April 3, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes


7:00 P.M. Council President Jimmy Wilkins brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer, Susie Hackathorn were present at roll call. Council Member Elsie Middleton arrived at 7:03pm. Mayor Sandy Jacquot was absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. Residents or township members included Jenn Preston, Amy and Chad Gustin.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the March 20th, 2017 minutes with one correction, to change start time for best town celebration from 3pm to 4pm. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the bills before the council. Tim McNish seconded the motion. It was asked that the percentage used for the budget authority be checked on the month end reports and corrected if needed.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Susie Hackathorn motioned to move $150,000.00 from checking to money market account. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Jenn Preston asked permission from the City Council to put out pinwheels in the park flowerbed for Child abuse awareness prevention month. The City Council also had a proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yays/0 nays

Jeff Heiman – Chad and Amy Gustin were present to discuss R1 zoning rules for property they purchased (1000 E. Woodson) They are interested in putting up a building to use recreationally, store personal things, have family gatherings etc…they already have a home in Lawrence, and are not looking to build a home in Lecompton. After some discussion the Council directed them to the Planning Commission, and suggested looking into the best options which may include changing the zoning of the property to a different zoning district.

Rance –

Lynley –
– Updated council on mobile lodge tornado shelter – council requested looking into shelter provisions. Also – review the grandfather clause. The ownership has changed twice, council was thinking that the property would have to be brought up to current codes.
– Tree in alley update – said to call Westar again, may try Cox – and try AT&T again about moving lines for road repairs on Jones street
– Tornado siren update – Contacted Jillian Michaels with Douglas County Emergency Management – she stated that Lecompton/Douglas County was not in a Tornado warning during the severe weather event at the beginning of March, that is why the tornado siren was not activated. She stated the sirens are tested daily around 9:30am, through radio signal, to ensure they work.

Old Business
– 2nd street lift station at Quigleys – some concern was the possibility of the repair costing in upwards of $25,000 which is 1/3 of what is in the sewer fund. The council requested that the City Accountant be contacted to see if money can be transferred and what we can spend out of the sewer fund. It was also mentioned that we should try to get one more quote for comparison.
Susie Hackathorn motioned to hold off on work for the lift station on 2nd street until finances can be double checked. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Motioned passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Discussed properties that have been sent property cleanup letters. It was noted the old Bill Roberts place had a portion of a stone wall ice house fall in. It was requested that the current property owner be sent a letter expressing concern for safety and that some attention to cleaning up the property be made.

New Business
– Rance/Lynley going to lead/copper class in Olathe on Wednesday. Jess will cover the office at least from 8:30-12:30PM
– Summer Foods program will be happening again this summer for June/July on Wed/Fri. Last year the City donated $300 to help support the program. Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve donating $300 towards the summer foods program. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion approved 4yeas, 1nays
– Mary Jane Hoffer provided an update to the City Council on the annual waste management meeting she attended.

8:03 PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk