October 3, 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, Elsie Middleton, Christy Mallonee, and Jennifer Smith were present. The following were also present: City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Justin Van Winkle; residents Lori Wilkins and Martha Martin,
Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to approve the September 19, 2011 minutes with correction of spelling of Christie to Christy in paragraph seven. Elise Middleton seconded the motion with noted corrections. The vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Jimmy made a motion to approve the bills before them. Jennifer Smith seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
The mayor and the council discussed what could be done to fix a section of Halderman that Patrick Leming has complained about. How could it be fixed and hold until the street is chip and sealed. If Justin is working on asphalt repairs and has any left he is to try and improve this area. The city clerk is to call Mr. Leming and let him know. Justin notified the council of work done on East 7th Street to divert water from running down the street. The patch in the road was made with AB-3 rock.
Elsie asked about driveways on Whitfield. Justin said the tubes will be placed approximately one foot further from the street when possible. Justin said the driveway would be replaced with the same material as they currently have. Martha Martin was concerned about her ditch. Justin did not believe there would be a lot of change to her ditch. The plan is for the ditches to have a 3 to 1 slop where possible for mowing.
Elsie stated concerns about increased truck traffic and road deteriorating cost to the county do to a projected sand plant north of the river in Jefferson County. No action was taken at this time.
Justin: salt/sand pad walls; an asphalt pad bid from Little Joe was $6,000 for 6” of asphalt resulting in $12,500 for pad and walls. The concrete bid of $10,446 would be less cost for the pad and walls.
A letter from Larry Mears, attorney for Keystone, to City Attorney Lee Hendricks was shared. After discussion Jimmy made a motion to request the city attorney to move forward with the transfer of the property. The motion died for a lack of second. After addition discussion Elsie made a motion to move forward with the property transfer contingent upon Keystone giving us all the information about the roofer, setting up a phone conversation with them such that its clear that the roof work should continue for the city just as it was going to for Keystone, and all documentation on the boiler and sprinkler systems. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
After discussion regarding Bill Robert’s property on Woodson Ave, Jimmy made a motion for the attorney to notify Mr. Robert’s the main concern of the council at this time is the removal of the shed by the end of October and to revisit the vehicle and other issues at a later date. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
It was noted renters on Boone Street had moved leaving a large utility bill. There was discussion regarding owner/renter having the deposit for property. The council would like the city clerk to check on the state set off program, cost, can a fee be added to the utility bill for cost to use the program?
Sandy: Leigh Ann Woody has turned in her written resignation for cleaning the community building. Do to family illnesses she does not believe she has time to do the job correctly. Lori Wilkins stated her daughter would be interested. The city clerk is to check with the attorney to see if there would be any issues.
After reviewing information for a seminar regarding financial statements presented by D. Scot Loyd, COA, CGFM, Elsie made a motion for the new city clerk to attend. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed unanimously.
No action was taken on the CD renewal.
Neighbor A and Neighbor B issue is between property owners and the city will not be involved.
The complaint form will be put on file in case of future need.
A notice should be placed in the spring newsletter regarding: “Art. XXVI sec 1, #15 privately owned swimming pools shall be enclosed as appropriate to assure privacy and safety. Check with your insurance agent for recommendation.
There was additional discussion regarding the salt/sand area: Jennifer made a motion to contact McNish requesting them to recommend if the wall or pad should be done first and to move forward with the recommendation. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote did not pass 0 yeas, 5 nays. Jennifer made a motion to move forward with the walls and pad for the salt/sand area for $10,446 bid by McNish. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 3 yeas, 2 nays.
9:04 PM Jimmy made a motion to adjourn. Jennifer seconded the motion and the vote passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk