May 05, 2014 Meeting Minutes


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, Susie Hackathorn and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Rance Roberts, City Attorney Jeff Heiman and City Treasurer Ronald Thacker. Residents or township members present included Lori Wilkins, Beth Lacava, Kevin and Jessica Dark, Jamin Nally and Roy Paslay.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the April 21, 2014 City Council Meeting Minutes with one change, to include Phil Hart’s last name in the sentence discussing water pressure issues at the school district gym. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bills before the council. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Oaths of office were taken by Mary Jane Hoffer, Jimmy Wilkins and Susie Hackathorn. The mayor Sandy Jacquot made the following appointments: Lynley Sanford, City Clerk; Rance Roberts, City Superintendent; Ron Thacker, City Treasurer.
Susie Hackathorn motioned to confirm Mayor Sandy Jacquot’s appointments, Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Mayor Sandy Jacquot proclaimed that May is Bicycle month and the week of May 12-16, 2014 will be known as bike to work week.

Dave/Diana Swisher – meter installation invoice – they were not present for discussion – the council reviewed the invoice and moved on with business.

Jeff Heiman – discussed indemnification agreement for Jim Burkett, Mayor Sandy will review.

Rance –
– USD 343 old gym water pressure: discussed cost in replacing water line, meter and boring water line under the street. Councilmember Jimmy Wilkins discussed that maybe the issue is inside the building because of the increase in water line size to the sitting toilets. Rance is to contact Chuck Folks with API plumbing to get a professional opinion.
– Reviewed the quote for chip n’ seal on the 522 Sq. Yd. parking area running from the S.E. corner of the USE 343 old gym to Woodson Ave. estimated cost would be $2986.32. The general consensus of the City Council is they are not interested in repairing or chip n’ sealing this section at this time.

Lynley –
– Advertising for City Garage Sales May 30th, 31st, June 1st.
Jimmy Wilkins motioned to allow advertising in the Lawrence Journal world and Trading Post, with advertising fees not to exceed $75.00. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
– Electric Meter inspection permit for Territorial Days.
Tim McNish approved to waive the permit fee and to approve the meter inspection permit for electricity for Territorial Days, Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Old Business –
– Business signage along roadway – still in planning stages – looking for designs
– Elsie Middleton asked if the Mayor was still planning on having Jim Flory out to visit, yes, but is planning to coordinate the visit to around the same time that Jamin opens Aunt Netter’s

Local Communications:
– Beth Lacava approached the City Council and spoke about concerns with Kevin Darks auto shop/auto body shop/hobby shop. Not so much about what he’s doing, but expressed concerns about potential chemicals and fires. Kevin Dark spoke up and said he would not have any more chemicals in his building than any of the other tenants in her building.

New Business –
– The Mayor requested permission from the City Council to hold a meeting with Jim Long the City Accountant to discuss the 2015 budget.
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to give permission to meet with City Accountant Jim Long, Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

– Parking on Elmore: Much discussion occurred
Elsie Middleton motioned to allow diagonal parking on the east side of Elmore from Woodson to the end of the commercially zoned section (roughly the well), and diagonal parking on the west side of Elmore from the south end of the City Building to the North side of Constitution Hall, and to include handicapped parking spots where appropriate. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion. Discussion from Jimmy Wilkins to mark the remaining parking areas as parallel parking for traffic control and fire access, Elsie Middleton amended her motion to include the additional of parallel parking areas. Jimmy again seconded the motion
Motion passed 5 yay, 0 nays

Further discussion occurred from the council with Rance Roberts about checking the required wide of angle and parallel parking as well as wide of handicap access.
– Discussion of the way payment to Allied curtain company was made – discussion of the changing payment policies for PRIDE or DCCF funds occurred, at this time no changes were made.
– Discussion about expenditure allowance for flowers for City Park and the flower pots.
Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve up to $200.00 to be spent on flowers for the City Park and flower pots. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

8:17 PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk