City of Lecompton Council Meeting Minutes December 7, 2020


7:00 P.M. Mayor Jimmy Wilkins brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 620 E. Woodson Ave, Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Stephanie Confer, Mary Jane Hoffer, 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 Paul Bahnmaier and Susan Wood. Meeting was streamed on Facebook live, it should be noted there were issues with sound during the streaming of the meeting.

Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the November 16th, 2020. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Susan Wood approached the City Council regarding the Alley between Elmore and Halderman that dead ends at her property. She specifically asked if the alley was considered open for public use. The Council stated that yes the alley is open for public use.

Fundraising for the Lecompton Fire Dept. was on the agenda, but there was no one present to discuss the further donation needs.

Paul Bahmmaier shared editorial clippings regarding the naming of the Lecompton interchange and the county donating funds for water improvement projects for the City.

Jeff Heiman – reviewed preferences for the ordinance for starting salary and pay cap for appointed positions. The council would like the ordinance updated in a way that leaves the pay scale open.

Rance Roberts
– Water leak at meter setter on Clark Street. Because of the type of piping Torgeson Trenching was called in to do the work.
– Evergy replaced the electric pole at the Lagoons without coordinating with our electrician. This will cause us to have to extend some power supply.
– The sewer main support was installed as bid by Terry Breason.
– Omega Door repaired the large overhead door at the City Waterplant.
– City Maintenance pad dirt work – have not been able to get any other excavators to bid on the work. Rance presented an quote from Breason excavating. Matt Roberts motioned to approve the bid for dirt work at 302 Clark. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
– Motion passesd 5 yeas, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford
– Copy Machine has quit working, repairman has been called, but due to age of machine and lack of replacement parts suggestion is to take bids on new units and have ready at next council meeting.
– Audit engagement letter from Karlin and Long for the financial audit in Jaunary 2021. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the engagement letter, Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Old Business
– Eaton roofing will be completing the roofing project at the walkway at the PRIDE building by Friday December 11th.
– Windler will collapse the animal den holes and do the grading sometime in January 2021.
New Business –
– City Council discussed street repairs for 2021 – they asked Rance to put together a list of streets that will need pot holes repaired and which end (total mileage) for chip n’ seal for summer of 2021. It was noted that a pothole in front of 325 E. 3rd needs filled and several on Jones Street. The Bridge on Boone Street also needs repaired.
– Mayor Wilkins wanted to make sure if any time off for City Employees was covered. City Employees do not have any scheduled time off.
– COVID-19 testing date – Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is providing a testing clinic at the Lecompton Grade School on December 20th from 12p-4p: Interested person should register for testing online. 1 appointment per carload needed.
– The council asked to speak with Jim Long regarding the cost of hiring a full time employee.
– In regards to the sidewalk project, would it be more cost effective to have portions of it be asphalt instead of concrete? A sidewalk project for the City of Edgerton was referenced as using some asphalt. Will address this when we reach that point in the grant process.
– PRIDE reminder – Rick Wright is a muralist with Van Gogh , he will be doing the mural for PRIDE – and present at the next PRIDE meeting if any council members would like to attend.

7:57PM – Matt Roberts motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk