December 17th, 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, and Elsie Middleton were present at roll call. Council member Susie Hackathorn was absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. Public audience at the meeting included Benton Peugh.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the City Council Meeting Minutes from December 3rd, 2018 Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the bills before the council. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

City attorney Jeff Heiman discussed the Inland waste contract with the council and thoughts on the extension. The council discussed rates and the clerk possibly taking on the responsibility of billing and collecting payments for cart rentals. The council is okay to continue the agreement and agreeable to the rate increase after one year. They asked that City attorney Jeff Heiman draft the contract. The council would rather not have the clerk take over billing/collecting payments on cart rentals. Once contract is drafted, present it to Inland waste for approval.

Benton Peugh is looking to purchase the remaining lots of the South-crest Subdivision which equals about 10 acres. His purchase is contingent on the ability of the plat and road right of way being vacated. The city codes require the property owner to apply for vacation of plat’s so it would currently be up to the owner to vacate the plat. The application has to first be filed with the planning commission, City attorney Jeff Heiman will work with City Clerk to get things started.

Rance –
– Suggested that the lift station on 2nd Street should have hour meters on them. KDHE requires them, and we do not have any on that station. Council agreed that Rance should speak with Haynes/E1 to see about installing hour meters on the lift station. KDHE also requires that we have a backup pump on the shelf in the event that we ever had one fail. Council agreed that we should have one on the shelf for a backup in case a pump should fail.
Lynley –
– Boundary changes for Leslie Property – no new lots were created, city reviewed new surveys.
– KDHE survey inspection letter. The Council reviewed the letter and discussed the response. The City Clerk will reply before the 29th of December.
– Update on 344 Clark St. the property has sold to a new owner, Bryce Visser. As part of the sale, the title company sent a check to the City reimbursing for expenses incurred for demolition of 2 trailer houses and mowing from July-September.
Old Business –
– Douglas County Public Works reached out to the City regarding the city limit signs on the North and West side of town. The signs are in fair condition and need to be replaced. They also need to be installed on break away poles. The county will replace the poles, but thought maybe the City would think about replacing the signs. Bob Trainer possibly created the signs. It was suggested that we speak with Paul Bahnmaier to find out for sure.
– Council reviewed the water-main extension proposals from Fifth Street to Woodson. The council and the superintendent discussed other options and the option to bore under Woodson Ave. The council agreed that this is an option we should look into and obtain bids for.
– Bank Midwest CD is up for renewal, the council reviewed the interest to be earned and the balance.

New Business –
– Consider donating the remaining candy canes from Santa/Park lighting event to the Lecompton United Methodist Church. Council agreed
– City Accountant suggested the following year end transfer. $20,000 from water fund to capital improvement fund. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to move $50,000 from the water fund to the capital improvement fund and $20,000 from the general fund to the Equipment reserve fund. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays
– Council asked if the City had been billed for the chip n’seal project from Douglas County Public Works. We have not and will be contacted Nolan Packard with Douglas County to get the bill.
– Council woman Elsie Middleton asked if the City ever sends “Thank you” letters or cards, which we have. Recommended sending one to the Volle family for have the wrecked car removed.
– Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to reimburse Councilman Jimmy Wilkins for gift cards purchases for cards for the City Employees. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yay, 0 nay

8:12 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk