January 7th, 2019 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 were present at roll call. Elsie Middleton was planning on attending but planning on being late. Council woman Susie Hackathorn was absent. Elsie Middleton arrived at 7:02PM. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. There were no residents or township members attending.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the December 17, 2018 City Council Meeting Minutes, Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 3 yeas, 0 nays

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

Jeff Heiman
– Discussed the Inland Waste contract, working on an updates/revision. Will have questions for the City Clerk throughout the week, but should have something soon.
Rance –
– No updates
Lynley –
– No updates

Old Business

– City council discussed the City limit signs. Bob Treanor is going to work up design and estimates. The council also suggested to get additional bids from Schurle signs and National Signs. The council also suggested to check on Territorial Day dates.
– The city council discussed paying out some of Rance’s comp time.
Jimmy Wilkins motioned to pay out ½ of Rance’s accrued comp time. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yays /0 nays

New Business
– Interstate Elevator contract is up for renewal, the price of annual inspection and service went up $48.24 for a total of $1013.11. Still cheaper than other companies we have looked at before. Tim McNish motioned to renew the contract with Interstate Elevator for the new price. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays
– Discussed updating the cereal malt beverage ordinance. Jeff will be reviewing. We have an example from the League.
– Community Development Block Grant will have 20 million dollars for the next grant cycle for community swimming pools. The grant will pay up to 50% of the development of a new swimming pool. The grant will be released on January 21st and applications will be taken through the 2nd week of March. The council discussed thoughts on a swimming pool. At this time they are not interested in pursuing the pool.
– Lot split for the large Leslie family section was approved by the planning commission and filed with the register of deeds office.
– Kevin and Carmela Huston’s dog broke through their fence and came into the neighbors yard, while the neighbors had company and their dog playing in their back yard. Dogs and humans made it into the home, but there was some concern that the dogs might attach the kids or their dogs. The City council discussed the situation and expressed concern about the demeanor of the dog. The council asked a letter be sent that asks the Huston’s to repair the fence in a manner that adequately contains the dog. To include in the letter that the dog needs to be registered with the city and they council would like an update on the actions.
– The Kelley’s called with a complaint about a neighbor who lets their dog out, and the dog gets into everyone’s trash on the black and drags is out and around on the street making a big mess. The council asked that the dog owners at 449 Boone St. be sent a nuisance letter.
– Elsie shared that 2500 visitors attended at the museum to see the trees since October.
The Historical Society has 3 stuffed snowmen that they no longer have room for. If the City is interested, they would give them to the City for use at the Santa Visit/Park lighting event. At this time the City doesn’t have anywhere to store them adequately.
– Mayor Sandy Jacquot is meeting with our State Legislators and Historical Society members to discuss certain topics. One will be the oath of office being taken for new officials on the 2nd Monday of the month. Another is regarding the Tax lid. Mayor Sandy asked if there was anything else the council would like her to discuss, and no one had any additions at the time.

7:39PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk