December 21, 2015


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

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the December 07, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

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

Jeff Heiman spoke with the council about election & voting changes. It will be important to vote on ordinances to update our City Code to match the federal regulations. It seems the spring 2016 elections will occur. The Secretary of State’s office is rumored to be working on guidelines for that. Filing deadline for 2016 spring elections will be 12:00pm January 26, 2016.

Jeff Heiman provided a wastewater contract for the council to review. The contract allows the City of Perry Waste Water operator to provide assistance to the City of Lecompton.
Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the contract and to allow Jeff Heiman to negotiate the terms with the City of Perry attorney as needed. As long as no substantial changes are made, the Mayor may sign without re-presenting it to the Council. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Rance –
– Informed the Council about Lisa Herschell on Clark Street possible sewer issue. Rance spoke with contractor about sewer hook-up and location. There may be an issue with not enough fall for the sewer to flow correctly.
– Requested a good quality metal detector to help find valves and manhole lids that are covered by asphalt or dirt. Council requested Rance do some research first and bring options and prices to them before making a purchase.

Lynley –
– Announced Christmas light winners: 1st place-Bob Folks, 2nd place Glen Mallonee, 3rd place Dennis Gowing.
– Informed council of lab charge increases from $209 to $259

New Business –
– Reviewed complaints from Mike Leming regarding properties at 534 Whitfield and 449 Whitfield. Bill Smith was present and said that the trash has been picked up. The council discussed 449 Whitfield, indicated that the motor vehicles on the property needed to be tagged, but didn’t see an issue with the way they are being stored. The council requested that in the future, all complaints be brought before the council before sending out “in-kind letters” for clean-up.

– Elsie asked if the Fire Department had equipment that may be useful in replacing the cross on the roof corner of the Lecompton United Methodist Church. Kenny Smith is on the Board of Trustees. After council discussed, they determined that the Fire Department would probably not have the right equipment or the proper insurance coverage to assist.

– Pride building: Windler construction will be waterproofing the south east side of the building before Wednesday of this week. Bill Smith also approached the council about the old coal storage room adjacent to the boiler room. The roof is a concrete slab, and it has leaked water, now a small chunk of concrete has fallen in. Concern about someone driving a truck over the area. Council discussed installing a temporary caution fence, general consensus was that one should be installed. Council requested that some research be done into having structural inspection done to determine if bolstering the ceiling and water sealant would be a good option, or if the room needs walled off and filled in.

– Fire board appointment: Tim McNish has served two consecutive terms, the Fire Chief said Tim is ineligible to run again. Mary Jane Hoffer volunteered to be appointed to the Fire Board. Elsie Middleton motioned to approve Mary Jane Hoffer’s appointment to the Fire Board. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

– Susie Hackathorn motioned to have the City reimburse Jimmy Wilkins for the gift cards provided to the City Employees. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

7:50PM –Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford,
City Clerk