought that was something the engineer was to have done. The council requested the city attorney to contact the city engineer to get this information.
Justin stated the engineers had estimated the need of 40 pressure meter valves. The need is now over 100. Justin reported sample taps are required by KDHE at each well. The engineer is not interested in doing this.
The council requested the city attorney to send the certified letter regarding Resolution #265 to the property owner.
Draft letters to be sent to Ms. Gail Tompkins and residents were reviewed. Ms. Tompkins letter is approved. The second sentence in the renter’s letter is to be removed.
Mr. John Chaney has hired someone to do asphalt repair on Boone Street. He said the work would be completed by the end of September.
Review of the fall newsletter with the following additions and corrections: Jennifer Smith was omitted from the city council list; Bonny Fugett will be the LVC contact; Remove the LVC website address; Jimmy made a motion to have the yard decorating contest; Mark seconded the motion and the vote passed 3 yeas, 2 nays; judging is planned for Dec. 13, 2009; Work on tower information; water rate information will be added at a later date.
City Clerk is to contact Rita Lesser to have students assist with decorating the park and bringing cookies.
Bills Roberts is working on his yard.
Belinda Wood has not accepted her certified letter at this time.
No action was taken regarding Ron Ricley’s letter that had been mailed in June.
8:56 Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk