February 16, 2016 LECOMPTON CITY 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 Jimmy Wilkins, Mary Jane Hoffer, and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. Susie Hackathorn arrived at 7:18pm, Tim McNish was absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Rance Roberts. Residents or township members included Jamin Nally, Pastor Scott Hanks, Mary Sue Sledd, Accountant Jim Long, and Michelle Derussau.
Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the February 1, 2016 minutes; Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 3 yeas, 0 nays.
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bills before the council. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 3 yeas, 0 nays
Jim Long – City accountant, presented the 2015 audit. Waiting on KPERS yearend information, so the audit is “un-official” council was not able to vote to accept the audit at this time.
Mary Sue – requested a $300 donation for the 2016 Easter Egg hunt. Elsie Middleton motioned to approve donating $300 towards the Easter Egg Hunt. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion approved 3 yay; 0 nay.
Pastor Scott Hanks from Heritage Baptist Church spoke with the council regarding concerns of closing the farmers turnpike & K10 inter-change. He asked the City have a representative at the March 3rd meeting being held at the Heritage Baptist Church. The council held some discussion and feels that they should maintain their original consensus to not have an opinion about the interchange options.
– Talked to council about high winds blowing shingles off pride building. Made some repairs, but may need to look into having the roof re-shingled.
– Phil Hart with the school district talked to Rance about repairing pot holes at the ball field parking area and then being reimbursed by the school district. Council asked that before we go ahead with anything, to get in writing from Superintendent Dr. Yoder that the school would be willing to reimburse the City for expenses, materials, and employee time.
– Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas health insurance plan is up for renewal. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the current plan at the new renewal rate. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yay, 0 nay
New Business –
– Review bid for coal room roof repair at PRIDE building. Council requested the clerk check on what the 10 year warranty included. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bid to make the repairs and request that Pride be asked to pay 25% of the repair cost if possible. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yea, 0 nays
– CB use – requests for free use. The council had a few requests to use the community building for free. After reviewing the requests, it was decided that because of the risk of incidents able to happen, and because it costs to heat, cool and run electricity that the rental and deposit fees need to be paid to the City.
8:07 PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays
Lynley Sanford, City Clerk