City Council Meeting Minutes mAY 02, 2016


7:00 P.M. Mayor Sandy Jacquot brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Jimmy Wilkins, Tim McNish, 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 or township members included Lori Wilkins. Bill Anderson, and Ashley Myers.

Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the April 18, 2016 minutes one correction in the first paragraph referring to the accomplishments of the Douglas County Health Department was requested. Tim McNish seconded the motion with the correction.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the bills before the council. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Re-elected Council Members took oaths of office: Mary Jane Hoffer, Susie Hackathorn, and Jimmy Wilkins. The Mayor reappointed Lynley Sanford as City Clerk and Jeff Heiman as City Attorney. Susie Hackathorn motioned to accept the appointments. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Kevin Dark – Was not available, so Lynley Sanford spoke on his behalf. The Bald Eagle Speed Shop is hosting its 2nd car show on show on June 11th and requested to do a partial road closure as they did last year. The City will inform the down town businesses so they are aware of the closure and to make sure there is still enough space on the Northern end of Elmore near Constitution Hall for Museum parking.

Bill Anderson and Ashley Myers brought forth May bike month proclamation. Mayor Sandra Jacquot read the proclamation and signed. There is a national bike challenge, and it was requested the City post info about it on the City Facebook page. There is no age limit to participate in the challenge. This year Douglas County is trying to beat Allen County.

Jeff Heiman –
– Next Council meeting will have ordinance and charter ordinance for election.

Rance –

Lynley –
– Planning Commission special meeting on Thursday May 5th for special use permit 7pm
– Lynley plans to be gone Friday May 27th, Jessica will watch the office that day.

Old Business

New Business –
– Appointment for planning commission, council asked Lynley to send letters to potential candidates.
– Community Health plan appointment. Mayor Sandy Jacquot will be the council/city of Lecompton representative. Mary Jane Hoffer said she will be a backup. Also, will ask Cyndi Treaster if she would like to be the community representative.
– Flower allowance for the planters and park-sign garden. Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve $300. For flowers for the park. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Mary Jane Hoffer brought forth discussion about no-smoking ordinance for the City Parks. Council would have to pass an ordinance and post sign. Much discussion occurred. At this time the topic is tabled to see if there are more complaints about smoking in the park.
– Mary Jane Hoffer provided an update from her waste management meeting. She said that the recycling for Jefferson/Douglas County is doing really well and has extended the life of the landfill. The landfill is making additional improvements and building nature trails as well.
– Elsie Middleton updated the council on E-communities. From the postcards that were sent out we have had 17 responses and only about 6 returned non-deliverable cards. The Lecompton E-community group will be meeting Wednesday May 11th. To review survey results.
– Mary Jane Hoffer provided a survey regarding sidewalks from the Lawrence Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization. Some will be made available in the City Office, through the school and online.
7:45 PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk