City Council Meeting Minutes February 6, 2017


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 Muriah Bayless, Emily Peters, and Kevin Riner.

Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the January 17th, 2017 minutes. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

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

City accountant Jim Long was not present to review the 2016 financial audit.

City Attorney Jeff Heiman had no new discussions for the City Council.

Rance –
– Water/wastewater math training – 2/15-2/16 Chanute, KS
– Lift Stations – will be partnering with Todd Hurd to repair lift station for Hackathorns and requesting a bid to replace the lift station at Kevin Quigleys.
– Jeff Lamfers with KDHE will be out Tuesday to talk about wastewater sampling

Lynley –

Old Business
– Heritage Grant update: Lecompton Historical Society is planning on applying for the Heritage Grant to re-shingle the roof at Lane University. So, the City will not make plans to apply for a grant for the Community Building stairs this year.
– Chris Woods requested that the City Council considered allowing him to park his Semi Truck on the pad at the lagoons. The council discussed – it was mentioned that the pad does not have a firm foundation/bottom – the council consensus was no, they would not allow him to park a semi there.
– Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas employee health insurance. Over all premium went down $3 per month. Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve renewing the health insurance. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Elsie Middleton mentioned we should start looking into the cost of a new tree for the City Park to replace the one that was dead and removed last fall. Audience member Muriah Bayless mentioned that she has several trees ranging from 5’-10’ that she would donate to the City if they would come get them (trees), she is needing them removed from her yard. She said she would email the City Clerk later about the trees.
– The following was also brought to the attention of the Council: The old Rock Quarry East of the City Lagoons has been sold, Chuck Nehrbass no longer owns it. Steve and Rita Fischer have taken ownership of Ernie Smith’s former home on Whitfield. They have a large trash bin and are cleaning up the yard and home. The large brush pile out back has already been removed. Some locations around town that were suggested the council look at and discuss at the next meeting for consideration of cleanup letters included: Troy Pfeffer’s, Belinda Janes and Dustin Gruver’s.
– Jimmy Wilkins mentioned to Superintendent Rance Roberts that we should look at some kind of containment for the sand at the park or increasing the height of the pipe at the park to help keep the sand from running down the hill.

7:34PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk