October 15, 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 or township members included Lori Wilkins, Jamin Nally, and Justin Taylor

Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the City Council Meeting Minutes from October 1st , 2018 with one correction. Jimmy Wilkins 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

Jeff Heiman – Updated the council on our current municipal court codes. We do have some codes written for a municipal court if the council is interested in proceeding with the development of a municipal court. All provisions will need updated, and we will need to add provisions for payroll and then appoint a judge who will appoint a court clerk. Set court costs and fees. We will need to pass a charter ordinance to be able to set up court costs etc. After council discussed, they asked the City Clerk to poll other 3rd class city’s asking questions about: Average budget? Does the court pay for itself? Court costs? How much do they pay the court clerk? What is their arrangement with their judge? What fees to they have set? Who enforces their laws (do they have police officers or coordinate with another enforcement agency?)

Rance –
– Pressure switch failed at our Rural water district building, and we let 71,000 gal of rural water into our system, which overfilled our water tower and it ran over for a bit. The valve has been closed manually, and we are working on replacing the valve or the solenoid.

Lynley –
– Review Fall Newsletter reviewed – more edits were made. Council approved the newsletter pending corrections.
– Update: registration sticker for special vehicles have been ordered
– Update: City walking maps have been ordered and the winery was added to the list of businesses.

Old Business –
– 334 Clark street update: Danny’s demolition will be started demolition on today 10/15/2108

New Business –
– Electric service permit for Jimmy Wilkins permit 18-269 – for additional meter for his shop, but to have the meter located on his house. Tim McNish motioned to approve the permit. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
– Electric inspection permit for Justin Taylor permit 18-670 – 619 Whitfield 7C for electric connection. Susie Hackathorn motioned to approve the permit. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– November 15th, Douglas County E-Communities meeting will be held at the Lecompton Pride building from 3p-5p. The meeting will include a tour of the Pride Building, a visit to Aunt Netters Café and Empty Nesters, the Museums and Community Building as time permits. They are visiting because of the review the Journal World printed a few weeks back.
– Reminder: Car and trailers parked between Volle’s and Allen Jacks, have Rance talk to the property owners about what their plans are, and off street parking for snow removal.
– Arron Frits asked Jimmy Wilkins to be the City of Lecompton representative for the South Lawrence Traffic way development meetings. Jimmy accepted, but wanted to make sure the council was okay with it. General consensus of the council is its fine.
– Tim McNish indicated that there was an old sign post on Seventh Street that needs to be removed. Near Vickie Well’s home. Also, there needs to be “all way” signs posted underneath the stop signs at grade school.
– Reminder: Douglas County Senior Resource Center will be at the PRIDE building on 11/14 from 9a-12p to assist with Medicare signup

7:58 PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Susie Hackathorn seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk