January 22, 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, Mary Jane Hoffer, Susie Hackathorn and Elsie Middleton were present. Council Member Tim McNish was absent. The following were also present: Assistant City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Justin VanWinkle and City Attorney Lee Hendricks. Residents or township citizens present: Cyndi Treaster and Bill Smith.

Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the January 7, 2013 City Council Meeting Minutes. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Bills: Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the bills before the council. The motion was seconded and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Monthly and year end reports were reviewed with no objections made.

Cyndi Treaster: Ms. Treaster presented an Annual Report involving the Pride Building. An $1172.84 check for expense involving the Pride Building was presented.

Lee: Lee does not use the City Attorney’s Association therefore the city should not pay for this service.
Mayor Tunstall will start in February receiving $30 for attending meetings and an addition $30 per month for Mayor Duties each month.
After discussion, the parking lot at the church will require no further discussions.

Wilco Guttering: when making repairs it was mentioned gutters would need to be replaced within a year or two. The council would like for Justin to check on the cost to do one side per year.
Kampschroeder not interested in putting in handrails. Jimmy will check with Lawrence’s ADA for information. City Clerk is to check with LKM for direction on ADA.
Meter set leak at Tim McNish residence. After discussion Mary Jane made a motion because the leak was within the city’s meter to bill Mr. McNish the average of his past three months usage. Elise seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Street broom quotes were $6395 and $6550. At this time the council will not be purchasing the equipment. The cost to rent a broom was $150.
Meter readings: In the future the City Superintendent is to read the meters. If there is concern about the temperature he is to check with the Mayor.

Communications: The council is not interested in charge cards at this time. Employees are requested to log incidents that a card would have been a financial advantage.
Sidewalk grant: there was discussion to replace sidewalk from City Hall south to Woodson Ave. The City Clerk is to check with Douglas County Cultural/Historical Preservation for funding information.
Dg. Co. CERT training: at this time no council members plan to attend.
KRWA meeting: at this time no one plans to attend the March annual meeting
KRWA CCR: after discussion the council agreed to have KRWA host the Consumer Confidence Report noting in the newsletter the location of the report on the web and making available hard copies for those wanting a hard copy.

Douglas County GIS: If Lecompton has information regarding vacated streets/alleys that Douglas County does not have they would like for the city to share this information. Douglas County is trying to update all street/alley information for new 2012 aerial maps. It is possible the city could get new aerial maps with city boundary and floodplain information. The city clerk is to email the request. The assistant city clerk requested to continue working with the county on old city ordinances pertaining to streets. The work would be volunteer time after Lynley returns.

Old Business:
Re-codification: It was noted the LKM would process the city’s re-codification for $3,150. After discussion Mary Jane made a motion to start the re-codification process with LKM. Jimmy seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
The council approved garage sales May 31, June 1, and June 2, 2013. Bulk trash pick-up will be June 8, 2013.

PC appointment: Mayor Tunstall appointed Dave Glenn to fill Brenda Hastert’s position on the Planning Commission. Susie made a motion to approve Mayor Tunstall’s appointment of Dave Glenn to the Planning Commission. Mary Jane seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

New Business: the council is not interested in purchasing safety boots for the City Superintendent. Request made to put this to the next agenda.

8:15 PM – Jimmy motioned to adjourn, Elsie seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Sandy Nichols
Assistant City Clerk