City of Lecompton Meeting Minutes April 6, 2015


7:00 P.M. Mayor Sandy Jacquot brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Jimmy Wilkins, Mary Jane Hoffer, Susie Hackathorn and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Rance Roberts, and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. Residents attending included Jamin Nally, Brenda Hastert and Jenn Preston.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the March 16th, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

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

Jenn Preston with Douglas County Health Department presented a proclamation declaring the Month of April Child Abuse awareness month. There is a Douglas County task force that has 40 members, they have one meeting a month, and if someone would like to be a representative from Lecompton, they would love to have someone join. Jenn Preston also presented the council with blue and silver pinwheels, which are the symbol for child abuse awareness. She asked if she could plant several pinwheels in the city park flower bed and the council agreed that would be a great place.
Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the proclamation making April Child Abuse awareness month. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Jeff Heiman – AT&T claim update – after discussion and review of the matter the general consensus of the council is to call the attorney representing AT&T to see if more information can be obtained regarding the claim.

Rance –
– Driveway tube for Jamin Nally in alley behind restaurant. Parking entrance for employee’s only. Council agreed, Jamin would purchase the tube and the City would install.
– Ditch tube for Earl Bahnmaier, Council said same circumstances as Jamin would apply for Earl.
– Road work repairs: put some gravel on South Crest, Pot hole repairs, Jones St.: add more asphalt millings to the low spots, also fill in pot holes with AB3 first,
– Water Tower Cleaning: contact Pittsburg tank and tower for new bid
– Reminder: acidizing wells/pigging lines will be happening soon

Lynley –
– May 2nd taco feed fundraiser for Taylor Springer, is it okay to put on park sign: consensus is yes

Old Business –

New Business –
– Property violation review: Belinda Janes; No improvements in yard or cleanup of debris and waste. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to start an order of violation as prepared by City Attorney Jeff Heiman, Elsie Middleton seconded the motion, Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Brad Goodrick; Two primary issues here: a brush/burn pile and an adjacent pile of old lumber, send an in-kind letter. Dustin Gruver; several items going on here, debris and burn pile materials all along the north property line need cleaned up, an A/C unit on the porch roof needs to be put in the window or taken down, an old junk refrigerator needs hauled off, cut logs for firewood, if intended use is for heat it’s okay, if not, then needs removed send in-kind letter. In discussing Dustin Gruver property, Beverly Thrower’s property came up; issues here include trash and debris around the front of the house, overgrowth of brush in the blackberry bush, over growth of weeds/brush in the old garden area, yard needs picked up and cared for. Send in kind letter.
– Request the City pay for the Territorial Day carnival rides, and then Pride will reimburse the City. Tim McNish motioned to have the City of Lecompton prepay for the Territorial Day Carnival Services, with the stipulation that the PRIDE group will reimburse the City. Elsie Middleton Seconded the motion, motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
– Update on E-accelerator program from Elsie Middleton
– Car show on June 13th, held by Bald Eagle Speed Shop; requesting to block off portion of Elmore street from 2p-8p. General consensus of the council is that would be okay.
– Utility pole in front of speed shop, rotten at the bottom and moves, will be contacting Westar for replacement.

– Pride committee rummage sale made $5000 and modern woodman is matching $2500 making a grand total of $7500 for operating funds.
– Currently the front & west steps at the Pride building are being repairs by Huey Tubbs, and they will match as closely as possible to the original work.

8:30PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford
City Clerk