July 15th, 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 Mary Jane Hoffer, Elsie Middleton, Jimmy Wilkins, Tim McNish and Stephanie Confer were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Superintendent Rance Roberts. Residents or township members attending included Jon Petty, Beverly & Jim Warren, Larry and Peggy Leslie, Karla Meyer, Greg Trendel, and Vickie Marino.

Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the July 1st, 2019. Stephanie Confer 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.

Beverly Warren and Karla Meyer approached the council regarding a donation to the Perry-Lecompton Community Library. Previous donation in 2017 was for $500. The Council discussed and reviewed current statistics regarding participation at the library.
Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve a $500 donation to the Perry-Lecompton Library. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Jon Petty with Narcon anonymous came back to review the progress of their meetings at the community building. He said the group has been well attended and they have received a lot of good support. The group will be doing some local advertising about their meetings. The general consensus of the City Council was to keep holding the meetings, they have not received any negative feedback and they appreciate Jon coming in with an update.

Vickie Marino with the Lecompton Territorial Day Committee was present to discuss the outcome of this year’s Territorial Day Celebration. She indicated that there is new interest from the community from those who wish to assist with the event. The council discussed and reviewed some pros and cons of the event. Vickie indicated that the next Territorial Day meeting will be after August 9th and meetings are usually at the church.

Greg Trendel was present to discuss what is going on with the property at 339 Halderman. Previous tenant Allen and Rhonda Jack. Greg discussed the situation with the Council regarding the lease purchase between him and the Jacks. The council spoke with Greg regarding zoning violations and conditions on the property. Greg agreed that the property was in poor condition. The Council asked that Greg seek legal advice regarding to see what options he may have to move forward with cleanup, and report back to the council at the August 5th meeting. Then they could discuss further how to move forward with the property. Greg indicated he would be at that next meeting.

Rance –
– Update on lagoon aerator issue on cell 1 – At Patchen’s for repairs.

Lynley Sanford –
– No updates

Old Business –
– Boiler bid review – Council reviewed both proposals from Samco and American Boiler with options for both a single unit replacement and a 2-unit replacement. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the single unit replacement from American Boiler for $38500.00. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Lagoon dredging bid review – The council reviewed bids with information regarding the process. The companies use similar processes. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bid from Hodges Farms and Dredging making sure we receive a copy of their liability insurance. Payment for this will be split 50/50 from general and sewer funds. Jimmy Wilkins seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– A/C repair and replacement at the PRIDE building was approved at last meeting. Council asked that follow up be done with Samco to see when work would be completed.
– No roofing bids were provided to the City. The Council asked that the Clerk follow up with the roofing companies and try to receive bids before the next council meeting.

New Business
– Complaint was filed regarding 641 Southcrest – They have been leaving dogs out in heat all day and the dogs consistently bark. Council discussed and asked that a letter be sent from the office citing nuisance of barking and regarding adequate water and keeping during the hot days. Also, make sure the dogs are registered.
– The Lawrence Journal World published an article reviewing the sales tax income for the City of Lawrence and the surrounding communities. The article indicated that sales tax income was down, and cited that Lecompton sales tax income was down 27.9%. The council asked that the county be contacted to verify that the rate was correct.
– The council presented the Clerk, Superintendent and Nick Sanford thank you & Gift Certificates from Aunt Netters for handling the tree that fell on the City Office after hours. Stephanie Confer motioned to reimburse Mary Jane Hoffer for the value of the gift certificates. Tim McNish seconded the motion,
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

8:34PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk