July 17,2013


7:00 P.M. Mayor Sandy Jacquot brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer, Jimmy Wilkins, and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. Susie Hackathorn was absent. The following were also present: Assistant City Clerk Sandy Nichols, City Superintendent Rance Roberts, and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. Residents attending include Lori Wilkins, Jamin Nally, Pam Wingert and Mark Tunstall.

Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the July 1, 2013 City Council Meeting Minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Tim motioned to approve the bills before the council. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

May and June financial reports were presented.

Allen Jack was not present. After discussion the council requested City Attorney Jeff Heiman to prepare an order of violation addressing the grey water and other violations on the Allen Jack property. Pictures were given to Jeff. The order of violation will be presented at the August 5, 2013 meeting for approval.

Sandy Nichols stated encroachment problems on property she co-owns located at 404 Boone Street. There have been encroachment problems starting 2008. Knowing there is a sewer right-of-way on the south end of the property, they would still like to build a fence on or near the property line. There is concern if the fence is built 15 feet from the sewer line the encroachment would continue in the 15 feet. She understands if there is need to work on the sewer main the fence would need to be removed and NOT replaced at the city’s expense. Jimmy Wilkins made a motion to approve building of the fence with the understanding if the sewer main needed work done to it the fence would be removed and NOT replaced at the city’s expense. Mary Jane seconded the motion. The motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

A letter from Ed Smith requesting an additional extension for his building permit of a porch and deck was presented. After discussion Elsie made a motion to approve a 90 day extension. Jimmy seconded the motion. The motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Elsie presented a brochure E-Community Partnership noting any business within the 66050 area could be considered. The Tool Barn, Henry’s and Jean Schuman were mentioned as possible interested parties.

Mayor Sandy Jacquot appointed Jamin Nally to the Planning Commission. Tim made a motion to accept Jamin Nally’s appointment. Elsie seconded the motion and the vote passed 4 yeas, 0 nays. Mayor Jacquot stated Kim Stewart might be interested in representing the Lecompton Township Planning Commission position.
Pam Wingert was present and stated she would be interested in being on the Planning Commission and had spoken with the Planning Commission about an appointment. Mayor Jacquot thanked her for her interested and stated the city clerk was in the process of checking with other citizens with interest also and did not know the status of her progress. The city clerk is out of the office on vacation this week.

Rance –
There are three park benches ready to be placed. After discussion some of the benches may be placed at the Pride Building. The City Superintendent will work with Council members and/or mayor for locations.
With the sidewalk being replaced now, it would be a good time to put in a drainage tube for the SW corner of the city hall. The council approved putting the drainage tube in and replacing the grass with river rock.

Sandy – checks 9886 – 9898 were voided, Assistant City Clerk error.

Old Business
Rance presented an inventory list that he will continue to work on. The council would like Lynley to put the information in a spreadsheet
LaCava/Shaner downtown store water meters: there is a potential of 5 meters at this location. After discussion Rance is to get bids from Jeff Morris and Todd Hurd. Jimmy will talk with Roy Paslay; tabled until information is presented at the August 5, 2013 meeting.

New Business
Security bids: Doug Nesbitt from Tyco left a bid. No action was taken at this time. After discussion the council would like for Rance to get bids from Lynn Electric and Crown Security.
Community Building cleaning: after discussion Mary Jane made a motion to hire Sharron Roberts to cleaning the Community Building. Tim seconded the motion and the vote passed unanimously.

Elsie presented information regarding possible grants for restoration of the Community Building or the possibility of applying for funding from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation group.

Jimmy stated the fiberglass ceiling tiles in the Community Building are in need of replacement. Cost of new tiles is very expensive. He located tiles he believes would be a close match at the Habitat Re Store in Lawrence. There are not enough to do the entire ceiling but would improve the appearance. The council would like for Rance to check on getting these tiles. Jimmy offered to go with him if possible.

8:45 PM – Jimmy motioned to adjourn. Elsie seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Sandy Nichols
Assistant City Clerk