May 1, 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 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 Emily Peters, Chris Tilden, Jamin Nally and Jennifer Smith.

After preview of the minutes the Mayor tabled the approval of the minutes from April 17th until the next May City Council meeting.

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

Chris Tilden with Lawrence Douglas County Health Department provided a proclamation for May 2017 being Bicycle to work/School month. He also discussed the health benefits from riding a bicycle and exercise. Mayor Sandy Jacquot signed the proclamation for May 2017.

Jennifer Smith talked with the council with concerns regarding drainage on Woodson and erosion control. After review of photos Jennifer provided the council discussed what could maybe be done. The Council asked Rance to contact Douglas County Public Works/Street Department to see if they would assist in cleaning out ditches and provide suggestions or help with erosion control.

Yard nuisances were reviewed: Belinda Janes has received 2 letters, she called before the meeting and informed the City Clerk that she is working at least on having the roof on the home repaired. She already has the supplies purchased and is waiting on the contractor and better weather. Jeff Morris received 1 letter so far, he called into the City office also, he indicated that he would have the roof repaired/patched by the end of this week and would he hauling in a track hoe to remove the outhouse and rock building on the property that has started to collapse. Dustin Gruver and Dennis Hatcher had both only received 1 letter. It was reported that Dustin Gruver’s property may be looking better and some things were hauled off. Dennis Hatcher’s property had not seen any improvements. It was brought forth to the Council that Dennis is not physically capable to do the cleanup work. It was suggested that another yard nuisance letter be sent to Dennis and possibly his son who is helping care for the property.
– Planning Commission update provided by Jamin Nally, after the special meeting the general consensus of the planning commission is that the Gustin’s should continue with the application to change the zoning at 1000 E. Woodson. The City Clerk noted that the process does not indicate cost of application, and the council agreed that it should at least cover the cost of publication of the required public hearing to the Lawrence Journal World.

Jeff Heiman –
– Provided some insight and discussion during review of the yard nuisances, but had no other updates.

Rance –
– Wastewater certification preparatory classes will be 5/3-5/4 in Ft. Scott. He will be staying one night over in Ft. Scott.
– Bulletin Board for the Lecompton Mobile Home Park should be able to be put up on 5/2
– Part time Superintendent Jessica Dark indicated she will no longer be able to work for the City. But said she would stay on until Territorial Days at the latest.
– Started working on the Community Building display cabinet
– Wastewater exam is May 18th in McPherson.

Lynley –
– Last CD at Central Bank is renewing on 5/6 – Will take out on 5/8 and put in new CD at Peoples Bank.
– Best small town celebration is Saturday 4P-6P: Sunflower rental is dropping off and picking up bounce house.
– Vet clinic is Friday May 12th from 6:30-8p at City Park.
– May 17th plan to call Douglas County Zoning for inspections for Electric poles for Territorial Days.

Old Business
– Discussed water source options and repayment options for water ride at territorial days
New Business
– Territorial Days Fun Services review contract and payment: It was suggested that line 5 of lease and liability be removed. Make sure Fun Services lists the City of Lecompton as an additional insured.
Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the deposit payment and contract contingent on City Attorney Jeff Heiman’s review. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Mayor Sandy Jacquot visited with Paul Bahnmaier about the river road/electric company. Paul asked if the Mayor would send a letter to the Township advising them not to post-sign the contract from the electric company. After some discussion, the general consensus of the council was to not get involved.

7:58 PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk