City of Lecompton Council Meeting Minutes August 17, 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, and Matt Roberts were present at roll call. Councilman Owen Mallonee arrived at 7:02pm. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Superintendent Rance Roberts. No residents or township members attended. Online viewers included Brenda Bohannan, and Brenda Hastert.

Tim McNish motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the August 3rd, 2020. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

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

Rance Roberts –
– Water softeners are working and softening water
– High service pump relief valve failed and leaked 75,000 gal ran out.
– Purchased some replacement components, and another seal rebuild kit for the high-service pumps

Lynley Sanford
– Lecompton Food Pantry Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), the state emergency supply has provided as needed, they are now requesting that entities make every effort to provide their own PPE and only use them as a last resort. Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the City provide PPE equipment to the Lecompton Food Pantry as needed. Stephanie Confer seconded. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– City Clerk spoke with the council regarding the PRIDE group that operates the former Lecompton Rural High School Building. The clerk noted that there have been no activities or rentals in the building since March. The PRIDE group has been able to reimburse the City for utilities thus far, but the clerk was concerned for the fall utilities as natural gas consumption increases to operate the boiler. The clerk noted that the PRIDE group may need make some kind of arrangements with the City regarding those utilities. The council discussed and the consensus was if the PRIDE group finds they are in a situation where they have low funds they should come to the City Council to talk to the council about it.
– PRIDE building A/C unit issues – condensate tube was plugged on the HVAC unit in the kitchen. Line was cleaned and repaired. Air handler for unit above stage was frozen and leaked water onto the stage. Blower motor was not working which caused the air handler to freeze. SAMCO was called to repair. Repair completed on 8/11. Councilman Owen Mallonee mentioned that there is a safety switch that can be installed in the pan of the air handler that will switch the unit off if too much water is collected in the try. He can check this out sometime.
– Rural Water District #6 is looking for a meeting place. They inquired if they could use the Community Building on the third Tuesday of each month to meet. The council consensus is yes they could meet, and the council would waive the rental fee for the meeting.

Old Business –
– KDOT/I70 Update: Looks like K10 and I70 interchange will have the multi-tiered bridge options for accessing the turnpike at Lecompton. The south Lawrence Trafficway west leg will be expanded to 4 lanes, no toll lanes, access will be limited. Paul Bahnmaier had inquired during the meeting if exit 197 will remain named Lecompton Exit. Was told that it would be based on directional traffic count determined by the federal government. Lecompton may need to be a loud voice to keep the name of the interchange as Lecompton.
– Matt Roberts updated the City Council regarding Sherriff’s dept enforcing dog bites in Lecompton. He has spoken with Deputy Buccholz, and the Sherriff’s dept. will be speaking with the County Commissioners regarding this. So it is moving forward.
• Note regarding the dogs at 449 Whitfield. They have not contacted the City office to register their animals, and they have been seen in town unleashed.

– Still working on getting WIFI at the community building
– When we receive info from TONKA, will work on wifi at waterplant so remote monitoring is possible.
– Asphalt grindings have washed out onto 7th street from the Leslie event space. The council asked that the superintendent push the grindings back into driveway if he has time.
– Superintendent updated the City Council regarding a mowing incident where a mailbox was knocked off and a newspaper tube was destroyed. City will be paying for the replacement of the mailbox tube.

7:36 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk