July 16, 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, Elsie Middleton, Jimmy Wilkins and Susie Hackathorn were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and Superintendent Rance Roberts. Lecompton residents and township members included Paul Bahnmaier, Greg Howard, Jeff Lamfers and Jamie Hatcher.

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

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

Paul Bahnmaier – discussed a newspaper article regarding K10 and future improvements. He asked if the City would consider sending a letter to KDOT, State Legislature and State Representatives. Paul also updated the Council regarding the Lecompton Historical Society website. Someone had hacked into it and put up very graphic images. The Historical Society is working on a grant from Freedom Frontier, which would provide funds so the website could be re-designed. The Grant requires 2- letters endorsing the project. The consensus of the council was to send a letter in support.

Jeff Lamfers was present to discuss the lagoon algae issues and solid sediment in the cell 1. Cell 1 has around 4ft. of sludge. Half of that is inorganic and will need to be removed. No necessarily immediately, but maybe within a year or two. He suggested to start setting funds aside now. Rough estimate of expected cost would be around $60,000.00. May look at sewer rate increase and speak with City accountant about moving funds into the sewer fund.

Rance – Elm tree in Pioneer Cemetery needs to be removed. Consensus of the council is to hire someone (get an estimate from Browns) to take the tree down to the ground, then Rance can cut up the firewood if he would like.

Lynley – no new updates

Old Business –
– Golf cart ordinance: the council requested to have example ordinances sent to them via email once again and include on next agenda.
– Speed bumps – get estimates on installation and possible rumble strips. Jimmy Wilkins will ask City of Lawrence road works division who installs them for the City.
– Update on claim for tree damage – Insurance adjuster said they were denying the claim to pay for damages to the building on Paslay’s property but would check on paying out for the tree removal.
– The council discussed the bid for the PRIDE building roof from Omega roofing. Greg Howard representing the PRIDE committee stated they are willing to donate $8000 towards the project to protect the building and all the improvements. Greg further updated the council on the projects PRIDE is working on such as the first floor bathrooms: paint and new toilets, installing and outdoor picnic table. Jimmy motioned to proceed with bid option #2 and to include the new roof hatch and to only accept $5000.00 towards the project from the PRIDE group. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Resolution 302 for 334 Clark Street properties. Tim McNish motioned to approve Resolution 302 Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
– 520 E. 3rd street – repairs to the roof at the house should have started – council appreciates the updates.

New Business –
– Building permit extension for 305 E. Seventh: Susie Hackathorn motioned to extend the building permit for another 90 days. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Mary Jane Hoffer provided an update from the Douglas County waste management meeting. Douglas County Hazardous waste is available Tues-Friday 10a-1p. Mary Jane spoke of grants provided by KDHE that other entities have used for plastic bags to carry recycling in for the elderly. These bags have pictures of what do with 1-time use plastics.
– AT&T sent a claim for damages to a phone line that was damaged during a water line repair on Jones St. Dig safe was called to mark utilities before repairs were made, and called a second time for emergency marking. The line damaged was not marked. The council requested the matter be placed on the next agenda.
– Graffiti was marked on the pavilion roof canopy and wood tables, it has been removed. Speak with Jeff regarding the use of surveillance in the City Park.

8:17PM –Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 3 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk