December 18, 2017City 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 Wilkin and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. Council woman Susie Hackathorn 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 Deanna Posik, Donna Gowing, Troy & Vickie Clark and Jamin Nally

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the December 4, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes, Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills before the council. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. The council discussed issues with the downtown sidewalk project and decided to approve payment for the project, but hold sending the payment until the sidewalk grinding is completed. Jimmy Wilkins will contact Advanced Plumbing Inc. to let them know.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

– Building permit 17-261 for Deanna Posik was present for approval. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve building permit 17-261, Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays
– Building permit 17-262 for Amy & Chad Gustin was up for approval. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the building permit contingent on it meeting the 2003 building codes. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Jeff Heiman
– Nuisance property reviews:
o 344 Clark – Ragan trailer park: No improvements, the council requested the City Attorney draft a resolution to proceed with abatement of the nuisance, and to request bids for cleanup.
o 410 E. Woodson – Janes: Reviewed photos, obvious improvements have been made, council decided to take no action at this time.
o 415 Whitfield – Penny: removed the tree and the front porch – City Council is satisfied with the prompt action at this time.
Rance –
– Trailer to haul excavator and skid loader – reviewed 6 bids. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bid from Jim’s Trailer Sales for $5295.00 Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays
– Discussed water main extension along Eisenhower – consensus of the council is to talk with Douglas County Public Works and figure out what the road right of way is, find out what permits need applied for and what other planning is needed to proceed.

Lynley –
– Business achievement award ideas – presented thoughts on the City or our entrepreneurship group awarding or recognizing the top business women in Lecompton, or lift time business achievement or other similar ideas. The council though it was a good idea, but expressed some concerns. Will think about and comment on sometime at a future meeting.

– Christmas light contest winners: We had 3 entrants, the judges awarded as the following: 1st – Yvonne Tunstall 2nd – Donna Gowing 3rd Folks Family.

Old Business

– Rance found the manhole cover, it is a clean out – still working to determine where the lines run from the commercial building. Rance will call dig safe to have utilities marked, and then dig approximately 2 feet further north of where the manhole cover was dug up to see if the sewer line is extended further north.
– Update of Mayor’s meeting with Sean Reid, the Director at Douglas County Zoning and Codes. He provided a copy of an agreement that was not officially signed between Douglas County and the City of Lecompton. Both parties agree that the continued relationship would like to be continued. Overall it was a good meeting.

New Business
– Elsie brought discussion about the Heritage Council Grant for 2018. Thoughts for improvement for our Community Building include repairing the steps on the East side of the building, possibly adding equipment that could be used such as an LCD projector, a Lap Top with DVD player and an in ceiling drop down white screen. Another idea, possibly replacing the heavy wood doors on the South and East sides of the building.
– Elsie Middleton motioned to approve reimbursing Jimmy Wilkins for the gift-cards presented to the City Employees. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
– It was mentioned that a letter maybe should be sent to the pollards regarding the accumulation of junk on the South side of 2nd street. Casey Pollard had mentioned back in September about moving some old campers to the North side of his property to be torn apart and hauled in for scrap. There is a 5th wheel, a box truck, a pontoon and other things that need cleaned up. It was asked that the super intendent check on this, and if it is on the Pollards property send an in kind letter requesting cleanup of these things.

8:23PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk