September 4, 2018 City Council Meeting Minutes


7:00 P.M. Sandra Jacquot brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer, Jimmy Wilkins, Elsie Middleton and Susie Hackathorn 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 Paul Bahnmaier.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the City Council Meeting Minutes from August 6th and August 20th 2018 with one small correction. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bills before the council. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Rance –
– KDHE responded to the question of if they approve of using bacterial enzymes (as suggested by Heartland Environmental). The response from KDHE is the use of these enzymes is fine, they just haven’t found them to be particularly effective. Currently with the use of the barley straw our waste water numbers are within compliance of our permit. Council decided to hold off using enzymes at this time, monitor our reports and see if the numbers go up and then re-look at using this company.
– Chip n’ seal update estimated finish date is 9/15 – might be a little rain delay. Will be working to cut back trees and doing ditch work on 5th St. Jones St. will be a 1 day project. Seal 1st time, put rock on it – roll it – 2nd chip n’ seal application. Dig safe has been called for Jones St. Rance has tried to contact AT&T that road work and ditch repairs will be occurring and requested lines be moved. No return phone calls.

Lynley –
– No new updates

Old Business –
– Golf cart ordinance no. 824 –Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve ordinance 824 allowing golf carts, mini-trucks and ATV’s to be operated on city streets. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Municipal court discussion: Council discussed next steps to start a municipal court. Will need standard traffic ordinance, personnel to fill the court, contact Sherriff dept. to see if they would deputize a deputy as our City Police Chief.
– Historical information sign: locations to post the sign were discussed. Elsie Middleton motioned to have the display hung on the West wall in the Community Building between the display cubby and the window. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 3 yeas, 2 nays.
– Paul Bahnmaier stated that politicians were going door to door, and asked that if anyone spoke to the politicians to stress that constitution hall needs to be maintained as it is.

New Business –
– PRIDE building bathroom remodel – toilets 4 have been installed 4 left to install, council suggested working with Kathy Paslay regarding replacing the urinals and going from there.
– 334 Clark – Pat Ragan/mobile home community – Owner Gail Tompkins and care taker Pat Ragan had until August 31st to start making repairs to the homes located on lot “A” & “D” no action has been started by either. The council reviewed two bids for demolition by Danny’s Demolition and Dave Kellum. After discussing, Jimmy Wilkins motioned to go with Dave Kellums bid for demolition of both trailers as long as Mr. Kellum shows proof of insurance and agrees to signing a contract for work drawn up by the City Attorney. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 Nays.
– Douglas County Emergency Management requested that the City of Lecompton consider making a donation to the emergency preparedness kits that they provide for 4th graders. This year they will not being making it around to Perry Lecompton. The City Council decided to take no action at this time.
– Elsie Middleton provided an E-Community update: October/November meeting in Lecompton at the PRIDE building. After adjourning that meeting the group wants to visit Aunt Netters and Empty Nester’s because they have funding through E-Communities. They may also like to tour the community building to see the space.
– Jimmy Wilkins noted he will not be at the next City Council meeting
– Sandy Jacquot mentioned that September 20th the Douglas County Health Foundation is holding a forum in Lecompton at the Community Building to hear from people regarding access to healthy food. It will be Thursday Sept. 20th at 6:30pm. It would be great if you can try to make it.

8:14 PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk