City Council Meeting Minutes July 6th, 2020


7:00 P.M. Mayor Jimmy Wilkins brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer, Stephanie Confer, Matt Roberts and Owen Mallonee were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. City Superintendent Rance Roberts was absent. Residents or township members in attendance included Kathy Paslay, Scott Clement, Angie Caylor and City Accountant Jim Long.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the June 15th, 2020. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Matt Roberts motioned to approve the bills before the City Council. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Kathy Paslay updated the City Council regarding the flea market and pride rummage sale. There were 21 booths for the flea market, after paying for promotion fees, $60 remained and $30 donations were made to the food pantry and Pride. Huge success! Would be interested in coordinating a second flea market event October 3rd also they would like to rent the Community Building to use for additional space. The general consensus of the City Council was to proceed with that plan.

City Accountant Jim Long was present to review the 2021 budget with the City Council. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the 2021 budget as presented. Matt Roberts seconded the motion
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

The council discussed moving forward with KDOT grant funding for the sidewalk project around town. The council decided to table the maintenance building grant funding and obtain bids from vendors.

Jeff Heiman –
– Provided letter for Douglas County Sherriff department for code enforcement regarding animal control/dog bites.
Angie Caylor was present to talk with the council about an incident where she was running a dog bit her on Whitfield Street. The clerk reported that the dogs are not registered with the City Office, and it was brought to the attention of the clerk that the dog had bitten two people in the same day. The council asked that the City Attorney work with the City Clerk and send a letter to the dog owners.

Lynley Sanford –
– Discussed technical needs for being able to continue live streaming city meetings and possibly remote accessing files to continue to work.
– Michael Shields said he would be interested in being on the Lecompton Planning Commission. Mayor Jimmy Wilkins appointed Michael Shields to the Lecompton Planning Commission.
Tim McNish motioned to approve the Mayors appointment to the planning commission. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Old Business –
– Council discussed the cleanup progress at 339 Halderman; they are happy with the yard conditions, but would like to more forward with removal of the structure. Please coordinate with the County Zoning for interior health hazard condemnation.
– Update regarding workman’s comp claim. KRWA representative Jeff Lamfers is having a conference call on July 7th.
– Mayor Jimmy Wilkins asked that we move forward with scheduling the Tonka technician to help with water softeners.
New Business –

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

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk