September 6, 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, Susie Hackathorn and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. City Superintendent Rance Roberts was absent. Residents or township members included Jamin Nally, Mason Pruett, Kent & Pam Wingert, and Michelle Derusseau.

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the August 15th, 2016 minutes with corrections. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

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

Michelle Derusseau provided a Thank You presentation for first responders, volunteer fire fighters/medical, and Sheriff’s department, in conjunction with the Valor first responder proclamation. Mayor Sandra Jacqout signed the Valor first responder proclamation recognizing the week of 9/11-9/17 as first responders week.

Kent Wingert provided building permit applications for a new home and shop at 625 South-Crest. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve both building permits, numbers 16-254 & 16-255, waiving the application fee for the second application because it is part of the same house project and the forms were turned in at the same time. The approval is contingent on the application form being completely filled out including: home/building valuations, contractor info and signatures. Tim McNish seconds the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Mason Pruett – filed a claim with the City regarding his car’s passenger side window. He claims a rock hit his window while the park was being mowed by the City which broke his window. Mason provided one estimate for damages with his paperwork. Council discussed and decided to send the claim to the City Insurance company.

Jeff Heiman – no updates

Rance – was not at the meeting but the council discussed a class for wastewater stabilization ponds in Ft. Scott. The consensus of the council was for Rance to attend, and stay the night if he needed to.
– Jones street repairs – it was not chip n’ sealed, AT&T line is to shallow in the street. Discussion on best way to repair the street – Council agreed AB-3 rock should be placed in the low spots and pot holes and tapped into place, then a load of screenings (rock dust) should be laid over the road surface and if need be, re-gravel the road.

Lynley –
– Regarding dog issue at 534 Whitfield – a letter was sent, more complaints came in. One set of neighbors requested a live trap, a dog was caught with no identification, so dog was taken to the pound. Possible dog owners were notified that dog was impounded. No other complaints have been made.
– Community Building State Historic award letter was received. Mentioned in letter to look into possible grants to improve the stairs.
– Review ordinance regarding serving/consumption cereal malt beverage on City/public property. Council discussed, but overall consensus is to not change the current ordinance.
– AT&T class action lawsuit regarding payment for damages – Council said no need to proceed or file a claim.
Old Business
– Elsie Middleton provided an E communities update. Kathy Paslay and Lynn Ward are going to Colorado business event presentation which Douglas County is paying for . November 17th, the presenter from this event will be hosting a forum to help other local business. Elsie asked the council if the City would be willing to provide postage for promoting the forum – general consensus of the council is yes.

– Jimmy Wilkins thanked City workers for their hard work on patching/repairing City streets.
– Jimmy Wilkins brought up that after Greg Howard discussed at the last meeting how hard the PRIDE volunteer group has worked over the last 4 years to keep the building and program going that we should do something special to recognize the core group and say Thank you. He is thinking a dinner at Aunt Netters including the volunteer’s and their spouses and City Council Members. Maybe start by having Mary Jane Hoffer and Elsie put together a volunteer priority list, and then go from there.
– Mary Jane Hoffer asked about the Hog/BBQ processing farm that was approved to be built last year at a Douglas County Meeting. At the most recent Douglas County meeting, an extension was requested and approved for those plans to continue
– Sandy Jacquot brought up flooring in the Ft. Titus room at the PRIDE building. The floor is unsightly enough that it is an impediment when it comes to people wanting to rent it. The subflooring needs repaired and the floor outlets need to be moved/removed. Would the City be interested in contributing to the project? The PRIDE is anticipating paying for the entire project themselves, but something for the City to consider.
– Kent Wingert asked to approach the council regarding a turn around on his property. Since he was building within the zoning regulations for the platted subdivision, could he bring the road through as the subdivision was platted. At this time, the council agreed he was within regulation to do so.

8:00PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk