September 19th, 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 Superintendent Rance Roberts. Residents or township members included Jamin Nally, Lori Wilkins, Cyndi Treaster, David Hogg and Michelle Derusseau.

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the September 6th, 2016 minutes. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills before the council. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

David Hogg with Douglas County Emergency Management spoke to the council about proclaiming September as National Preparedness Month. Mayor Sandy Jacquot read and signed the proclamation.

Cindy Treaster spoke to the council regarding the Ft. Titus room in the Lecompton Pride building. Repairs need to be made in the S.E. corner where moisture had leaked in before. Looking to remove the carpet, make repairs, put down vinyl hardwood look floor covering. Replace floor outlet covers with more durable metal covers. PRIDE volunteers looking to do tear out themselves – estimating repairs at $1500, flooring bid by Justin’s flooring $10529.88. Cindy asked if the City would be willing to cost share: 2/3rds city pays; 1/3 PRIDE pays of total costs.
Jimmy motioned to approve the City sharing a portion of the cost with PRIDE. If PRIDE goes with current flooring bid, then city would pay up to $8000, if PRIDE goes with another (possibly cheaper bid) city would pay 2/3rds of cost. Tim McNish seconds motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Rance –
– Wastewater training 9/21-9/22
– Jones street – repair discussion
– Rural water district meeting 9/27
– Water plant issues: Pedrotti coming out to check control panels for well pumps out – well pump kicked out Saturday evening causing only treatment chemicals to be pumped into settling tanks. The chemicals did not make it to main water supply, was able to drain and clean out settling tanks. Was also able to back wash filters and refill tower. Back to functioning like normal.

Lynley –
– Emergency management round table class 9/30 (9:30a-1p) Jimmy, Sandy, Lynley and Rance will be attending.
– Put out for review 1st rough draft of fall newsletter

Old Business
– Council reviewed list for PRIDE thank you dinner – To be held in the Lecompton Community Building. Aunt Netters Café will cater dinner – Date set for October 24th at 6:30pm – would like invites out by end of the month.
– Jimmy Wilkins – provided rough sketch for Community Building bathrooms. Council agreed we should get 3 bids and go from there.
– Complaint about trash and brush in yard at 409 Whitfield. Council asked that a nice letter be sent to agent in charge of the home, Rita Fisher.
– Elsie Middleton asked if the dip on Elmore could be repaired. It is on the list to do – council agreed to that Rance should dig it out, put more AB3 rock in, tamp it down and then asphalt back over the top.

8:02PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk