July 2, 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 and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. Council Members Jimmy Wilkins and Susie Hackathorn were absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, Superintendent Rance Roberts and city Attorney Jeff Heiman. Lecompton residents and township members included Paul Bahnmaier and City Accountant Jim Long.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the June 16th, 2018 City council Meeting Minutes. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 3 yeas, 0 nays

Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills before the council. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 3 yeas, 0 nays

Jim Long – 2019 Budget review. The council reviewed the funds and budget authority. Tim McNish motioned to approve the budget as presented and set the budget hearing for August 6, 2018 at 6:55pm. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion approved 3 yeas, 0 nays.

Paul Bahnmaier – Thanked the City Council for the Thank you card & $50 gift card. Paul also presented an article from the L.A. Times that had a picture of our Lecompton City Hall. The article was about Kris Kobach. Paul also mentioned that the tourism director of Kansas will be sitting down with Ginny Chinn (director of State Historical Society) to discuss our state historical sites.

Mayor Sandy Jacquot opened the show cause hearing – there was no one present to speak on the case – City attorney Jeff Heiman reviewed the findings from the reports provided from the inspection by the Douglas County Zoning and Codes office. The addresses inspected included 334 Clark unit “A” and “D”. Unit “A” was vacant at the time of inspection, so only the exterior conditions were reviewed. The unit has had the electricity and water disconnected. Unit “D” had tenants that requested the interior be inspected. The findings proved that there were many electrical and plumbing issues that indicated the home was not proper for human habitability. The owner and care taker of the properties has shown no willingness to respond or contact the City office to address the property issues.
Elsie Middleton motioned to find that 334 Clark St. Units “A” & “D” are dangerous structures under our City Codes and that the owner or care taker need to commence repairing or removing structures by August 31st, 2018. Tim McNish seconded the motion
Motion approved 3 yea, 0 nay.
Mayor Sandy Jacquot closed the show cause hearing

– KRWA sent a letter regarding the algae growth in lagoons. The barley straw has been working, but we are seeing some new growth. We will be ordering more barley straw to treat. In the letter KRWA recommended cleaning out Lagoon Cell 1 because it is roughly 40% full. The council asked that Rance invite a representative from KRWA to the next council meeting to discuss the process and what we need to do next.
– Skid Loader has been having issues; the oil smells like it is burnt even after it has been changed. General consensus of the council is to take it to the shop to have it looked at and repaired.
Lynley –
– Review Browns tree maintenance bid – Council requested more information regarding a split tree on the East side of the park. Council also requested a couple more bids for the same type of work.
– Review bids from Alpha roofing – council thought the bid was very through – wanted to make sure Alpha is a reputable company. The bid will be taken to the next PRIDE meeting to see what kind of cost sharing the PRIDE committee may be able to provide.
– Pittsburg tank and tower contacted the city to see if we were in need of any work, we will be due for an inspection next summer. Pittsburg Tank and Tower went ahead and submitted a bid for robotic inspection of our water tower and replacement of the 2 lightbulbs at the top of the tower. General consensus of the council is to wait until next year when our inspection is due to take care of both needs.
– Reviewed Dan Rockhills bid for door replacements at the community building. The council asked that we send Dan a thank you for coming out and looking at the doors, but at this time we will have to keep the doors on the “to do” list.

Old Business
– The council asked that Golf Cart Ordinance and Speed bumps be put on the next agenda when we have a full council present.
– Regarding the insurance claim for damages to Roy Paslays property from the tree that fell in the alley. Nick with McCord associates called, and indicated that the City was not negligent for the tree falling and the claim would most likely be denied, but if we would like to look into being reimbursed for the tree clean up, then we could proceed with that. The council asked the City Attorney to investigate the matter further.
New Business
– Council reviewed and acknowledged receiving a letter via email from Justice Matters.
– Mayor Sandy Jacquot appointed Wayne Riley as the City’s representative on the Douglas County Emergency Management board. Elsie Middleton motioned to approve of Mayor Jacquot’s appointment; Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
– The East Doors and the 3rd floor fire escape were repaired – completed and paid on 7/2
– Douglas County Zoning and Codes provided some suggestions on changing up our City Building Permit. The council reviewed the change suggestions, the council felt we do not need to change our form, but is open to adding any information necessary to make their review process easier. This should be a next agenda item.
– Discussion regarding a tractor trailer accident at N. 1800rd and I-70. The Mayor did send an email to our County Commissioner Michelle Derusseau. The Council discussed sending a letter from the City to KDOT suggesting the installation of rumble strips and a flashing light on the stop sign.
Motion passed 3 yeas, 0 nays

8:38PM –Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 3 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk