August 5th, 2019 City Council Meeting Minutes


6:55 P.M. Mayor Sandy Jacquot opened the budget hearing for 2020 t order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. No questions or comments about the 2020 budget were made.

6:57P.M. Mayor Sandy Jacquot closed the budget meeting

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, Stephanie Confer and Tim McNish 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 Lori Wilkins, Peggy and Larry Leslie, and Rita Mathews

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

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

Tim McNish motioned to approve the 2020 budget as proposed. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Lynn Ward and Kathy Paslay were not available for the meeting, but they wanted to inquire about having a mural painted on the North side of the Recollections building. The council discussed it, there is nothing in City Code that says it can’t be painted. The general consensus of the City Council is it’s okay.

Jeff Heiman –

Rance Roberts –
– Update on lagoon maintenance and October plans for lagoon dredging.
– Pride Door East Door panic bar is not functioning properly, parts are scheduled to be ordered and then replaced.

Lynley Sanford –
– Update – boiler at PRIDE building replacement has started.
– 1000 E. Woodson water line extension. Council requested a current bid and an additional bid for a a3” supply option. Put on next agenda, and find out how soon it could be completed.

Old Business –
– 339 Halderman home – owned by Greg Trendel – he was not able to come to the meeting but he did stop in the office and said he has spoken with a lawyer. That Ronda Jack is making mortgage payments to him and she is living in Iola, KS. The council agreed to give him more time since he is trying to figure out his legal options before proceeding with an order of violation.
– City Council reviewed 4 bids for roofing repairs on City Hall. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the bid from Alpha roofing with the caveat that the bid includes fascia and soffit repair, and repairs to the porch roof. If the gutter repair was not included but is not more than an extra $1500 then proceed. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Update: Tombstones at 1000 E. Woodson have been relocated.

New Business
– Peggy and Larry Leslie were available to discuss the possibility of turning their Ag zone land into a partial event space. Attorney Jeff Heiman said the use doesn’t fit in the allowed uses of the district. No other districts include event space as an authorized use either. The Council discussed the opportunity about text amendment to the zoning code. Jeff Heiman will work on the language for the zoning amendment and then a special meeting of the planning commission will have to be called before we can move forward. Discussion regarding the sewer connection vs. a septic system was discussed. The City Code states that if the City Sewer is within 100’ of the property line then a sewer connection to the City Main has to be made. The City Attorney will review further and discuss at the next City Council meeting.
– A complaint regarding yard conditions at 214 N. Elmore weeds, grass height and junk in the driveway. The City Council requested that the City Attorney send a letter regarding code violations for the junk and the clerk to send a violation letter for weeds/grass. Other properties that were included in the complaint include 421 Elmore for tents and R.V’s that people may be living in, 225 Halderman for junk accumulation, and 645 Eisenhower for weed height obstructing view of traffic. The council asked that letters be sent to these property owners.

8:12 PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk