May 16, 2011 Minutes


7:00 P.M. Mayor Mark L. Tunstall brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Jimmy Wilkins, Tim McNish, Christy Mallonee and Elsie Middleton were present. 7:03 Council Member Jennifer Smith was present. The following were also present: City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle, and City Attorney Lee Hendricks; resident Lori Wilkins; Paul Bahnmaier with Lecompton Historical Society.

Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to approve the May 2, 2011 Minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion, and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Council Member Jennifer Smith is present.

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

Fire Department: Tim McNish reported gear for 5 new EMTs had been ordered. There has been no news regarding the ISO report.

Paul Bahnmaier requested Elmore be closed from Constitution Hall south to the end of the buildings Friday May 20, 2011 7 A.M. – 10A.M. while Governor Brownback and Kansas Legislators are in town. The council approved to have the Street closed during this time. Mayor Tunstall will put notices at residences being affected by the closing.

Territorial Days vendor needing running water: After discussion regarding how much water would be needed and length of time, Jennifer said she would attend the Territorial Day Committee meeting to get more information. The council approved Jennifer working with the committee for a solution if possible. The council would like to have the vendor attend Territorial Days if at all possible.

Locations to send clean up letters were discussed. Lee is to send letter to Bill Roberts. City Clerk is to send letters to the following: Allen Jack, Vickie Wells, Sam Smith Glen Ballard; letter for mowing to vacant Brouhard property on 7th Street. Mayor Tunstall will talk to Troy Pfeffer.

Lee will have an update regarding letter sent to Mr. Chaney as the time has not elapsed for reply. Water Plant: repairs still not completed; Midland continues to work on them;

If resident moves from one location to another location the bill at the old location will transfer to the new location if not paid in full and shut off will occur if not paid.

City wide garage sales will be advertised in the Trading Post. It was suggested to put it on Craig’s list also.

Justin: Water Plant: there had been problems at the water plant do to a broken valve after a storm; Mark stated Justin had spent extra hours working at the plant and recommended keep a close eye on the plant for awhile. Tim recommended checking with the insurance company to see if they will cover any of the expenses incurred from the problem due to storm. Justin said at the time of the problem Tonka did not have anyone to send down to assist. They now have someone and they will be coming down at Tonka’s expense. Mayor Tunstall and Justin will attend City of Perry’s council meeting on June 1, 2011. Ford truck has been returned to State Surplus; skid loader needs service; the council discussed purchasing of another vehicle not over the amount spent on the diesel truck ($8200); the blade was sold;

Communications: The council stated Whitfield Street is still number one priority do to school bus traffic and most residential use. At the public hearing more people were in favor of work being done on Whitfield Street first. Clark Street was number two on the priority list. (OVER)
After discussion Jimmy made a motion to move forward with the chip/seal bid north of Woodson Ave. and to double seal Clark Street. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Jennifer made a motion to have Justin do the repairs to Elmore, dig out bad spots, fill will AB then have company chip/seal. Tim seconded the motion. 5 yeas, 0 nays

Trident insurance: stay with local insurance companies.

Leigh Ann Woody was selected to clean the Community Building.

Beth LaCava had asked if trash could be removed from the utility billing as no one is using the service. The council will continue to charge this location trash.
Elsie Middleton was given information for ISO 101.b to be taken on-line.

The City Clerk is to proceed with re-codification process.

Elsie would like to have the culvert extended by the old bank building possibly covering it will one of the stones. Justin will look at it.

9:10 P.M. Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Elsie seconded the motion and the motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Sandy Nichols, City Clerk