July 19, 2010 Minutes


7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Jimmy Wilkins, Tim McNish, Christie Mallonee, Jennifer Smith and Mark Tunstall were present. The following were also present: City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle and City Attorney Lee Hendricks; residents Carl & Mary K. Bahnmaier, Chris & Judy King, Bill Roberts, Chris Huston, Lori Wilkins, Patrick & Crystal Leming, Mike Leming, Dennis Gowing, Judy & William Klemme, and Danny Sanford.

Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the July 6, 2010 minutes. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Jimmy made a motion to approve the bills before them. Christy Mallonee seconded the motion and the voted passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Danny Sanford – Mr. Sanford believed the Mayor had threatened him and asked if the Mayor had a written apology. The Mayor had not. After many comments the City Attorney recommended the council move on to other items on the agenda as there were residents present with concerns and this was the third meeting this issue had come up.

Judy and William Klemme were present to discuss water usage of 12670 gallons. The council stated the utility bill would need to be paid.

Discolored water issues: The council listened to many comments and concerns from residents. There was discussion to put a flush hydrant at Chris Huston’s. Justin will try to coordinate taking a water sample in from Patrick & Crystal Leming’s home. Once the tower is on-line the water lines will be flushed. Notification of flushing of the lines will be placed on the sign in the park and at the post office. City Clerk should email those she can.
Work was done on the tin at the water plant. Charlene with Midland and Daniel with SKW will attend the August 16th meeting and it is planned to have all worked completed by this date.
Crystal Leming stated that water has been discolored for 6 – 9 months. She wanted to know where samples are taken from. Justin explained samples are taken twice per month from different location through out the year.

Jacquelyn Hackathron – rent will not be waived for a class reunion.

Tim shared information from the Fire Department.

Schedule a work study session for Monday August 9, 2010 at 7 PM. for city council, BG Consultants and residents to discuss street improvements.

Lee: recommend closing of Coffman property files. Council agreed.
Janes property: council requested Lee to send another letter. Some items specifically mentioned in other letters had not been done.
Carl Bahnmaier property: Mr. Bahnmaier said concrete people had not been out. After discussion Mark made a motion if clean up was not completed by August 1, 2010 which would include any structural…… Mark rescinded his motion. After additional discussion Jimmy made a motion to get bids for concrete removal and any structure not including patio or retaining walls. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Hackathorn property on Clark St: City Attorney and council agree the file be closed.
One-Call Charter Ordinance – after discussion the city attorney said he would look into the need of a Charter Ordinance.

No reports from council members.

Justin: Old water plant: there is washing taking place beside the lane. Council agreed to put rock in the ditch. The fence posts on the settling base are rotting off; recommend knocking them off, leveling; holds approximately 20,000 gallons of water; revisit what to do with the old building in the fall. Get bids when getting bids for Bahnmaier property.
Diesel: Justin will purchase red diesel @ Midland in order to receive the tax exemption.
Diesel tanks: Justin explained the city owns one tank. Justin traded a dual compartment tank he had for the single tank.
Cell phone: There was discussion regarding Justin’s personal cell phone used for city business. What would the cost of an answering service be? No action was taken at this time.
Part-time help – no action taken
Street signs – signs had been replaced
Pot holes around Tim’s – pot holes by Jimmy’s and LES.
Trees along 7th Street – Justin will get to them

Jennifer will not be present for the August 2, 2010 meeting.

Sandy: Jim Long – yes, the council would like for him to attend the meeting
Chris King – the council would like for Lee to send a letter to Mr. King for his landlord stating the file is closed.
Bill Roberts – after discussion the council gave Mr. Roberts 30 day extension to have his vehicles in compliance.
Julie Sergeant wanted to know if something could be put on the sign for a United Way Survey at: www.unitedwaydgco.org. The council suggested posting something on the office window and to check with the post office.
It was noted there would be satellite voting in Lecompton Saturday July 31, 2010.
NIMS information was given to council members.
Kroegers – City Clerk reported conversation she had had. Jimmy Wilkins also received a phone call. After discussion, Jimmy said he will go by and look at the property.

9:15 P.M. Jennifer made a motion to adjourn to the August 2, 6:30 P.M. 2011 Budget Public Hearing. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Sandy Nichols, City Clerk