City Council Meeting Minutes April 15, 2019


7:00 P.M. Council President Jimmy Wilkins brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Mary Jane Hoffer, Tim McNish, Elsie Middleton and Stephanie Confer were present at roll call. Mayor Sandy Jacquot was absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Superintendent Rance Roberts. Residents or township members attending included: Marcus Geist with HTNB, Aaron Frits with KDOT, Tim Rues, Frances Sanford, Peter and Lynda Berendsen, Bill Roe with Steve Watkins office, Ron and Karmell Thacker, Greg Burger, David and Margaret Fuston, J.B. Elliot, Karen Ice, Casey Quigley, Ed Daniels, Steve and Taryn Schraad, Carl and Mary Bahnmaier, Sam Goodwin, Wayne Riley, Christopher Porter, Rosalie Banks, James Banks, Jamin Nally, Toni Kalousek, Ron Benedick, Senator Marci Francisco, Lori Wilkins, Jamie Newman, Dennis Gowing, Janelle Caray, Virginia Wulfkule, Steve Sindt, Kathy Wakefield, Rita Mathews, William Gerdes, Lyle Fergus, Steve and Angie McClure, Charlene Winter, State Representative Mike Amyx, Benton Peugh, Joanna Long, Richard Wingfield, David Breigenbach, Kevin Confer, Marty Marsh, Alice Wren, Karla Meyer, John and Susie Hackathorn, Paul Bahnmaier and Frances Smith.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the meeting minutes for April 1st, 2019. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills before the City Council. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Aaron Frits with KDOT and Marcus Geist with HTB presented a review of the South Lawrence Traffic way project. The highway has more than doubled traffic loads. 20,000 vehicles travel the roadway daily. Generally when highways see a traffic flow of 6000-7000 the State starts thinking about making it 4-lane.
All the info reviewed at meeting is available online at www.SLT-KS.ORG you can email any questions or comments to info@SLT-KS.ORG the next meeting open for public comment and feedback will be May 1st at the Southwest Middle School in Lawrence from 5P-7P. Please come and ask questions and voice concerns.
Some improvements that are in process include installing a street light at Farmers and K/1O. Still working on rumble strips and pavement markings.

Possible options for improvements or changes of this leg and intersection of the highway include:
– Taking no action
– Transportation system Management/Transportation demand management
– Multimodal
– Build – add capacity expressway
– Build – add capacity freeway
– Build – add capacity tolled highway

At the end of the meeting Paul Bahnmair stood up and thanked KDOT and HTB for holding a semi public meeting in Lecompton. Thanks to Mike Amyx and Rep. from Steve Watkins office for coming out and to Marci Francisco for attending tonight’s meeting.

Council President Jimmy Wilkins Thanked everyone for coming, encouraged everyone to attend the meeting in May – asked that we pause the meeting for just a couple minutes so people may file out unless they wanted to stay for the remainder of City Business.

Rance Roberts –
– Replaced an aerator at the lagoons, took another one in to be rebuilt. Asked council about purchasing another one to have on the shelf as a back up. Council agreed yes we should have one.
– State Fire Marshall is coming out to inspect the back flow at the boiler in the PRIDE building. We know they the boiler needs repairs. If the boiler makes it through the inspection without being condemned, we will discuss repair and replacement options at the next meeting.
– It was asked if while we were making boiler repairs if we could have someone check the valves on the radiators that heat the rooms in the PRIDE building. Some rooms get really hot and others are cold. Didn’t know if some of the valves were broken and needed repaired?
– Working with Davin electric to get generator back installed for lift station on 2nd street and a quote for backup generator for the water plant.
– Need to have Lower heating and air come out and look at the Community Building Furnace. It won’t stay on to heat the building completely when necessary.

Lynley Sanford – no updates

New Business –
– Council reviewed a proclamation setting April as Child abuse prevention month. Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the proclamation. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
– Council reviewed a proclamation setting April as fair housing month. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the proclamation. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

8:05PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk