City Council meeting Minutes December 16, 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, Stephanie Confer and Tim McNish were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford. Superintendent Rance Roberts was absent. Residents or township members attending included Ron Thacker.

Jimmy Wilkins motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the December 2nd, 2019. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Ron Thacker with the 2020 census asked the council for permission to put signs up in the west long of the PRIDE building at the PRIDE building. The signs would promoting employment opportunities to work for the 2020 Census. The council agreed that would be fine. Ron also discussed the possibility of using the Ft. Titus room in the PRIDE building for training purposes for the 2020 census. The council said he would have to ask the PRIDE committee as they control the scheduling for that building, but the council did not have a problem with PRIDE allowing the training at no charge. Ron also spoke about the benefits of having the census completed. It assists with the Federal distribution of funds for the next 10 years.

Rance Roberts –
– Absent no updates
Lynley Sanford –
– What to do with remaining candy canes, we usually donate to Lecompton United Methodist Church. The consensus of the council was to do that again.
– Audit engagement letter providing that Jim Long with Karlin and Long perform our annual audit. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the Audit being performed by Karlin and Long. Elsie Middleton seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Old Business –
New Business –
– City Council reviewed job descriptions and policy regarding Drug use. The council discussed changing the policy or the City Code for the superintendent and assistant superintendent. The expection is that employees are not using drugs/alcohol on the job. In the event of work related injury’s it is expected that an employee will be given a drug test, and if that test has a positive outcome, could be grounds for termination. Have Jeff look at drafting something for review at the next council meeting. Possibly consider a pre-employment drug screening.
– Money transfers for year end.
Jimmy Wilkins motioned that $50,000 be transferred from water into the Equipment Reserve fund and that $35,000 be transferred from general to Capital Improvement fund and $15,000 transferred from water fund into the Capital Improvement fund. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Mayor Sandy Jacquot had updates regarding Territorial Day. She spoke with Vickie Marino who has headed the event, and she indicated that she would no longer be heading, so it looks like maybe there will not be a 2020 Territorial day event. Vickie would be willing to help someone if they took over.
– Mayor Sandy Jacquot also spoke with the council regarding the summer foods program. The first year the city served over 500 meals through the summer months, for 2019 we only served about 266 meals, but spent more money on activities. It perception is some kids that started are too involved in other activities and not able to participate in summer foods, so there will not be a summer foods 2020 program. There will however still be cooking classes.
– A senior center transportation shuttle is coming to Lecompton. It will take those who are interested to Walmart and Dillons in Lawrence on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The shuttle will come twice a month, but needs at least 4 people to ride along, cost is $10 per person.

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

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk