City Council Meeting Minutes November 18, 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, Elsie Middleton, Jimmy Wilkins and Tim McNish were present at roll call. Council Member Stephanie Confer was absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Superintendent Rance Roberts. Residents or township members attending included Jamie Hatcher and Barbara Hatcher.

Tim McNish motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the November 4, 2019. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bills before the City Council. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion. Council Member Jimmy Wilkins had a question on the purchase for the convector element. It was for the women’s restroom in the pride building for heat.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Barbara Hatcher brought in building plans for the shed on her property at 130 E. Woodson. The plans have an architectural stamp on them. Barbara asked a question regarding regulations for additional uses in the zoning district. The council referred the question and interpretation be taken to the City Attorney.

Rance Roberts –
– Discussed the automated chemical feeder for the boiler at the PRIDE building. The Council asked to obtain a quote from PCI mechanical for installation of the meter probe. Council also requested a bid for a water softener. We will discuss water quality field testing agreement at the next meeting.

Lynley Sanford –

Old Business –
– PRIDE building smoke alarm update: Select one came out to check smoke alarm/system. They ran some diagnostic testing, pulled the alarms and decided that a few things were wired backwards and did some re-wiring to fix the problem.
– SAMCO was called to look at the community building furnace because it kept kicking out and shutting off. The technician adjusted the gas pressure, reinstalled the factory high limit switch (the one Scott Temp installed was adjustable and it was adjusted all the way out.) and he recommended changing the filter to a MERC 5. In his opinion the furnace return air was taking in more air than it can put out. The filter in it is creating too much restriction which was tripping the furnace out. Since those changes have been made, the furnace has been running fine. Note: The filter still needs to be replaced.
– Elsie discussed the E-communities board. Most people on the board are City Employees. Elsie suggested having City Clerk Lynley join the once a month meetings and the City could pay mileage. Elsie Could be on the Finance committee, as they meet only when requested lending applications are submitted. City Clerk Lynley Sanford agreed she could attend the meetings. Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve

New Business
– The PRIDE building bathroom windows on the first floor, both men’s and women’s restrooms. The windows are in poor condition and have plywood with a cut out for a vent fan. It was asked that codes be looked at to see if a vent fan is required. It looks as though code says either a window or a vent fan is required. So, the council asked to proceed with getting measurements and estimates on cost of replacing the windows. Information will be shared with PRIDE group.
– The computer at City Hall crashed on Thursday October 31st. The computer was taken to Dan Hinrichsen who is our I.T. person. He was able to transfer the files and programs to a temporary tower p.c. He provided a bid for a new computer system. The estimate was for $600. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bid to Dan Hinrichsen to purchase a replacement computer. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Request for voluntary EPA survey regarding water quality – council agreed to pass on participating.
– Alarm issue at PRIDE building regarding a smoke detection. Elsie received the call, and checked the PRIDE building and did not find any smoke or anything alarming. Fire department did show up to check as well, they only found a smoke detector that had a light on that indicated it was not function properly. They asked that we follow up with our alarm company to have all the smoke detectors checked out and replaced as needed.
– Bob Heckler was present to request using the community building for jam sessions on a weekly basis free of charge. He said the sessions would be roughly 2 hrs. from 2-4 or 3-5. The council discussed it, and although thought it was a nice thing to want to do, could not offer the building up for free because of the utilities that would be used and the payroll for a cleanup person.

8:09 PM – Elsie Middleton motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk