September 16, 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, Stephanie Confer and Tim McNish 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 Roy and Marsha Paslay, Dick Wingfield, Greg Howard, Lynn Ward, Randy Weldon, Ed Wiegele, Heather Miles and Misty with Liberty National Insurance.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the September 3rd, 2019. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Heather Miles and Misty with Liberty National Life Insurance Co presented supplementary insurance available to employees of the City. Council decided to leave the option to purchase additional insurance to the employees, the insurance representatives will review rates with the clerk.

Greg Howard with Lecompton Community Pride was present to say Thank you for the improvements at the PRIDE building. Including the new roof, boiler, and a/c. Pride continues to sponsor community events such as the egg hunt, Territorial Days and the patriotic flags. Lecompton Community Pride has been a 6 year community of excellence – currently working on a grant for the sound system at the theater. Recent updates to the building include painting all the entry doors, out-door lamp posts were re-wired, new gazebo. The dance enrollments are the highest they have ever been. Pride continues to do good things for the community.

Randy Weldon with Honey Creek solid waste removal was present to discuss the trash contract. Elsie Middleton motioned to approve the Honey Creek Solid Waste contract. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Building permit 19-277 new construction. Assigned address 1257 E. Seventh. Council reviewed building plans. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the building permit and send to the county for plan review. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Building permit 19-278 new construction. Assigned address 627 N. 1851 Diagonal Rd. Council reviewed building plans. Permit did not have septic tank approval from Douglas County Health Department. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the building permit contingent on the septic system permit being approved. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Lynn Ward discussed with the council the potential for a mural to be painted on the north side of the commercial buildings; specifically the north side of recollections. Lynn envisions the mural depicting the settlement of Lecompton. The images may include a covered wagon, bald eagle, sunflower and the river. The muralist proposed for the project is Sam Welty. The estimated cost is around $10,000. Funding is planned to come from grants, donations and fundraising. The council requested more information, but stated that the council would not be able to handle the funds for a project like this. Douglas County Community Foundation may be better equipped to help handle the funds.

Rance Roberts –
– Asked about easement for the waterline extension to the properties on Woodson. City Attorney said no formal easement/survey is needed. Just need to obtain consent from the land owners.
– The council asked that renewed bids from Murphy tractor, Bobcat and McConnell machine be reviewed at the next council meeting.
Lynley Sanford –
– Roofing repairs start on 9/17/19
– Newsletter review – consensus of the council is to make corrections and send.

Old Business –
– Tree replacement possibilities. Jennifer Smith walked the park and indicated 6 locations that would make for a great place to plant new trees. The City Council agreed they would like to move forward and have a species list created with recommendations on locations for new trees in the park.
– No updates regarding the damaged playground equipment in the City Park.

New Business
– Rance mentioned the skid loader is going to need tires – the council asked that we hold off on looking at new tires until we decide if we are purchasing a new skid-loader.
– Resident Dick Wingfield spoke to the council regarding the speed of traffic along seventh street. Drivers are not slowing down and kids walk that route to and from school. He asked if speed bumps could be installed. The council heard his concern and indicated that this is a problem throughout town. The council asked that we look into the option of portable speed bumps and report back at the next council meeting.

8:13 PM – Jimmy Wilkins motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk