City Council Meeting Minutes April 2, 2018


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, Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. Lecompton residents and township members included Clayton Payne, Betsy Springer and John Hackathorn.

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the March 19, 2018 City council Meeting Minutes. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bills before the council. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Mayor signed proclamation for April fair housing month.

A.G. Insurance, municipal insurance renewal. Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the renewal of the City Municipal insurance through A.G. Insurance. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Clayton & Betsy Payne approached the council about waiting until the vaccination clinic to vaccinate and register their dogs. The council agreed to the extension, until May 4th, 2018

John Hackathorn spoke to the council about an incident over the weekend where 2 pit bull dogs attacked his family’s Shetland pony on their land and killed/mutilated the horse. One of the dogs was apprehended, and was micro-chipped, but the chip was not registered to anyone. The dogs viciously charged at John when he tried approaching his horse thinking he may be able to save the horse. Post incident, John drove through town and identified 9 pit bulls. The city was aware of 3. John would like to see the City push proof of incident insurance, require registration and microchipping and vaccinations. City attorney Jeff Heiman will look into other municipality pit-bull/vicious dog ordinances. The Council requested that the City Clerk send letters to those identified as dog / possible pit-bull owners that are not registered with the City. It was also requested that a letter be sent to the corporate office of the mobile lodge trailer park.

Jeff Heiman –
– Inspection agreement with Douglas county zoning, Jeff has been working with Sean Reid on this. Sean has been out of the office lately. The agreement is still in progress. This affects our timing with inspecting and pursuing the possible removal and demolition of a couple trailer homes at 344 Clark. St. Jeff will talk with Sean about expediting the inspection, and possibly performing before the agreement is done.
– No updates

Lynley –
– Reviewed invoice for Pat Ragan trailer park clean up, invoice was approved to be sent.
Old Business
– Letter sent to property owner of 520 E. 3rd St. regarding roof falling in. No reply at time of meeting.
– Jane’s property cleanup progress: Council asked that a Thank you letter be sent for all the work that has been done, but requesting that the piles of debris from demolition of front porch be removed.
New Business
– Trash cans on Woodson Ave. at Crystallyn Quigleys address. Can a letter be sent asking if trash cans can be taken away from road way, maybe stored by the house?
– Territorial Day: Zipline discussion – the committee is working with Westar to see if there is a better location for it. The contract was approved and provided to the committee in the event a good location is found.
Beer Garden inquiry for Territorial Day – council discussed with City Attorney about what it would take for the committee to even have a beer garden. There is a difference between lower alcohol content beer (CMB) and high alcohol content beer which is considered an alcoholic liquor. The more the council discussed the more they were not in favor of the beer garden. Mayor Jacquot said she would contact the committee and let them know.
– Mayor Jacquot brought up discussion regarding treasurer Mallonee’s pay rate and discussed a pay increase. Susie Hackathorn motioned to increase the treasurer’s pay3% Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. More discussion occurred; Susie Hackathorn withdrew her motion for a 3% pay increase.
Susie Hackathorn then motioned to increase the treasurers pay 5%, Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays.

8:24PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk