April 17, 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, Jimmy Wilkins, 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. There were no residents or township members.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the April 3, 2017 minutes. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion. One correction regarding the motion passing the donation for the Summer Foods program was 4 yeas, 1nay.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

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

Karmell Thacker –Approached the council about a donation to Territorial Days. Presented an outline of how much expenses are and how much the festivities bring in. Karmell also mentioned they will need water for the water ride, will probably need to take meter reading before/after the days use.
Susie Hackathorn motioned to donate $1500.00 to Territorial Days. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Rance –
– Mobile Home sign – concern over cost of repair vs. purchasing new, after reviewing, it will be more expensive to purchase a replacement.
– Issue with aggressive dog visiting Kroegers, council suggested setting up a dog trap.
– Resident George Mathews came into the office to look into utilities under the former green house at the PRIDE building. Bill Smith might know. PRIDE group is looking to take rock out and make more level.

Lynley –
– No updates

Old Business
– Rented bounce house for City Celebration May 6th, would the council want Sunflower rentals to deliver/pick up for extra fee?
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to have sunflower rentals deliver and pick-up the bounce house for the celebration on May 6th for an extra fee. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Lift station on 2nd street –Reviewed bids from Haynes for refurbished vs. new grinder pump.
Jimmy Wilkins motioned to replace the grinder pump lift station on 2nd street with a new one from Haynes. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Additionally, we will wait to hear from Farmer excavating and Haynes on a bid to replace the entire basin. City Clerk will call City Accountant Jim Long to check about transferring money from General Fund to Sewer fund for cost of replacement basin if needed.
– PRIDE requested an additional 90gal trash container – general consensus of the council is to go ahead.
– Review zoning ordinance for storm shelters for trailer park – Ordinance says they have to have them but does set a requirement for capacity. Also noted that the zoning use follows the property and not the owner.
– Reviewed electric upgrades for City Electric poles for Territorial Days, 3 requests for bids from Danielsan Electric, Lynn Electric, and Superior Electric. Only one bid was returned from Lynn Electric. City reviewed the bid. The Council decided that the pole panels should be looked at again, and the service upgrades would maybe be rearranged. Councilman Jimmy Wilkins volunteered to re-evaluate the panel and make the improvements before May 15th.
– Reviewed yard nuisances and discussion about condemning structures. It was discussed that condemning a home is expensive, and if it is to be pursued then it needs to be seen to the end. The home at 410 E. Woodson belonging to Belinda Janes has been of concern, council requested a sterner letter be sent regarding front porch falling, holes in siding, possible whole roof and concern with water running out the basement windows when it rains. Have it be stated that the structure could be viewed as dangerous or unfit and the City Council could have it be torn down.

New Business
– Flower budget allowance for planters/City Park. Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve $350 for flowers, Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yay, 0 nays

8:12 PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk