December 4, 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 Jimmy Wilkins, Susie Hackathorn and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Superintendent Rance Roberts. Residents or township members included Troy & Vickie Clark, Paul Bahnmaier, Frances Sanford, George & Rita Mathews, and Jamin Nally.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the November 20, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes, Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

– Frances Sanford approached the council regarding water drainage from the alley between Whitfield and Isacks that creates an issue in her driveway and the sidewalk. Paul Bahnmaier spoke on Frances’s behalf, stating that the curb stones in front of her home are not historic. The council discussed option, and thought maybe an attempt at blading the alley may help.

Rance –
– Salt Brine tank repairs completed – they did replace all 5 elements. In the future we may want to look into having a building built over the tank itself so we don’t have to continue to replace the elements in the future.
– Sidewalk project and water line/meter installation is completed. In some areas the sidewalk curbstones are taller, and the road in front of the curbstones needs some asphalt. The council asked that the City hold off paying the invoice for the water line project until Councilman Jimmy Wilkins has a chance to talk to Chuck Folks about issues regarding the sidewalk, for example, where areas of the sidewalk are taller than the curbstones
– Boiler in Pride building, Rance was asked to check into why it keeps shutting off. It’s believed that someone keeps turning the thermostat off in the Ft. Titus room, and it kicks the boiler off. The council recommended installing lock boxes over the thermostats in the Ft. Titus room and the thermostat in the main first floor hallway.
– Elsie Middleton mentioned that the fenced in area at the pride building that protects the Air-conditioning units has a lock that is not engaged hanging on the fence. Rance will take a look at it and make sure that it’s locked.
– New water meter at the PRIDE building, Rance mentioned that it was about the time of year that we would need to shut off the water for the hydrant there, he will coordinate a shut off time with George Mathews and provide George with a key to the meter lock as well.

Lynley –
– KRWA annual renewal 2018 approval – $200.90 Susie motioned to approve renewing the KRWA membership. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yea, 0 nay
– KMIT annual renewal 2018 approval – $1477.00 for workmans compensation Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve renewing the KMIT membership. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Councilwoman Susie Hackathorn asked that all membership renewals be made and added to the Record of Ordinance.

Old Business
– Nuisance properties:
o Ragan 344 Clark did pick up his certified return receipt letter – will be ready to take action at next council meeting
o Janes 410 E. Woodson – is making improvements. Has removed the porch and porch roof and started to rebuild.
o Chris Penny 415 Whitfield – Sent an in-kind letter – The Council asked that Rance does a drive by before the next meeting to see if progress has been improved. If not the council will take action at the next meeting.
– Sewer for businesses downtown – still a work in progress – put on next agenda.
– Pride flag project on the utility poles in Lecompton will be completed tomorrow (Tuesday)

New Business
– Dog issue on Jones Street – Council reviewed the letter and pictures provided by Shane Jones. The council asked that we send a letter to Winchester that includes a copy of the dog ordinance code. The council also asked if the clerk would check to see if both the Winchester and Jones’s dogs were registered with the City.
– Council discussed options for installing a bike rack to secure bicycles. Would the sidewalk be wide enough? – It is a 10’ wide sidewalk, and it is believed that there would be enough room for handicap access: wheelchairs and walkers. Will continue brainstorming ideas.
– State pride board will be meeting in Lecompton on Friday December 8th, 2017 at the old Lecompton Rural High School (Lecompton Community Pride Building). 10a-2p.
– Put information about Santa back on Facebook so Mary Jane can share.
– Jimmy Wilkins asked about employee remaining vacation time – council discussed and agreed remaining vacation could be paid out at the next payroll period on December 18th.

8:20PM – Susie Hackathorn motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk