March 15, 2010 Minutes


7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Mark Tunstall, Jimmy Wilkins, Tim McNish, Christie Mallonee and Jennifer Smith were present. The following were also present: City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle, City Attorney Lee Hendricks, resident Elsie Middleton, and Patrick Gottstein from Jefferson County Insurance.

Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the March 1, 2010 minutes. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Christy made a motion to approve the bills before them holding the BNSF check of $600 until after discussion. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Patrick Gottstein was present to present city insurance renewal and answer any questions. Patrick presented information to accept or decline terrorism insurance. After discussion Jennifer made a motion to decline terrorism insurance. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. The city clerk is to complete the form and fax to Patrick Tuesday.

Jim Long was not present.

Paul Abbey was not present. City staff shared Mr. Abbey’s discontent regarding utility billing.

Carl Bahnmaier was present to discuss what could be done with property that had fire damage. City attorney shared do to the winter months the city was giving Mr. Bahnmaier additional time to work on the property. Mr. Bahnmaier will contact Pat Wempe with Douglas County Zoning and Codes to see what can be done with the property and have a report within three weeks. The council would like to know within thirty days what Mr. Bahnmaier’s plans are for the property.

The council is okay with a Morton building for a residency if it meets city codes for a residence.

The Lecompton Planning Commission recommended to the council accepting the updated Floodplain Management Regulations for the City of Lecompton. Jennifer made a motion to approve the updated Floodplain Management Regulations. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. A public hearing notice will be published setting a public hearing for April 19, 2010, 6:45 PM at the Lecompton City Office.

Mayor Paslay appointed Leigh Ann Woody to the Lecompton Planning Commission. Mark made a motion to approve Mayor Paslay’s appointment. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Kathy Paslay has not responded to her letter.

There has not been any response from Brian Kelley regarding building permit compliance. Lee will send a letter to the other property owners and the inspector. He will copy the past letter sent.

Justin: reminded the council a decision would need to be made regarding the hour meters at the new water plant before the final work is done on the softener. New spare parts from the old water plant were given to Pete at the Perry water plant. There are two barrels of Aqua Mag. Mark will check with the city of Lawrence. There are two cylinders of chlorine remaining. The company will take the full cylinder back. They will not take the partial cylinder. The council approves carefully taking the partial cylinder to Perry. There are approximately 100 old water meters. What would the council like to have done with them? Mark will check on removing brass from them or check with the City of Lawrence. Justin located new meters and will use them for replacements when Banks returns to install PRVs.
In the lagoon area Banks dug by the rock wall and found shell and loose rock. Banks believes he can bore through this below the third lagoon at an estimated cost of $50,000. This would include boring, installing casing, out fall structure and pipe. He is not sure how the out fall structure would be done at this time. It is requested that Kenneth have this information at the April 5th meeting. Justin stated there had been reports that a couple of locations where PRVs had been placed had check valve issues on hot water tanks. Expansion tanks would be a solution. Kenneth had not run across this problem in the past and will do some checking. Is it possibly coincidental?

City clerk is to see why we are being billed at the post office.
Justin reported there are two new well pumps that were purchased by the city that were not able to be used do to incorrect information received from SKW. The motors are 240 voltage with a wild leg. Justin is to get the information to Mark. Mark will see if the City of Lawrence can use them. Justin is to see if Patchen’s can change the wiring. High service pumps, back wash pumps might be able to be sold at .gov. Justin is to check on the cost to put items on .gov.

It was report that the Department of Commerce said the city could apply for another grant if the tower grant is closed prior to the final deadline date for applications.

Mark wanted to know if there had been any broken lines in his neighborhood. Justin said know, fire hydrant had been opened.

It was noted George Mathews and Carolyn Mathews Stewart were concerned about erosion along the easement road. Justin had checked the area and water was running along the road to the drainage as it should. There was no erosion. Justin is planning to get the gate up as soon as possible.

It was reported one electric permit was approved.

The council approved dividing the CD that is renewing into two CDs; One for 12 months the other for 6 months and then 3 months or 3 and 6mths when it renews.

Acct 87: if the balance of $279.83 is not paid March 25 the water is to be shut off. If this happens the $279.83 plus a service charge of $30 is to be paid in full before the water is turned on.

City Clerk met with Mike Kelly and Kevin to work on the city boundary.

Jennifer noted when googling she was sent to the Lecompton web site.

The Lecompton Township will not be selling their building. They will be moving the fuel tanks.

Lee reported he had called Denzil and left a message; he called again and there was no answering machine.

8:35 P.M. Christy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Sandy Nichols, City Clerk