May 21, 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 Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer, Jimmy Wilkins, Susie Hackathorn and Elsie Middleton were present. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Justin VanWinkle, City Attorney Lee Hendricks; residents or township citizens: Ron and Karmell Thacker, Brenda Hastert, William J. Smith, Kathy Paslay, Vicki Bahnmaier, Dick Hubert, Sandy Jacquot, Kevin Quigley, Paul Bahnmaier, Carl Bahnmaier, Mary Lou Morris, and Bob Morris

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the May 07, 2012 City Council Meeting Minutes. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Vote carried 5yays, 0 nays

Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills before the council. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion. Vote carried 5yays, 0 nays

Brian with BG Consultants reviewed the final closing paperwork for the Whitfield project.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve pay application #2 as presented by Brian Kingsley. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Vote carred 5 yays, 0 nays

Jimmy motioned to approve change order #2, Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion. Vote carried 5 yays, 0 nays.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned that the completion of the Whitfield project and final inspection were completed to the satisfaction of the City of Lecompton. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Vote carried 5 yays, 0 nays

Jimmy Wilkins motioned that the final pay application be approved so the contractor may be paid. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Vote carried 5 yays, 0 nays

Karmell Thacker – came forward to inform the City Council that her dog was attacked by the Kelley’s pit bull on Boone & 5th during an evening walk. Brian and Patrice Kelley owners of the dog immediately had the dog detained at the Lawrence Humane Shelter to be adopted out. Karmell did file a report with the Douglas Co. Sheriff’s dept. Cawse # 03-12-994

Lee Hendricks:
– Stress the intent and responsibility that comes when the council enters into executive session. It is a violation of executive session when a council person has conversations about topics discussed during executive session outside of an executive session. Do not discuss outside the session.

Resident Complaint Identified as Dick Hubert – living at 706 7th Street made a complaint with the City of Lecompton that the intersection of 7th and Simons has become a dangerous intersection because of the grassy field has grown so tall, you are unable to see traffic coming from the West. Property belongs to Carolyn Stewart and is monitored by her brother George Mathews. Several other residents that were present unanimously agreed that the intersection was dangerous.
– City instructed City Clerk Lynley Sanford to contact the property owner and inform them of the complaint at this time. See if the property owner would be willing to come to a council meeting
– The property is outside the City limits of Lecompton, so Lynley is to also contact Douglas County and inform them of the hazard at this intersection.
Resident Complaint – Same gentleman indicated a guide wire for the electric power pole is only 4 ft. from the street (on 7th street) and may be hazardous if someone were to slide off the road way during snow/ice.
– Council member Jimmy Wilkins will look at it.

– Chip n’seal street work – reviewed bid from Vance brothers, Hi-Plains, Donelson, and Mid-America Road Builders. The council would like Lynley to contact all 3 companies with a revised street list and have them re-submit bids.
– CB handicapped hand railing:
o Elsie Middleton motioned that the inside and outside hand railing at the community building and 1 hand railing at the ramp and stairs at the Lecompton City Hall be installed. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Vote did not carry 0 yays, 5 nays.
o Jimmy Wilkins motioned that the outside rail at the community building and 1 hand railing at the ramp and stairs at the Lecompton City Hall be installed. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Vote carried 5 yays, 0 nays.
– Tables at Community Building – Justin showed the 6 ft display table purchased at Sam’s Club.
o Council thought the tables were good enough and to purchase 5 more.
– Chair at Community Building – Used to have almost 2 full racks – Now we only have 1 full rack. Jimmy will check at Habitat/Restore, also check purple wave, government deals and federal surplus.
– Reviewed the sidewalk extension installed on Elmore/Whitfield
– Reviewed replacement of tube in the Alley
– Issack’s and Woodson – Danny Sanford’s complaint from May 7th meeting. The home owner was not interested in repairing or having a side walk installed on the S.W. corner (her side of the street) of the intersection.

– Reviewed information relating to MPO Metro Transportation Plan
– Updated Council on Garage Sale Listings
o Mary Jane Hoffer, Brenda Hastert and Lori Wilkins requested Lynley send them the info on the garage sale so they could do postings to get the word out there a little more.

Old H/S Updates:
– Brenda Hastert brought forth a proposal from the Old Lecompton High School Committee regarding the development of a 501 (C)(3) to Manage the old High School property.
– Susie Hackathorn motioned that the local people/group referred to as the Lecompton Rural High School Committee or “Sunshine Group” have an exclusive chance to create the kind of formal organization to manage the Old High school property for the City of Lecompton. The group will have to report to the council monthly on their progress on how they are making their proposal work. If no progress is being made then the council will see other proposals. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Vote carries 5 yays, 0 nays.
– Lee Hendricks provided clarification of the motion that the City of Lecompton has given exclusive opportunity to the local group to put something more formal together. The City of Lecompton is not making a sale, has not sold and has not entered into any contract with or without a reversionary clause with this group. The City has just provided an opportunity.
– City Clerk Lynley Sanford will double check with AG Insurance to make sure the high school property is covered for fundraiser events.

Old Business:
– It was reported that a brown possible pit bull has been seen several times in the last 2 weeks, owned by Vicky Wells.
– City Clerk Lynley Sanford will contact City Attorney Lee Hendricks and provide him with the contact phone number on file. Lee Hendricks will check with the property renters to see if it is the pitbull in question and make a decision on further steps from there.

9:45 pm Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn the city council meeting. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Vote carries 5 yays, 0 nays.

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk