December 3rd, 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. Lecompton residents or township members included Brady Reimer with Inland Waste, Brooke Viola and Carmela Huston.

Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the City Council Meeting Minutes from November 19th, 2018 Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Brady Reimer with Inland waste discussed the contract rates and extension of the contract. Options discussed included a 4% increase for the remaining year. Or forego the increase and agree to extend the contract for 5 years, with the 4% increase beginning 1/1/2020. The council decided to have the City Attorney review the contract, make necessary changes (from S.M. Ball to Inland Waste) and then discuss and possibly approve at the next meeting.

Brooke Viola – has purchased property within the city limits and is interested in exploring her building options and temporary living options on the property within in the City limits. The council had several questions regarding her inquiry about temporary housing. What type of temporary housing is she looking at? Would it fall in line with our zoning code? What time frame is she looking at? What time limits are on temporary housing (6mo-1yr?) Does allowing temp housing need to go in front of the planning commission? Does the City Council have final say? The council asked City Clerk Lynley Sanford to check with City Attorney Jeff Heiman to review the information and then provide feedback at the next city council meeting.

Lynley –
– No updates

Old Business –
– The request to move the City Limits sign has been provided to Douglas County Public Works. Doug Stephens spoke with Keith and they agreed to move the city limit sign south to the location where the city has annexed on both sides of the road.

New Business –
– Building permit extension for Taylor Dietz – he requested 30 days. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve a 60 day extension; Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Council discussed cancelling one of the council meetings in January, it was decided that we would just keep all meeting dates for that month.
– Carmela Huston was present to discuss with the council the letter that she received regarding the report that she was renting out space in her garage as an apartment with no water/sewer connections.
Carmela informed the council that her daughter and her boyfriend were sleeping in there, they were utilizing the space as an extra bedroom. Her daughter is displaced from having her own residence at this time and she wanted a safe place for her daughter and grandson to stay. It is a temporary scenario, and they are planning on moving the daughter to a place sometime in January 2019. The council understand the circumstances and agreed that if the daughter would be moving out in January that they would allow it to continue until then.
– Kathleen Wallace was sent a letter regarding her dog that occasionally runs at large, barks and growls at our city employees while reading meters and sometimes barks/growls at people in the Kroeger apartments. Kathleen came in and registered her 2 dogs and provided proof of vaccine’s. She is trying to not let her larger dog get out.
– County Election results – Council members Mary Jane Hoffer and Jimmy Wilkins were re-elected and Stephanie Confer was written in with 32 write in’s for the vacant position formerly held by Susie Hackathorn.
– Reminder: Santa/park lighting is Saturday Dec. 8th @ 6:30p and Lane University will be open from 7p-9p for Christmas Tree display.
– Council discussed paying out remaining vacation time and comp time. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to pay out any remaining vacation time for both full time city employees. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays. Council discussed paying out comp time, and council agreed to wait until next meeting when Rance was attending to see how much time he has and what thinks about it.

8:00 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk