December 20, 2010 Minutes


7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Jennifer Smith, Jimmy Wilkins, Christy Mallonee and Mark Tunstall were present. The following were also present: City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle; City Attorney Lee Hendricks; Charlene Marlow with Midland Contractors, Inc; Danny Coltrane with SKW; Ted Christianson; resident Lori Wilkins.

Christy Mallonee made a motion to approve the Minutes from the December 6, 2010 Public Hearing. Jennifer Smith seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

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

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

Danny Coltrane shared the 11 month walk through had been completed. Dan Fischer with USDA Rural Development, Charlene Marlow, Ted Christianson and City Attorney Lee Hendricks were present. Mr. Coltrane shared that Midland Contractors and Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors Inc. had been paid. Mr. Coltrane had contacted Banks Construction to notify the city that the seeding had been completed and his check could be mailed. Mr. Coltrane stated brome seed had been used for the hay field reseeding and fescue was used in the tower area and the rest of town. It was recommended Banks remaining check be mailed. An outstanding invoice from SKW for $11,350.56 was emailed today. This will be paid during the January 3, 2011 meeting. SKW will work on the tower levels. The water plant building on the east side still has moisture. Work has been done on the window trim area. Mr. Coltrane has requested a third party opinion on the moisture problem. The current power from Westar will not work with the drives at the wells. It is possible if Westar makes changes in the future they could be used. They can be stored for possible future use. If lightning were to strike the water plant the drives could be used for backwash pumps. If Davin electric has a project they could be used on he will contact the city. Mr. Coltrane stated that is usually a $.50 on the dollar payback. There was discussion regarding warranty of the building and problems with the building. Jimmy made a motion to have Lee send a letter to Charlene regarding these issues. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Charlene explained there was no warranty on the metal building. When the bids were let the bid was for a wooden building. That changed with the new bids and warranty was not listed as a requirement. Charlene has requested a warranty from Ceco Building Systems. She will forward the warranty to the city and the city attorney. Charlene state she is here because they care; they take care of their customers. Charlene stated Mr. Coltrane has been good to work with. Jimmy Wilkins also stated Mr. Coltrane has been to work with and wished he could have been on the project from the start.

The clean up of the property at 335 E. 7th Street was reported as completed and approved. The low clean up bid was from RD Johnson for $3595.00. The total cost for clean up, attorney fees and publication is $3904.75. Request from the property owner and her representative had been made to make payments. The council agreed for payments to be made until the information is sent to the county clerk at which time any payments would be deducted from the amount reported. Lee will prepare a letter to be sent to Ms. Phillips.

There were no PC or Fire Department reports.

Lee shared CMB licenses from the state will now be renewed every two years instead of annually. The city’s occupational license ordinance will need to be changed to work with the state requirements. Christy made a motion to approve Ordinance #802 for biennial occupation tax of $200.00 on any person holding a license issued by the state director of alcoholic beverage control for the retail sale within the city of alcoholic liquors for consumption off the premises. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed unanimously.

SCI tabled for future meeting when a new contract has been received.

A final inspection for the water plant from USDA Rural Development Dan Fischer had been signed by Charlene Marlow with Midland Contractors, Inc. The city attorney recommended not signing until all issues have been resolved.

Justin: report of gas heater in the RD shed quit working; control valve froze; new electric heater installed.
Gear out on sander; new parts ordered; Perry finished putting out sand.
Clothing allowance tabled
Tim noted a dead end sign on Boone Street is leaning against a tree. Justin will reset the sign.

CB front door: Jimmy mentioned he had looked at the door lock. After discussion it was recommended Justin get bids to repair the door lock.

It was noted deadline to file to be on the election ballots is noon January 25, 2011.

Jennifer will have her legislative statement ready for the January 3, 2010 meeting.

7:58 P.M. Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Sandy Nichols, City Clerk