City Council Meeting Minutes April 16, 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 and Superintendent Rance Roberts. Lecompton residents and township members included John Hackathorn and visitor Chris Snyder.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the April 2nd, 2018 City council Meeting Minutes. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion with 1 correction.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Chris Snyder with Siemens energy & sustainability spoke with the City Council about energy and water conservation projects. He had been in to review the City’s utility cost to operate buildings, water plant and lagoon systems. At this time there isn’t much energy savings to be made; he thanked the council for letting him present and for the experience.

Rance –
– Passed water II exam
– Water main tap on Jones Street completed should be completed next Tuesday.

Lynley –
– Update on dogs within the community and mobile home park.
– Gail Tompkins refused both 1st class and Certified Return Receipt for invoice on property cleanup.

Old Business
– Council discussed additional leash law signage. Consensus of the council was yes to install 2 new signs. It was suggested to install 1 sign near the grade school and 1 sign at the west entrance of town near Marlene Hackathorn’s.
– Property owner of 520 E. 3rd street sent a letter to the City Office responding to the request for roof repairs. He requested some time to make the roof repairs. The council agreed to give him some time to make the repairs.

New Business
– Light on top of the water tower is out and needs replaced. The council suggested that we check with Randall Electric or Capital Electric about replacing the light. Maybe find an L.E.D replacement if possible.
– Municipal Court Clerk Book – council discussed the possibility of having a municipal court. They are still interested in exploring this idea. The council requested that 1 municipal court book be ordered so it may be reviewed.
– Complaint was called into the City regarding 130 E. Woodson and people possible living in the shed at that residence. The council requested a letter be sent to the residence there asking if they would come to the next meeting to find out what is going on. Also to make sure there is a zoning code violation before the next council meeting. The council discussed if there was someone in the community that might be able to help them if they were in need of some assistance. The pastor at the Methodist church was recommended.
– Summer budget for planter flowers: Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve $300 for flowers for the City Planters. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Flowers/plants at the Marquee sign in the park, the council discussed removing the roses and spikey bushes and replanting something that would be less obstructive. Consensus of the council was to for the Clerk and Superintendent to handle this and cost of plants could come out of the general fund.
– It was mentioned that the speed limit signs near the Elementary school on Whitfield are faded and need to be replaced.
– Discussion about increased Semi-Truck traffic on Woodson ave.
– John Hackathorn spoke with the council about grabbing some dirt with rock in it that has been stored and using it to level out the north end of his alley way, between Halderman and Elmore. Council thought that would be fine.

7:45PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk