July 18, 2011 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING 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, and Elsie Middleton were present. 7:03 Christy Mallonee and Jennifer Smith were present. The following were also present: City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle; City Attorney Lee Hendricks; Brian Kingsley from B&G Consultants was present.
Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to approve the July 5, 2011 Minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion and the vote passed 3 yeas, 0 nays.
Elsie Middledton made a motion to approve the bills before them. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 3 yeas, 0 nays. Christy and Jennifer arrived.
Brian Kingsley was present to discuss the CDBG Street Grant project on Whitfield Street. Brian would like to publish the bid information for the project. Tim made a motion to receive bids as soon as possible after publication with bid opening August 12, 2011 11:30 A.M. at Lecompton City Hall. Christy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Mr. Kingsley was asked what gauge pipe would be used; 12” up to 24” would be 16 gauge; 30” – 36” would be 14 gauge; 42” – 54” 12 gauge. When asked about weather conditions for laying asphalt Mr. Kingsley stated if temperature was 45 degrees and rising asphalt could be laid if it wasn’t to cold at night. Warranty for street work will be one year from substantial completion. Mr. Kingsley said there will be a representative from BG Consultants on site during critical times of the project.
Sharrone Steele was not present.
Harold Williams: would like to pay for culverts to be placed in the ditch on the east side of his property. This was approved and Justin can pick up culverts and move dirt to cover.
It was noted the Fire Department has received two grants; one for weather monitors and one for air compressor.
Final water plant inspection; Pat Wempe requested input from the council. The council trusts Mr. Wempe to do what is correct for the final inspection process. City Clerk is to let Mr. Wempe to proceed with his final inspection.
Mayor Mark Tunstall volunteered to attend the Economic Development Team as there had not been any other volunteers. Tim made a motion to accept Mark to attend the Economic Development Team meetings. Elsie seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
There was discussion regarding resolutions being passed to have property cleared of code violations. Jennifer made a motion to pass Resolution #275 regarding Allen Jack property at 339 Halderman. Elsie seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Christy made a motion to pass Resolution #276 regarding Herman Morris property at 507 Boone Street. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Jimmy made a motion to pass Resolution #277 regarding Bill Roberts property at 405 E Woodson Ave. Elsie seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
It was noted there are tires, wood pile, scrap metal and miscellaneous items in code violation at 310 Isacks, Jeff Goodrick property. The city clerk is to send a letter.
Mark will visit with Lyle Fergus regarding vacant property at 305 Whitfield.
After discussion regarding Ernie Smith’s property in code violation the city clerk was requested to send a letter regarding couch with trash piled on it, trash in the yard and any vehicles not tagged.
No action was taken regarding the old high school building.
Lee reported the township’s intent is to transfer their interest in the property to the city. A resolution has to be published and a 45 days to accept any petitions. Lee also explained the council did not have to accept the return of the property. Four council members are for receiving the property, one council member is against. The council requested Lee to let Keystone Learning Services know they expect the roof to be repaired and sheds moved before the property is returned.
Lee reported the cycle frame on the Janes property had been moved.
Lee reported SCI has a new contact person.
Lee shared when council member wants to have a special meeting to say as little as possible to call a special meeting to avoid KOMA.
Justin reported: ditch, tube and road work had been done on Clark Street; riprap had been placed in the 200 block of Elmore and at 5th and Isacks; meters will be read this week and some asphalt work.
Bids to view screens at the water plant from computer were presented. Tonka presented a bid for $13,200 and Dave Guillet $6,000 – $7,000. Three council members approved, 2 apposed. The road grader was purchased for $20,000 and brought to Lecompton. Justin shared information regarding two trucks. After discussion Jimmy made a motion to offer $7000 on the 2004 truck if it checks out with mechanic. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 3 yeas, 2 nays.
It was reported the glass in the van had been boarded up at Myrtle Pfeffer’s.
The council approved adding bondable and responsible for A/P & P/R to the city clerk job description.
There was discussion about set backs from streets, county roads, etc. for building permits to be double checked in the future. The council approved 6:45 PM Aug 1 for the 2012 budget public hearing and Jim Long to attend.
Elsie shared additional information that could be mailed regarding keeping the post office open. Elsie will create letters for the Mayor to sign. The city clerk will mail the letters after they are signed.
Lee did not have additional suggestions regarding efforts to keep the post office open at this time.
Justin will talk to Mr. Traxler regarding property code violations.
8:45 PM Jennifer made a motion to adjourn. Elsie seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk