City Council Meeting Minutes November 6th, 2017


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 Jimmy Wilkins, 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 Phil Hart, Deanna Posik, Troy & Vicki Clark, George & Rita Mathews, Jamin Nally, Kevin Confer, Mark Tunstall.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the October 16, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes with one correction, to correct Tim McNish’s name. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills before the council. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. The council requested the Sam’s Club membership be cancelled.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

– Phil Hart was present to talk to the City Council on behalf of school district 343. There was an outdoor water hydrant that was turned and left on. Someone broke off the lock and turned on the hydrant without anyone being aware. Elsie Middleton motioned to apply the RWD rate to help reduce the cost of the water used. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

– Deanna Posik brought home plans in for the council’s review. She wanted to make sure the home met the zoning guidelines before she ordered her home. The width of the house is 23.4 feet, with a pitched roof, shingles, and vinyl siding. It will be over 600 sq. feet. The council agreed that it met the minimum requirements set by our zoning code.

Jeff Heiman
– Nuisance properties update: regarding enforcement of codes: May look into changing the ordinance to allow notification by 1st class mailings as well as publishing in local newspaper.
o Ragan 344 Clark – waiting on official notice of certification of nuisance. Another letter mailed to a new address was sent on 11/7/2017
o Janes 410 E. Woodson – received letter on 10/26/2017 – Tuesday 11/7/2017 is final day to request a hearing in front of the council. No further action can be taken for 45 days (12/11/2017) if the Janes do not further improve the condition of the home, the council discussed what actions would be taken next. What does the council want to do? Re-siding house? Salvage or remove porch? Have someone look at it? Expense would be applied to property tax rolls. Would we need a warrant in the event of no-consent to property improvements? Council agreed that a follow up letter be sent stating the order is enforceable and in full effect.
Rance –
– Salt Brine Tank – it’s cleaned out, found the burn hole. Trying to schedule repair work, but plas-tanks indicated it would be at least 3-4 weeks out. Also, City should be prepared to cover expense of repairman’s travel, food, and repair work itself.
– Bids for mini excavator – Murphy tractor provided bids on John Deere products and Victor Phillips provided bids on Case products. The council discussed which route they were most interested in taking. Council indicated the purchase of equipment will be through an authorized dealer and asked Rance to demo each brand before we make a decision.
Lynley –
– Jayhawk utility software – annual software assurance renewal. Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve renewing the software maintenance contract with Jayhawk. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Old Business
– Water meters for downtown businesses – one bid was provided by Advance Plumbing Incorporated. The council discussed the work and the options, and whether or not they wanted to seek more bids. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the work as bid and described including alternate #1 by Advanced Plumbing Incorporated. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

– The Planning Commission recommended that there be a text amendment to include Farm Wineries as a permitted use in the Commercial District of Lecompton. Jeff Heiman will work on an Ordinance outlining that change and have it at the next council meeting.

– Sewer for businesses downtown. Our Ordinances indicate that each building/home that has water shall have its own sewer. It seems that some of the sewer lines may join into one. The Council asked that this matter be placed on the next agenda.

– Ice House Update

– Douglas County Emergency Management indicated the preparedness kits would be benefiting the PLES 2nd, 3rd & 4th graders. Susie Hackathorn motioned to donate $200 to help get supplies for the preparedness kits. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yes, 0 nays.

– Pride project in regards to creating the rock wall has been completed. What will be planted next or added to the improved space is yet to come.

New Business
– Elsie – more Ice house information was provided but the council still had questions. They requested that this subject be placed on the next agenda.
– Nex-Tech agreement – City Attorney Jeff Heiman had some suggested changes. The City Council agreed they would like the changes made to the agreement. Jeff said he would take the agreement, redline it and resubmit it for review.
– Mary Jane Hoffer provided an end of year update on the Summer Foods program.
– Tim McNish indicated that Mike Leming has contacted him several times regarding his roadside ditch, and it needing rocks. Tim was under the impression that Mike had been satisfied a while back with the amount of rock placed in his ditch. The council discussed the matter and indicated a letter should be sent to Mr. Leming stating that we fully understand his concerns regarding the ditch, and to please feel free to come to a council meeting to address his concerns.

8:50PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk