March 05, 2012, 2012 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, and Jennifer Smith were present. Christy Mallonee was not present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Justin VanWinkle; residents: Mary Sue Sledd, Denzil Hackathorn, Mary Jane Hoffer, Angie Gantz form Perry, KS and Carleen Roberts from Lawrence, KS.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the February 21, 2012 meeting minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Vote carried 4 yays 0 nays

Tim McNish made a motion to approve the bills before the Council. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Council Member Christy Mallonee arrived at 7:05PM

Public Comment:

Angie Gantz – presented insurance quotes from AG Insurance agency

Mary Sue Sledd – Requested the City’s assistance through monetary donation to help with supplies/candy for the community egg hunt.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned the City donate $200.00 to the community egg hunt for candy and supplies. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Vote carried 5 yays, 0 nays.

Denzil Hackathorn – requested use of some millings to help with drive way repairs.

Carleen Roberts – introduced herself – from Lawrence, executive director of Douglas Co. Senior Services. She is re-establishing a connection with the members of the community and looking to bring a “meals on wheels” to seniors living in our community.

Jimmy Wilkins – provided update on improvements at the Community Building.

Elsie Middleton – presented letter she prepared regarding the Post Office situation – requested that all the council members sign it – Mark Tunstall asked that Elsie make a correction to the dollar amount quoted for the building cost of the water treatment plant. Once signed Lynley is to transfer the letter onto City Letter head and mail to all 3 Senator’s offices.

Justin :
– Updated Old H/S restrooms
– Sander – sent new engine back / having fab work done in Topeka to make what we have work
– Roof on salt/sand pit – wait till fall for roof
– Air actuated solenoid in water tx. Plant. Get moisture in them and stop working, would like to keep some on hand, but they are $100 each.

Elsie Middleton motioned to authorize Justin to buy 5 – air actuated solenoid’s to replace one’s that go bad. Jen Smith seconded the motion. Vote carries 5 yays 0 nays
– City Wells – need to hyper-chlorinate the wells – $6000-$7000 a well

Jimmy motions to have Justin Hyper-Chlorinate the city wells as needed. Jen Smith seconded. Vote carries 5 yays 0 nays

Jennifer Smith moves to pass resolution 280 regarding GAAP. Christy Mallonee seconded the motion. Vote carries 5 yays – 0 nays

Lynley : updated council on the following
– DPI – Gregg Ward Copier proposal
– Ks Cable Holdings internet
– Complaints about dogs on 7th street
– Patrick Longrum with Kansas State Historical Soceity – investigating Bill Roberts property because it is within 500 ft. of Constitution Hall.

Mayor Mark L. Tunstall – Brought forth notification of a verbal complaint that was phoned to him regarding the house at 405 E. Woodson, owned by Bill Roberts. The concerned citizen was worried about children getting into the house or looking around the rear porch and getting injured because of the condition of the house.

Mayor Mark L. Tunstall – Regarding property cleanup at Denzil Hackathorn’s property. Mayor visited the property on 2/23 – upon his inspection, the Mayor was satisfied with the cleanup that occurred. The Mayor requested that the City Clerk wright a Thank You letter to Denzil.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:30pm. Jen Smith seconded the motion. Vote carried 5 yays 0 nays

Lynley Sanford – City Clerk