January 3, 2011 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; residents Lori Wilkins and Elsie Middleton.

Jennifer Smith made a motion to approve the December 20 Minutes. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Mark made a motion to approve the bills before them. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion and the voted passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. The SKW invoice for $11,350.54 is not to be paid until the final building inspection is approved by the county and an agreement has been reached regarding the moisture on the wall(s) of the water plant. The City Clerk will send a letter to Danny Coltrane ccing Dan Fischer and Lee Hendricks.

Neither Tim nor Linda Merchant were present to discuss their utility bill. The clerk had asked Linda Merchant to present something in writing if they were not able to attend. Nothing in writing was presented. No action was taken.

It was noted that Michial Coffman had had a water line break and his utility bill was very high. The council recommended if Mr. Coffman came in the office to put in writing what he would be able to do toward payments of the bill.

No one is planning to go the Kansas Rural Water Association meeting in March at this time.

Elsie has contacted Huntington University asking if they have information regarding the Community Building. They had information regarding the church. Elsie said 9 people from Lecompton were present for the meeting for discussion of the $350,000 to be spent in Douglas County for green space or improvements of buildings. It was suggested $35,000 be used for someone to survey sites and $17,000 for a grant writer. The next meeting is scheduled for January 17. Elsie had stated Susie Hackathorn and Tiffany Ball will be interested in being on a committee regarding the Community Building renovations.

It was noted a representative from Kansas Gas would be present at the January 17 meeting to discuss a franchise ordinance.

Justin stated he had contacted Midwest Door, Rueschhoff’s and Montgomery Door Controls for bids on the Community Building doors. The only bid received was from Montgomery Door controls for $957.00. Mark said he knows someone that might want to place a bid, Bill Wilson. He will contact him and have him call Justin if he is interested.

A letter sent to Midland Contractors by the city attorney was shared. A thank you from Dean Banks was shared.

Jennifer discussed what the council would like to have presented at the county legislative breakfast.
It was noted Denzil Hackathorn’s horses had been out numerous times. The city does not charge for moving horses from one field to another.

Concerns were expressed regarding lack of proper tools for fire connections to hydrants. Tim will discuss this at the board meeting. There also is concern about water usage for trainings and the lack of reporting to the city for their water usage report to the state. The unaccounted for water can be of a concern on the yearly report.

7:38 P.M. Mark made a motion to adjourn. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk