March 04, 2013 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, Mary Jane Hoffer and Susie Hackathorn were present at roll call, Elsie Middleton was absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Justin VanWinkle. Residents or township citizens present: Lori Wilkins, Paula Hladky and Willard Epling.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the February 19, 2013 City Council Meeting Minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Elsie Middleton arrived

Bills: Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills before the council. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Paula Hladky and Willard Epling presented information regarding free CERT training for emergency preparedness. Classes will be at the Lecompton Fire Dept. on April 26-28th

Justin –
– Part time help will be needed. Our previous to available individuals have full time jobs and are not available to help as needed. Council suggested a sign be posted at the post office, in City Hall and on the Park Sign.
– Michael Mitchell driveway – halfway down the drive is what the City was told by the County that they were responsible for.
– Darby Lohrding had asked to have the snow plowed to the eastside of the road on Halderman between Woodson and 3rd street, after the council discussed how Justin plows the snow, the Council agreed that he should continue to plow the streets as he always has. Additionally the entire council agreed that Justin had done an outstanding job clearing the snow from the streets.
– Justin vacation from 3/18-3/22: need someone to read meters on 3/20- discussion occurred about using part time help to read meters and residents’ complaints about the City Superintendent not reading the meters or having two people read meters.
– Susie Hackathorn motioned to have water meters read on March 25th, 2013 instead of March 20th 2013 so City Superintendent Justin VanWinkle would be able to read the meters. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion – further discussion occurred about utilizing part time help to read meters. 1 yay, 3 nays, 1 abstained – motion defeated.
In discussion, Jimmy Wilkins stated that if residents have questions or comments about using part time help to read meters they could contact him.
At this time – part time help will be used if available to read meters on the 19th and 20th. If part time help is not available then meters will be read on the 25th when Justin gets back from vacation.

Lynley –
– Review voluntary water conservation info for newsletter – the Mayor will review revisions on Wednesday.
– May 10th, 2013 projected date for Vet vaccination clinic at CB in Lecompton from 6:30pm-8pm. City Council agreed that the day and time sounded good to try this year.
– Reviewed information regarding the Jefferson County Planning & Zoning meeting for an additional structure to be built at the new Sand plant. The meeting will be held 3/25/2013 at 7pm in the Jefferson county courthouse in Oskaloosa.
– Reviewed new information from Douglas County Emergency Management regarding FEMA relief for the snow storms. Talked about cost of plowing snow and the expenses of the City. The Mayor suggested if the clerk had time to look into reimbursement of expenses.

Old Business:

New Business:
– 301 Elmore – Neavitt’s former house that is vacant. The north lawn has trash, furniture and misc. items lying about and it is in violation of City codes. City Clerk is to contact the bank believed to be Bank of America to have them rectify the situation.
– CB Work – Jimmy Wilkins has tried to contact Dierk Bowser a few times about doing some part time work for the City of Lecompton. At this time he has not returned any of Jimmy’s phone calls. It is assumed that Dierk has taken a job out of town and is unreachable at this time.
– CB – Jimmy continued with repairs to the community building, and he has a plan to modify the restrooms. The City Council agreed that Jimmy should continue the work and purchase supplies needed within a reasonable amount to complete the job

7:58 PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn, Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Lynley Sanford
City Clerk