City Council Meeting Minutes May 7, 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 Lenette Crummet, Jamie Hatcher & Paul Bahnmaier.

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the April 16th, 2018 City council Meeting Minutes. Mary Jane Hoffer 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

Paul Bahnmaier talked to the council regarding Kansas State historical sites. His concern was lack of promoting of the sites by the Kansas State Historical Society and how that affects revenue/income for the City and its businesses. There will be a Governors meeting on June 1st where this topic will be a discussion.

Jamie Hatcher spoke to the council about a letter he received where it was reported to the City that there may be people living in a shed. Jamie confirmed no one is living in the shed. He had done some remodeling to it, but no one was living in it.

Lenette Crummet – spoke to the council about living in an existing mobile home at 637 Whitfield, and building a new home behind it, and then removing the mobile home. The council discussed and didn’t see any reason why she couldn’t do that.

Jeff Heiman –
– Reviewed inspection report provided by Douglas County Zoning regarding property at 334 Clark D. Jeff presented options on how to proceed.
Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve preparing a resolution for a show cause hearing and for condemned signs to be posted on the entrances for 334 Clark D and for the City Clerk to contact the utility companies and request that services be disconnected because of concern for electrical fire or gas leak. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

– Reviewed salt bid provided by Douglas County. Jimmy motioned to approve the bid provided by Central Salt, LLC. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
5 yeas, 0 nays.
– There is a type of green algae covering lagoon cell 2 and it slowly creeping into cell 3. Jeff Lamfers with KRWA has been out to look at the lagoons and is not familiar with this type of algae. Rance will talk to Charlie Schwindamann during the training program in Mayetta, KS on Tuesday.
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve Rance purchasing whatever chemicals are necessary to kill off the Algae in the lagoons. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– VFD is installed in the water-plant and has been programmed. The second VFD has the screen out on it, so a replacement for the second unit has been ordered.

Lynley –
– Randall Electric is not interested in replacing the light at the top of the water tower.
– Sent 2 dogs letters since last meeting. First to Vickie Wells’s residence, their dog (allegedly a pit-bull) got out of their yard and jumped into the neighbors fenced in back yard and acted aggressively toward a teenage girl in the home. Second letter to Daryl Foster on Jones Street regarding the leash law ordinance for their dog that has been running around the neighborhood.

Old Business
– The owner of 520 E. 3rd St. contacted the City Office, letting us know that he made it back from New Mexico. He requested that he have until June 15th to make the repairs to the home. He thought he would have his truck back by then and be able to take care of the repairs.

– Water-main extension from 5th Street to Woodson. Council discussed scope of work for bids. Council suggested obtaining bids that include two options. Option one for excavation only and our superintendent installing the pipe and completing the work. Option two for the excavation crew to do the whole installation, purchasing of parts and everything.

– Sewer service behind businesses on Elmore; does the sewer extend to the north? We need to work on getting each business their individual sewer connection. The winery is getting to the point where they are going to be ready to make that connection so this needs to happen soon.

New Business
– Discussed a concern a resident had regarding Douglas County zoning inspection. The general consensus was to have the Mayor reach out to the director at Douglas county zoning.

– The speed limit signs on Whitfield are faded, the council asked they be replaced. Speed bumps and additional signs for children playing and speed limits signs were asked to be discussed at the next council meeting.

8:25PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk