October 17th, 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 Superintendent Rance Roberts. Residents or township members included Lori Wilkins and John Hackathorn.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the October 3rd, 2016 minutes with corrections. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion with one correction, to remove the word tiles.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

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

Rance –
– Lift Station relocation at 105 W. Woodson –John Hackathorn attended the meeting to discuss tearing down Marlene Hackathorn’s house at 105 W. Woodson, then grading the lot to have a new home placed there. In regards to leveling out the pad for the new home, the lift station in its current location will be in the way. It will need to be relocated. Discussion about who pays for and performs the work? It was decided that the city will pay for the work to be done – planning on reusing the same pump station, after replacing the check valve. Additionally, water may need to be used during demolition of the current house; council agreed water from the adjacent fire hydrant may be used for this project.
– Jones street has been milled and repacked. Rock will be added soon.
– Water main tap broke by an auger being used by a subcontractor for Cox Communication. Roughly $130 part to replace and 3 hours of Rance’s time. Council discussed whether to bill the subcontractor or just send a reminder letter to them of calling City Office to check utility. Council agreed that they will forgive this incident and send a reminder letter.
– Shut off tool for water valves locate behind the water plant on east side of the building.
– Cover A/C units at pride yet? Council suggested waiting another 1-2 weeks
– Rock Garden – will start in the spring

Lynley –
– Order chairs and caddy carts for PRIDE. – consensus of council is it’s okay for city to make the purchases. PRIDE will reimburse through a $2000 grant they will be receiving.
– Look into removing metal desk out of Community Building again.
– Email to local businesses that we have contacts for regarding mini-book camp in November

Old Business

New Business
– Pride Grant Tables/Carts – Lynley to order
– E- communities mailer provided for council to view – Council agreed okay to use city postage to send out mailers to local businesses.
– Political meet/greet luncheon fliers – council decided these are not to be posted in the office.
– Susie Hackathorn suggested that we should transfer $100,000 from Checking to Money Market account. Council agreed.
– Reminder to provide public notice about thank you dinner where more than 2 council members may be present.

7:45PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk