May 19, 2015 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, and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. Council Member Susie Hackathorn was absent. The following were also present: City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Treasurer Ronald Thacker. City Clerk Lynley Sanford was also absent. City or Township residents attending included Lori Wilkins.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the May 5, 2014 City Council Meeting Minutes. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the bills before the council. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Rance –
– Discussed water pressure issue at old High School Gymnasium. Waiting for bid from Jeff Morris.
– Both wells need the lines pigged, it’s been two years since they were last done. Need to get bids for pigging lines (pay from water fund). Need to measure depth of wells get bid with pigging, but spate the bid.
– Parts for water fountain in City Park are on back order
– Rance pick up soaker hose for the roses.
– Council unanimously agreed for Rance to attend the K.U. water training school in August, and to take the water operators test.

New Business –
– Mayor Sandy Jacquot asked permission to draft capital improvement fund. General consensus of the council was it would be okay.
– Discussed raising the mil levy .7 mils, the funds earned would go to the employee benefit fund.
– Discussed utility rates, Water and Sewer, and maybe increasing Sewer rates (maybe base sewer rates on water usage?)
– Discussed creating a City Sales Tax, so Lecompton would earn an increased percentage of State Sales Tax.
– E-communities update from Elsie Middleton: asked to update address and photos on “Aunt Netters Café.”
E-communities merge: would like to merge East and North Lawrence into Lecompton/Baldwin/Eudora E-community program. Elsie expressed concern with the merger.
– Constitution Hall is getting the full County Funding from the Heritage Grant for new Windows.
– Lecompton Historical Society is receiving $10,000 from the Heritage Grant Program.
– 335 7th street, the Brouhard property, the grass is really tall and a letter needs to be sent that they need to mow it.

Old Business –
– Territorial Days Update: ride sizes, may need more lights, mechanical rides all come with generators, may need an electrician to look at power pole. Jimmy Wilkins suggested that we just get the power pole fixed. The Territorial Day information table will be moved to in front of City Hall or in City hall, and they will just use the conference room windows for customer service.

7:55 PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Ronald Thacker, City Treasurer