February 18th, 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 and Matt Roberts were present at roll call. Councilman Owen Mallonee was absent. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent and Rance Roberts. Residents or township members attending included Dick Wingfield, Scott Clement, Morgan Shockley, and Kathy Paslay.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the February 3rd, 2020. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills before the City Council. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Scott Clement approached the City Council with an idea on doing on flea market down town and in the community building during the City Wide yard sales. They would like to make Elmore 1 way traffic on Saturday June 6th, and have vendor’s booths on the West side of the road from the fire hydrant to the north as far as possible. They would like to rent the Community Building also to have restrooms, to allow a scouts group provide food and to have soft craft/jewelry vendors.
The council discussed the idea and liked it, but had questions on how the fee space would be handled and what would be done with any left over money. Morgan Shockley with Territorial Days was present and also liked the idea. The council thought it would be better and easier if the event ran through Territorial Days and a fundraiser for that event, and is leaving to them to figure out the details.

Morgan Shockley presented new ideas for Territorial Days 2020. The event will be held over two days 6/12 & 6/13. There will be a fun-run on Saturday morning coordinated with Gary Gribbles. Expecting 30 runners. They would like to use a washable spray paint and they will provide volunteers to help with road crossings.
Morgan approached the city about possibly having alcohol at Territorial Days. After much discussion, the beer garden would be on Friday only with the BBQ contest. Friday night of the Territorial Day would be geared more towards adults, and Saturday would geared more for the kids.
Friday night would include a corn-hole tournament as well. There will be 4 mini fundraising events to be held in March, April, May and June.
Indian Tacos are coming back!

Rance Roberts –
– Reviewed bids for sewer main repair for South-crest 1 Subdivision. Between the 3 bids they were all too different, so the council asked that Torgeson rebid and scale the bid back a little bit, and ask Breason to add concrete footings his bid.
– Torgeson will be out to work on wells as soon as it’s dry.

Lynley Sanford –
– No new updates

New Business –
– Douglas County Public Works will not be doing Chip n’ Seal this year. They will be crack sealing some roads. Do we want to be in that bid? We had talked about chip n’ sealing the fire department driveway. Council asked to check with Nolan about continuing chip n’ seal program. And then try to get bids from R.D. Johnson, Hamms, Vance and Brothers and Sunflower. Maybe consider chip n ‘sealing South-crest.
– David Swisher on South-crest had a complaint that the home being constructed on the North end has increased heavy truck traffic and made the road super muddy and messed up the gravel on the road. The council asked that Rance check with how soon the heavy truck will stop and add gravel for as far up as the City is responsible for.
– Review profit loss statement from PRIDE
– Lecompton Fire/EMS – possible consolidations with Eudora, Wakarusa, Kanwaka, and Clinton Fire/EMS. There will be a meeting with the county commission on March 3rd. Benefits of combination: Everyone trains together, cross trained on equipment on trust at each Fire Dept., would reduce our ISO rating, and increase annual budget. Would possibly also create a full time paid position for our fire station, so we would always have a Fire Fighter/EMT available.

Old Business –

8:27 PM – Matt Roberts motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk