February 3rd, 2020 City Council Meeting Minutes


7:00 P.M. Mayor Jimmy Wilkins brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Mary Jane Hoffer, Stephanie Confer, Tim McNish, Matt Roberts and Owen Mallonee 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 Jim Long, Elsie Middleton, and Scott Norris.

Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the January 21st, 2020. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Elsie Middleton approached the City Council with a collection from the Goldenrods group who meet monthly at the Community Building. They took the collection because they appreciate the city employees setting up the tables for them every month and for the chair cart.
Matt Roberts motioned to split the donation amount between the city employees. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Jim Long city accountant reviewed the financial audit of 2019 with the City Council. The audit is considered a draft because we are waiting for the GASB 68 numbers from KPERS. No misappropriations were found and a final draft will be provided when the GASB 68 numbers become available.

Scott Norris at 510 Halderman spoke with the City Council regarding a dog issue. The City sent a letter to the owner of the dog who are creating a nuisance in October of 2019. The dogs are 3 rat terriers that start barking at 1am until 3am making it difficult to sleep. Then they are let out to go to the bathroom and they are pooping in all the neighbors’ yards creating messes. The Council asked City Attorney Jeff Heiman to draft a letter and send to the owner of the dogs.
Scott Norris also spoke with the council regarding his street, which is a dead end. There is no turn around and people who try to turn around in the road or driveways often drive off into the ditch. Would it be possible to have a cul-de-sac put in? Scott would be willing to donate part of his property for road improvement. The City Council discussed and thought maybe installing signage that indicates there is no outlet or turn around and re-locating the dead end sign would be a better starting point.

Jeff Heiman –
– No updates

Rance Roberts –
– Leak at the City Well: Had Layne Western come out and look at the well. They do not do repairs but did discuss what was likely connected where. Council discussed looking at P-1 or PCI for providing bids for well repair. Decided that P-1 would be really expensive.
Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the bid from Torgeson trenching to remove the concrete lid at the leaking well so repairs can be made. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
– Sewer line in South-Crest subdivision #1 – The service main is served by 3 homes in the subdivision. The City is waiting on bids from Breason Excavating, Farmer Excavating and Torgeson Trenching, but no bids had been received before the council meeting.
– High service pump at the water plant has a seal that is leaking – will try to take apart and repair this week or first of next week.
– The 2003 Chevy City Truck needs a few maintenance care items: rear bumper, head liner and seat repair. The general consensus of the council is to go ahead and have the repairs made.
Lynley Sanford –
– New computer completed – Jayhawk software program installed – there will be some additional billing for the software install.
New Business –
No new business

Old Business –
– Owen Mallonee spoke with the City Council regarding chemical testing for the boiler at the PRIDE building. Owen has a contact that is willing to provide some chemical testing for us. Owen will obtain the sample bottles, Rance will grab the sample and then Owen will deliver to his contact. When results are provided we can adjust as needed the chemical use/maintenance plan for the boiler.
– The council discussed the future needs of additional staffing and funding options. The council spoke with City accountant Jim Long about this in regards of how to fund, if the City could afford an additional employee and to work it into the budget plan for 2020. Jim said he would crunch numbers and let us know a little closer to budget season.

8:00PM Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to go into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel matters. Matt Roberts seconded the motion. City Clerk Lynley Sanford and Superintendent Rance Roberts were asked to stay. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

8:05pm Mayor declared executive session ended and returned to open council meeting.

8:06 PM – Stephanie Confer motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk