October 1, 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, Jimmy Wilkins, Susie Hackathorn and Elsie Middleton were present. Councilmember Mary Jane Hoffer was absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Justin VanWinkle; residents or township citizens: Lori Wilkins, Cyndi Treaster, William Smith, Sandy Nichols, Burke wood and Chris Wood.

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the September 17, 2012 City Council Meeting Minutes. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Vote carried 4 yays, 0 nays

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the bills before the council. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Vote carried 4 yays, 0 nays

Justin –
– Old H/S elevator quit working due to a wire falling off in the electronic control box during the Saturday September 22nd Christian Concert Event.
– Old H/S alarm had signaled two codes this last week: one for poor radio communication and one for poor power/dead battery. Overfield sent out a technician and they replaced the battery and also found a power wire that charges the battery that had come undone during cleaning/painting. The technician replaced the battery and reattached the wire and said everything should be back in working order now.
– In regards to emergency contacts for the Old H/S when it comes to the alarm system. It is unanimously agreed that two Lecompton PRIDE committee members should be listed as contacts, leaving the City Office as first contact, then the two PRIDE members and lastly Justin. It was decided by the present PRIDE members that Elsie Middleton would be the first contact for PRIDE, and the committee will get back with the City to confirm the 2nd member.
– Tree Trimming – Justin requested the use of more part time help to continue trimming trees. No council objection.
– 3rd and Elmore – (Steve and Jerry Howard) North West corner, there is an area around the drainage tube for the road that seems to be washing out – discussion on how to repair/improve the area occurred- no definitive action was made – Justin will look at it again and see if he can come up with a solution.
– Informed the Council about two water line leaks/repairs – Lester Traxler’s and Carl Bahnmaier’s rental where Alicia Cook is living

Cyndi Treaster – Lecompton Community PRIDE update:
– Elsie Middleton has taken on the role of the representative for pride on what to do with the wires running through the former h/s. Give contact information to Dan Hinrichsen to see if he would be willing to come down and show important vs. non-important wires and discuss how they are ran through the building.
– Building scheduling for events like zumba, dance and cleanup days are all on a Google calendar managed by Cyndi Treaster. When someone contacts the Lecompton City Office about utilizing the space, it was agreed that the person should be referred to Cyndi Treaster by email or phone. It is also noted that the Lecompton PRIDE committee will charge something to everyone who uses the building, whether the funds are generated through donations by the activity or paid directly from the person using the facility. Additionally note that all events are a community benefit or a community service. PRIDE will always shave a member supervising to lock/unlock the building etc..
– Available space to rent would be the community room/Kitchen or the Auditorium space
– The old Coal storage chute lid leaks water – Jeff Morris offered to overlay concrete or asphalt that should stop the leak issue. More discussion occurred about the matter, it was agreed that Jeff should look at it and determine which method is best for covering the whole and will create proper drainage/water run off. It was mentioned that Jeff Morris was willing to donate his services, time and equipment.

– PRIDE was able to provide a reimbursement check for the Trane A/C unit and an additional check for July 2012 Utilities.

– It was agreed that Superintendent Justin VanWinkle would continue to maintain the boiler through the winter months.

– Discussion about temperature settings for the boiler (not set it below 50 degrees) and rooms with forced air occurred, will have to have HVAC person come out and check 3rd floor furnace’s before cold weather comes along

– PRIDE requested that anyone who would like to tour the building with possible interest in purchasing/leasing the building that they have communication so they could have a PRIDE member present during the tour also.

Lynley Sanford –
– Fall newsletter/review and updates/edits
– Hand-railings – Larry Sumner came out to measure had some questions like do we want round tubing or square? Council agreed on round. Do we want the railing to have double bars? Council agreed yes, double bars to be ADA compliant.
– Reviewed Dg. Co. Tow rotation – The Mayor said “yes” send a letter that we would like the same courtesy applied in our jurisdiction.
– Lynley is to pick out 3 judges to judge residences that apply for the yard décor contest. Voting will occur on December 9th.
– Holiday Decorating in the Park – Elsie Middleton will approach the church/youth group to see if they would like to participate. Also, Community PRIDE involvement would be great here. Check with vespers festivities and caroling for the holidays.
Elsie Middleton requested that after the October 15th water rate meeting, if we could change the sign in the park to say something about completing the survey postal survey by the 19th and making sure we get them mailed in.

Old Business-

New Business –

7:37pm Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn the city council meeting. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Vote carries 4 yays, 0 nays.

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk