March 20, 2017 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 Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer, Susie Hackathorn and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. Councilman Jimmy Wilkins was absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Superintendent Rance Roberts. Residents or township members included Mary Sue Sledd, John Hackathorn and Jessica Mortinger.

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the March 06, 2017 minutes. Elsie Middleton 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

Mary Sue Sledd approached the council about a donation for the annual Easter Egg hunt. This year a request was made for $350.00 donation.
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to make a donation in the amount of $350.00 towards the Community Easter Egg Hunt. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Jessica Mortinger from Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization reviewed with the City Council information regarding public transportation, highway improvements and plans, and survey.

Rance –
– Tree in alley between Halderman/Elmore, in utility easement. Council discussed and agreed that it should be removed. Requested for Clerk to contact Shamrock and Abor-Tech for bids. Tree service to drop tree, Rance will finish cutting up.
– Lift Station at Quigleys – Council had asked Rance to get bid from Bowen Excavating, he does not replace sewer lift stations. Council agreed, to go with Todd Hurd on the replacement.
– Trailer park sign damaged in last wind storm, council agreed to make repairs.

Lynley –
– Alert One Security Systems – reviewed updated bid. Council had additional questions and requested that owner Scott Over-field come to the next council meeting.
– Community Building bathroom renovations will be starting May 22nd 2017 through June 15th 2017.
– Maple tree for City Park has been purchased, place has been marked, and utilities have been marked. Tree should be planted within the next couple weeks.
– Newsletter review/approval for publication –after review, need to work on Fire/EMS members and confirm Bald Eagle Rendezvous.

Old Business
– Best Small Town Celebration – Saturday May 6th, 2017 4p-6p while supplies last. Send out notice to school district.
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve food for the best small town celebration for 300; including hot dogs, chips, ice cream from Oakley Creek Catering and Cookies from Aunt Netters and rental of the large bounce house 15×15 with slide. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Motion approved 4 yeas, 0 nays.
– Coach Brady spoke with Councilwoman Susie Hackathorn about having a key for the PRIDE building in the event of severe in-climate weather. Council discussed and isn’t opposed to it, but want to make sure Coach Brady understands that the only safe place inside the building is the hall way on the east side of the building. Council agreed to leave it up to Coach Brady if she wants a key or not. This brought up more discussion about available storm shelters for tornado warnings. Mary Jane Hoffer mentioned the Lecompton United Methodist Church basement is available with there is a Tornado warning. The council requested that the Clerk check with the Lecompton Mobile Lodge Trailer Park to see if they have a tornado shelter and what the capacity is. Audience member John Hackathorn mentioned that during the last storm incident, that during the Tornado warning the Lecompton sirens did not go off. Mayor said she would call County Commissioner Craig Weinaug, City Clerk will speak with Douglas County Emergency Management.
– Drive way issue at Frances Sanford’s home. Have Rance check it out to see if he can do anything about it.
– Reminder, Mayor Sandy Jacquot will be gone at the first council meeting in April

New Business

8:12 PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk