July 5th, 2016 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, Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. Susie Hackathorn was absent. 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, Jamin Nally, Bill and Dorothy Smith, and Paul Bahnmaier.

Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the June 20th, 2016 minutes with one correction. Susie Hackathorn was present at that meeting. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

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

Paul Bahnmaier – spoke to the council with a concern over signage along the I70 turnpike. There are some bridge repairs being done and one of the signs has been taken down. Enough work has been completed the sign could have been put back up, but has not been. Paul asked the council if the letters he presented could be put on City letter head, addressed, and signed by the mayor and sent to a list of influential people to express concern that the City of Lecompton does care that the signs are re-installed. The council agreed that the letters should be sent, the city clerk is to take care of the letters and have the Mayor sign them and take to Paul to send.

Jeff Heiman – Jamin/Temporary Liquor permit. The City may need to pass a resolution, but Jamin seems to be meeting the requirements for a permit to be issued.
– Sewer rate ordinance – will have ready for next meeting.

Dorothy/Bill Smith – received a vehicle nuisance letter for 534 Whitfield. The vehicle has been moved into the shed. There is a restoration project that is tagged antique and all the other vehicles are legally tagged. The council does not see an issue at this time.

The City Clerk mentioned that there was a phone call received before the meeting regarding a dog at the 534 Whitfield residence that gets out and poops on the complainants lawn. The council asked that the dog be leashed or watched so it does not run free and into the neighbor’s yard.

Rance –
– Lagoon update: Duckweed is gone, working on the aerator, Patchen electric has the parts will have it repaired soon.
– Water plant having an issue with one of the high service pumps kicking out – working on that with Tonka and Davin Electric to get it diagnosed.
– CB cleaning and returning deposits. Having issues with people leaving trash, dirty water, or small messes in the building that take extra time to clean up. Where do we draw the line on not returning deposit’s. The council discussed this. If someone does not follow through with the cleanup list, then they feel the deposit should not be returned.

Lynley –
– Banking signatures
– Opal Goodrick requested that the vacant rental home she owns at 436 Whitfield have the trash service refunded to her account. The council discussed and decided that they could not at this time authorize the reimbursement of the trash service, it is written in the City Ordinance that if water service is provided then trash is as well, and if the council felt if they did for one, they would have to do for all.
Old Business
– City maps – Elsie Middleton motioned to purchase 20 pads of 50 maps for $550. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
– Reviewed comparison for 3rd class city water/sewer new service connection. Decided that while we were about average on costs to connect, we were on the upper end of the average scale and council agreed not to increase the rate at this time.

New Business –
– Complete A/C unit replacement at City Hall – the former unit broke (capacitor blew up/motor locked up, old A-coil style and old refrigerant) so with permission from the Mayor the Clerk had Scott temp install a new A/C unit and new coil.
– Tree removal at City Park and possible replacement. Council and City employees went to view the tree in the park. Superintendent felt he could fell the tree. Council asked that bids be taken to clean out the dead limbs in the other trees in the park and get a bid for replacing the tree that will be removed.

8:07 PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk