June 16, 2014 Council 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 and Lana Keever

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the June 02, 2014 City Council Meeting Minutes with one correction, to add that the City mailed a certified letter regarding grass/weeds violation to Shawn Martin’s former home. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the bills before the council. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Jim Long – City Accountant – 2015 Budget Discussion – Jim was not in attendance for the meeting

Lana Keever approached the City Council about advice/assistance for water pressure/volume issues in the mobile lodge trailer park. After discussion, the council said it would be okay for Rance to provide some assistance to the mobile home park, so long as it does not interfere with city operations or emergencies.

Rance –
– Chip n’ seal Pre-Con meeting/pre construction meeting on Monday 6/23/2014
– Council requested clarification on how the price comparison breaks down on the bid spreadsheet
– Discussion of color of CMK product, it was decided Gray CMK should be used.
– Discussion about pigging the well lines – KRWA will assist at no cost on this.
– Review bid from Layne on acidizing the wells, council decided to wait until we received some other bids
– Mayor requested that the terms and conditions page be emailed to City Attorney Jeff Heiman for review and suggested language changes.

Lynley –
– Update to City Council about purchasing cards and the banks that provide them. Councilman Tim McNish shared that Wakarusa Township does have them through Douglas County Bank. The Council requested that Lynley re-contact Douglas County Bank and if they are provided apply for the cards.
– Reviewed rough sketch of Points of Interest sign for the City. Received one bid from STAR signs, waiting on other sign bids before deciding how to proceed.
– Electric pole inspection occurred; only one pole did not pass inspection. Updates will be made and the pole will be re-inspected. Pat Wempe with Douglas County Zoning and Codes suggested that the City of Lecompton think about updating our building and electric codes to be aligned with codes in Douglas county and with Lawrence.
– Douglas County Emergency Management would like to know if the City would like to re-appoint Wayne Riley as the Point of Contact person. It was unanimously decided that it was fine to re-appoint Wayne.
– Pittsburg Tank and Tower – update on tower inspection and cleanout. Currently the ROV unit that cleans the tank is down and being repaired. Once repaired it is no longer able to clean tanks deeper than 28’, which means we may have to have a dry clean out or a diver clean out (which can be more expensive) The Council requested that Lynley contact Pittsburg Tank and Tower to see if they would provide the Diver cleanout at the same cost as the ROV cleanout. Update at next meeting.

Old Business –
– Review sales tax increase resolution no. 289, Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the resolution requesting a special question on the August 5th 2014 ballot regarding a .75% sales tax increase for the City of Lecompton. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion carried 5 yeas, 0 nays

At 8:07pm Susie Hackathorn motioned to go into executive session to discuss non-elected personal for 5 minutes. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. At 8:12pm the Mayor Sandy Jacquot called the City Council meeting back to order.

Tim McNish motioned to give Richard Wingfield a 50 cent per hour raise with the condition that he performs the tasks asked of him. To go into effect immediately. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion
Motion carried 5 yeas, 0 nays

New Business –
– Discussion about having the City Hall’s carpet’s cleaned. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve that Lynley find a company to clean the carpets in the City Hall meeting and office rooms and not to exceed $200.00. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion
Motion carried 5 yeas, 0 nays
– Electric Meter inspection permits for 301 Elmore. Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the inspection permit. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion carried 5 yeas, 0 nays
– Review of bids and discussion of replacing the waterline up to the old Lecompton High School Gym.
Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the bid from J&R Excavating in the amount of $5647.68, and to ask if there will be any adjustments if the superintendent helps, and to start the work after Territorial Days. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion carried 5 yeas, 0 nays
– A request was made that in the Kansas Governing Journal an article about updates to the municipal finance law was written, it was requested that Lynley scan and email the information to City Accountant Jim Long.

7:54 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk