City Council Meeting Minutes May 6th, 2019


7:00 P.M. Mayor Sandy Jacquot brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Mary Jane Hoffer, Tim McNish, Elsie Middleton, Jimmy Wilkins and Stephanie Confer were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. Residents or township members attending included Sam Goodwin; Karen Owen, Branson Spencer, Bryce and Shannon Visser, Randy Weldon, Benton Peugh and Bianca Storlazzi

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the meeting minutes for April 15th, 2019. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bills before the City Council. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Sam Goodwin Lecompton Fire Department Captain and Karen Owen a finance rep presented a 24 hour full time life insurance and retirement benefit opportunity for volunteer fire fighters who serve our community for a minimum of 10 years. The fire department views this as a good way to encourage individuals to volunteer. To start the program, state statute requires 15% of the premium to be paid from another source other than state funds. So the fire department is asking if the City would donate a portion of the premium.
Jimmy Wilkins motioned to pay of the premium to the Fire Department to start the retirement program. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Brandon Spencer with Ottawa Sanitation and Randy Weldon with HoneyCreek sanitation were present with information and rates regarding their trash services. The City Council reviewed each packet and asked that this item be placed on the next May agenda for further review.

Bryce Visser brought to the council plans to divide the property at 334 Clark Street. The City attorney will investigate to see if the special use is lost on the lot split. Then decide if a small plat or a formal plat are the procedure to follow.

Building permit no. 19-274 for Benton Peugh for new construction of a residential home. The council reviewed the permit and building plans. Tim McNish motioned to approve the building permit. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yays/0 nays

Rance Roberts –
– Bettis Asphalt – reviewed updated cost sheet
– Road salt bid sheet – reviewed Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the bid tabulation for road salt Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Council reviewed John Deer Skid Steer estimated cost and discussed trade in options vs. selling ours to the township. The council requested 2 more bids.
– Water tower inspection from Pittsburg Tank and Tower – Council reviewed and would like to see 1 or 2 more bids if possible. Rance suggested checking with Jim Jackson with Suex.

Lynley Sanford –
– City wide yard sale advertising in the trading post, journal world and capital journal. The council agreed and suggested additional postings in the vindicator and Independence.
– Dietz contingency occupancy – Douglas County Zoning and Codes said that Taylor Dietz is very close to having everything done for official occupancy. He has a few small things to tie up before they can issue it. If it is okay with the council, Douglas County said they would issue a contingency of occupancy so Taylor could move into his house, but would have 60 days to complete the final steps to receive official occupancy. City Council agreed this was okay.

Old Business –
– Boiler repairs – discussed repair options. Councilman Jimmy Wilkins said he would get into contact with Rance with a couple other boiler company names to get a second opinion and see if 2 or 3 smaller boiler systems would work.
– Sewer rates – council discussed the need to increase rates, we will need to dredge lagoon cell 1 soon. The council agreed we should look at increasing the rate to $20 flat for residents. They asked the City Attorney to work on a new ordinance setting the new rate and adjusting the commercial rates accordingly.
– Mary Jane Hoffer discussed the summer foods program, how many kids were served last year and the extra activities that they had. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to donate $300 to the summer foods program. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

New Business –
– Fun services contract for Territorial Days and first ½ deposit. The council reviewed the contract and the suggested edits from the City Attorney. Tim McNish motioned to approve payment of the first ½ deposit with the edited contract and as long as they provide proof of insurance listing City as additional insured and provide inspection certificates for the rides. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– 905 E. Seventh – Brooke Viola has a camper on her property, it appears she is using as a primary residence. She has not submitted a building permit. The council discussed this being against zoning code. The council asked if she had submitted a building permit, which she has not. The council asked that we reach out to her to find out if she is living there and let her know that she needs to turn in a building permit to be in compliance.
– Elsie Middleton provided an E-community update regarding individuals on the board. The City has 2 representatives on the finance committee, Jamin Nally his term expired on 12/31. Elsie Middleton’s term will expire at the end of the year. The council can choose to renew both representatives terms or choose new representatives. We need someone that can attend the meetings which only occur whenever a loan is being considered.
– 2019 CCR report was provided for the council to review.

8:46PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk