June 18th, 2018 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, Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. Lecompton residents and township members included: Troy & Vickie Clark, John Hackathorn, Paul Bahnmaier and Ashley Meyers with Lawrence Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Committee.

Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the June 4th, 2018 City council Meeting Minutes. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Ashley Meyers with Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Committee brought in information regarding the 2040 transportation plan. She talked about the future improvements for all modes of transportation in Lawrence and Douglas County. The next focus of improvements is in cycle paths for Bi-cyclists. There is a survey available; they are hoping to have around 300 responses.

Burton Fourdine was on the agenda to talk with the council about picking up scrap, but was not present for the meeting.

Building permit #18-266 the council reviewed the application and the architect plans for Empty Nesters Winery. Further discussion of the sewer system occurred. It was decided that the sewer from Aunt Netters Café that is routed through the winery building must be moved Per City Ordinance all building, homes, businesses must have their own sewer connection. The council asked that the City Clerk send a letter to Mrs. LaCava requesting the sewer line be moved, and also contact her by phone.
Tim McNish motioned to approve building permit # 18-266 Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
• Building permit was approved – next step is for it to go to the Douglas County Zoning for plan review. The council discussed concern over the time structure over the review process and compliance, and also discussed the agreement between Douglas County Zoning and Lecompton that has not yet been executed. City Attorney Jeff Heiman will work on a draft of the agreement.
Paul Bahnmaier approached the City Council requesting help to move some gravestones that are located at the old rock quarry. They will be relocated to the Maple Grove Cemetery West of town.
Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the City Superintendent may assist Paul Bahnmaier and the Lecompton Historical Society in relocating those headstones. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

John Hackathorn – asked the Council if anything further had come of the vicious dog situation where 2 pit-bull dogs allegedly attacked and killed his family’s Pony. Without having a municipal court, the City’s hands are tied, there isn’t much recourse at this time. We had a good turnout for the vet clinic for dog registrations and vaccinations. We have had a few people from the mobile home park contact the city office and register their dogs. We have had a few Pitbull owners come forward with proof of insurance/vaccination records/and register their dogs. We have a few people that were reported as Pitbull owners that have not registered them or shown proof of insurance. The City Council asked that these individuals receive a 2nd letter.

The council also would like to continue the discussion of a municipal court – and requested that be put on the next agenda.

Rance –
– Estimate for concrete work for Pride building picnic table pad – they have a minimum of 3 yards – so a 3 yard pour is roughly $400.

Lynley –
– Bid for water tower light bulb replacement came in from Capital Electric at $2475.00 The Council decided not to proceed with the light bulb replacement at this time. To consider having it replaced during our next tower inspection and possibly replace with L.E.D’s and not just filament bulbs.
Old Business
– 520 E. 3rd St. the property owner stopped back in and requested a little more time to work towards repairing the small section of roof. The truck he was been waiting on he finally got back, and then the motor blew up. He asked to have an extension until the 2nd week of July. The general consensus of the council was that he could be granted an extension until then, and they appreciate him communicating with the City Office.
New Business
– City Park tree maintenance discussion. A tree limb had fallen out of the large elm that stands next to the merry-go-round. The limb fell on the merry-go-round, thankfully no children were playing on it. We had tree trimming done a couple years ago. Look into contacting Browns tree service and another arborist for their opinion on what kind of tree maintenance we should be doing and get an estimate.
– Jim Long – City accountant needed more time to work on 2019 budget. He wanted to know if the council would either hold a special meeting or felt comfortable reviewing budget at next regularly scheduled meeting. Consensus of the council was to wait until next regular meeting. They discussed possible rate increases and decided they do not want to include that in the 2019 budget.

8:29PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk