City Council Meeting Minutes July 20, 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. City Superintendent Rance Roberts was absent. Residents or township members in attendance included Jason Hoskinsons in person and Susan Wood online

Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the July 6th, 2020. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Jason Hoskinsons with BG Consultants spoke to the council regarding the sidewalk improvement plan. Using the KDOT grant the split would be 70/30. The council reviewed the routes of the project connecting the historic sights, down town district, post office, parks and schools. KDOT now requires a pre-application that is due July 31st.
Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the entire sidewalk improvement plan, including all possible routes. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Lynley Sanford –
– Ordered and received laptop as suggested from Daniel Hinrichsen. Will be working on installing Microsoft programs and ability to remote access the city main computer if needed.
– Discussed PRIDE events – Pride President Greg Howard indicated that there have not been any Pride meetings for the last 3-4 months, currently events have been scheduled, but renters have been cancelling. No other groups are meeting at this time (weight watchers, dance, painting classes, adult fitness and library)

Old Business –
– Still working on progress with moving forward on Greg Trendel property – think the neighbors are mowing the property. There is additional concern about items in the back of the property holding water and causing more mosquitos.
– Millings at Larry Leslie’s are washing out onto the road – need cleaned up.
– Speeding on Whitfield and around town – Council discussed traffic control devices: stop signs and speed bumps and asking Sherriff’s department to be more present.
– Planters that were removed from the west lawn at the PRIDE building, the historical society has asked to have them returned to them. Council asked that they be returned to the historical society at the Territorial Capital Museum.

8:03 PM – Matt Roberts motioned to adjourn. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk