December 6, 2010 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
6:45 P.M. Mayor Roy Paslay opened the Public Hearing to discuss a possible dangerous and unfit structure existing at 335 E. 7th Street, Lecompton, KS. The following council members were present: Tim McNish, Jimmy Wilkins, Christy Mallonee, Mark Tunstall and Jennifer Smith; City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle; residents Elsie Middleton, Lori Wilkins, and visitor Steve Brouhard were also present. Resolution No. 272 that was passed October 18, 2010 and published in the LJW October 221 & 28, 2010 was reviewed. Public input was requested. Steve Brouhard reported the trailer was down and no longer a structure. Someone had been hired to clean up the property. After all recyclable items were removed the clean up did not continue. He does not have the money to hire the clean up to be completed. There is trash out back and the trailer frame; there was discussion regarding a concrete building; is it safe or unfit; does it need to be removed. The concrete building will need to be cleaned out. There is a well in the vicinity of the concrete building that is covered by concrete. There was discussion regarding bids for clean up. Steve Brouhard said they city had to do what they had to do and should continue. 7:05 P.M. the Public Hearing was closed by Mayor Paslay.
7:05 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Discussion regarding the property at 335 E. 7th Street continued. After additional discussion Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to get sealed bids to be opened noon Monday December 13, 2010 accepting the low bid or the right to reject all bids. Christy seconded the motion. Jimmy made a motion to amended to his motion to include work must be completed within 30 days. Christy seconded the amended motion. The amended motion passed 4 yeas, 1 nay. The motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. The City Clerk is to open the bids at noon Monday December 13, 2010. The clerk requested a witness to be present at the opening and will contact City Treasurer Tabetha Mallonee to be present. Four individuals were recommended to be contacted for bids: Banks Construction, Terry Breason, R D Johnson, and Jeff Morris. A bid request form will be furnished for each.
Mark Tunstall made a motion to approve the November 15, 2010 minutes. Christy Mallonee seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Mark made a motion to approve payment request 6 & 7 from Phoenix Fabricators and mayor signing of forms. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Mark made a motion to approve the bills before them. Jennifer Smith seconded the motion and the voted passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
SKW – incorrect invoice had been received from SKW, awaiting corrected invoice. The council would like to check with the City Attorney to see if it is legal to withhold payment until issues are resolved. If it is legal, include withholding payment in the letter to the engineer.
Elsie Middleton: Elsie presented a map showing the extension of property that would be involved if the Community Building were on the State or National History Register. The difference between restoration and rehabilitation was discussed. The city bought the Community Building in 1932. The council thanked Elsie for extensive work toward investigating what will need to be done to acquire funds for assistance in rehabilitation of the Community Building. Jennifer Smith made a motion for Elsie to proceed with needed paperwork and for the mayor to sign necessary paperwork for application to the National or State History Register for the Community Building. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Elsie also presented information from the KDOC regarding communities of 5,000 populations or less and programs that might be available to assist with projects.
reported the street decorations are showing signs of deterioration; this might be something the council will want to keep in mind. Several lights will not work and sockets are showing signs of weathering.
Justin noted there will be an equipment auction in Lawrence Sat Dec. 11 with grading bucket, metal plates. Council is not interested.
Justin reported problems regarding bleach & liquid permanganate and clothing. He is to check on rubber aprons and shoes and report back to the council at the Dec 20 meeting.
Justin reported continued problems with the blue truck and work needed to be done to keep truck running.
Communications: Jennifer Smith said she would like to represent the Lecompton City Council at the January 5th Legislative Kickoff Breakfast.
It was noted a horse was loose north of 5th Street and 1029. No council members or staff is aware of any horses in that vicinity.
Two residents had requested hand rails by the steps at the city office. Justin is to check requirements for hand rails and who could install them.
Jennifer asked about sending a statement to the Legislative Breakfast. The council would like for her to compose a statement and bring it to the Dec 20 council meeting.
Patrick Leming left a message with the city clerk that his neighbor had put rock in the hole on Halderman and it should be good until next spring. He also expressed concern about vehicles at 420 Halderman; he did not want to leave a written complaint or attend a council meeting to discuss the concern.
Two written complaints concerning a pit bull in the MLC were shared with the council. The manager had asked the dog be removed from the property and had no results. The council would like for the City Attorney to send a letter to the owner of the pit bull, cc the MLC manager, and CREICO, owner of the property.
Elsie mention the State Legislature had been invited to Lecompton for one of their meetings. One branch would meet in Constitution Hall and the other at Lane.
After discussion, the council approved putting on the sign in the park, “Benefit Pancake Feed, Saturday AM Dec. 11, 7:30 – 11:00.
8:50 P.M. Christy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk