October 21, 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, City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. Residents or township members attending included Jamie Hatcher.

Stephanie Confer motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the October 7th, 2019. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Rance Roberts –
– City
Lynley Sanford – No updates

Old Business –
– Jennifer Smith provided recommendations regarding replacing trees in the City Park. She provided a map with 6 locations for trees. Tree breeds included maples and oaks. Her recommendation was to plant oaks in February/March as they do better during that time when transplanted. The council discussed where to price tress, recommended Earl May and Lawrence Landscape, having each of those companies plant the trees, if they come with a warranty and whether or not we should wait to plant maples in Feb/March also.
– Playground equipment claim, received a letter from insurance company that a 2nd underwriting is going to review and provide an estimate.
– No updates on the property at 339 Halderman owned by Gregg Trendel at this time.
– 214 N. Elmore: Beverly Stauffer property. Some cleanup progress has been made, and the meadow to the North has been mowed. Council agreed it should continue to be monitored.
– City Clerk provided information regarding speed bumps. The examples provided were only 2” tall, the council asked to see if there are portable speed bumps that are a little taller and then bring pricing back to the next meeting.

New Business
– Mary Jane Hoffer provided an update regarding solid waste. The solid waste committee is having its 5 year review. 1 meeting is done, 1 more meeting to go. It was indicated at this meeting that Inland is dumping at rolling hills the majority of the time
– Elsie Middleton provided an E-community update; the group is looking for candidates for the 2020 leadership academy. This year they will be including City of Lawrence. There will be a fee this time, Douglas County Community Foundation will provide scholarships. The fee for class is $100 per class member. The group would like 5 members from each community to attend.
– E- Community participation, needing member at large. Elsie’s term is up to expire and Jamin’s term has expired and we have not been able to replace him. Elsie also mentioned the council may consider paying mileage because the meetings are sometimes held in Eudora and Baldwin. There is usually 1 meeting per month, but the meeting is often Thursday morning.
– Hach service contract – is it necessary to have them continue providing maintenance to our machine, do we even need this machine? Find out and report back at next meeting.
– E-communities youth entrepreneur challenge, open to 6th-12th graders. E-Communities would love it if someone from our school district would participate. They would need to write a business plan. Prizes are awarded as follows – 1st -$1500.00; 2nd $1000.00; 3rd $500.00
– Douglas County resources for food/clothing needs have Lecompton United Methodist Church food pantry listed, but council discussed and agreed to add the Clothes Closet.
– Just food mobile pantry was available last week – the truck has produce, a cooler and a freezer. Those attending the cooking class were able to shop on the mobile pantry.
– Senior services medicare enrollment assistance is coming up.
– Flu shots are the 15th at the Community Building
– Douglas County Senior Services is looking at a way to provide transportation 2x per month for seniors from Lecompton to Lawrence, will be fee based. Hope to have updates in the near future and that some individuals will participate.

8:27 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk