April 4, 2011 Minutes


7:00 P.M. Mayor Paslay brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Jimmy Wilkins, Christy Mallonee, Mark Tunstall, Tim McNish and Jennifer Smith were present. The following were also present: City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle; residents Lori Wilkins and Amber Nickel; Paul Bahnmaier, Grant Writer Donna Crawford.

Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to approve the March 21, 2011 Minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Justin explained the diesel equipment and storage tanks had been empty and now all are filled. This was done with concern of diesel cost increasing. Jimmy made a motion to approve the bills before them. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the voted passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Donna Crawford shared information regarding the pros and cons for the city to precede requesting B&G Consultants to move forward with the design for the street work on Whitfield. After discussion Christy Mallonee made a motion to have B&G Consultants proceed with the Street Design for Whitfield in regard to the CDBG Grant. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Donna stated the KIAC meetings were for only water and sewer grants. No one would need to attend this year from the City of Lecompton. All information is in place for the street grant at this time.

Kenney’s were not present for a building permit.

Paul Bahnmaier was present to share the Territorial Day budget and request a donation from the city for the Territorial Days. Mark made a motion to donate $1,000 toward Territorial Days. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Mr. Bahnmaier also shared the Kansas Legislative Leadership will be in Lecompton May 20, 2011. At this time he does not know what time or how many will be coming. Mr. Bahnmaier also shared what a good job the City of Lecompton and Douglas County had done with snow removal.

No one was present from All State Insurance.

Ordinance #806 was not presented.
Ordinance #807 to increase meter deposits to $150.00 was presented. After review, Christy made a motion to approve Ordinance #807. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Lori asked if the manhole would be raised that Justin had covered. When the parts arrive Justin will be working on the manhole again.

Justin: council requested Westar service to be disconnected at the old water plant, and natural gas service at the RWD shed; get estimates to push in the concrete on the holding tank at the water plant; move dirty to cover the holding tank area. After discussion 3 council members approved leaving full coverage on the ford truck for this year. Two council members opposed keeping full coverage on the ford truck. Full coverage will remain on the ford truck this year; water tower gate: Justin explained the safety inspector would like to have the water tower area locked. Justin is to make getting that area locked a priority; Elmore Street: Don Towns and Doug Stephens are to be out and make recommendation regarding Elmore Street; Douglas County will not be chip & sealing this year; Justin had talked with Vance Brothers regarding chip & sealing; He also talked with them about using larger rock and a different oil; After discussion the council approved Justin talking with Gene and Pete from Perry regarding training on our water plant for coverage when he is off work.

A letter written to Midland Contractors from the City Attorney was shared.
Tim asked if the diesel that had been purchased was secured. Justin said yes, as much as possible.

Mark made a motion to go into executive session from 8:16 PM to 8:21 PM to discuss personal matters of non-elected personnel. The motion was seconded and approved. Council members and the mayor remained for the executive session. 8:21 PM the executive session was over and the regular meeting resumed. Jennifer made a motion to increase the superintendent and the city clerk pay by 1.5%. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 1 nay. The pay increase will start the first pay period in May. Justin is to be smart about using part-time employees.

8:30 P.M. Christy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Sandy Nichols, City Clerk