City Council Meeting Minutes February 16, 2021


7:00 P.M. Mayor Jimmy Wilkins brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 333 Elmore St. 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 at roll call included Ron Skinner, Danny Sanford, Deanna Posik, Bill & Linda Gerdes, Bud Mallonee and Susan Woods.

Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the February 1, 2021. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Mayor Jimmy Wilkins opened the discussion of the alley issue between Deanna Posik and the Wood’s family. Mayor Wilkins provided a couple of options before questions from Mrs. Posik came up. Adjacent property owner Ron Skinner and Bill Gerdes stated their concerns for water run-off, especially if additional roadways to the south were built. Bud Mallonee asked why the alignment of the alley is even an issue. It was stated that the now property owner Deanna Posik lives there and is experiencing a nuisance. Property surveys were provided to Mayor Wilkins for review from both Posik and Woods. Latitude lines did match, indicating that the surveys agreed with each other. Mayor Wilkins asked City Attorney Jeff Heiman to provide an explanation regarding prescribed roadway, existing access and possible imminent domain.
At 7:41pm Council woman Stephanie Confer motioned to go into executive session for 10 minutes to consult with the City Attorney on matters regarding the alley in question. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
At 7:51pm Mayor Wilkins called the meeting back to order
At 7:51pm Matt Roberts motioned to go into executive session for 5 minutes to consult with the City Attorney on matters regarding the alley in question. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nay.
At 7:56pm Mayor Wilkins declared executive session was out and the meeting resumed in open session.
Mayor Wilkins provided an option to widen the alley as much as possible to accommodate a full size pick up, but any disagreement between neighbors beyond that was between neighbors and the city would not get involved with.
Council woman Stephanie Confer motioned for the City to do what is economically feasible to widen the alley section behind 432 Elmore/Deanna Posik to 440 Elmore/Wood’s, large enough that a full size vehicle could pass through on the platted alley road-surface. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Danny Sanford asked how the City was going to verify the property lines of the alley before making the improvements – Mayor Wilkins said he could not confirm the methods the City would use.

Rance Roberts
– Discussed and reviewed the bid from SAMCO for the water-plant office furnace unit. The Council would like to re-evaluate our heating/cooling situation to see if there is a better alternative. Council has tabled this topic until more information can be gathered
– Rance stepped out to go make some adjustments at the water-plant

Lynley Sanford
– Updates provided to the city council;
o Water meter at 625 E. seventh froze and broke. Due to inclement weather, and that the property is vacant, water was shut off and will be repaired on a warmer day.
o Doors on City accessory buildings on clark street, on the RWD#3 building, the bottom of the door broke when Rance tried to enter. He used some ply-wood to rig it together for now, but siding and door repairs will be needed this spring.

o Gas meter at the PRIDE building was making a weird noise. Rance happened to catch on of the gas meter guys out there, they took a look, said the plunger was going bad, popped off the cap and lubed it. Said they would put it on the schedule to be replaced. The gas meter was from 1968
o Pride building improvements include newly epoxied east entrance floor and polished marble floor on all 3 levels.
o West stairwell cubby that has mildew and dry rot, Rance was interested in making the repairs, he has a full plate, council suggested requesting bids from a handyman.

– COVID-19 Vaccination updates: Sarah Plinsky with Douglas County Health dept said for folks to get vaccines where they were qualified to get them the soonest.

Old Business –
– Council reviewed job descriptions and updates: Suggested adding CDL to the superintendent job description.

New Business –
– Electrical inspection permit for Lecompton Mobile Home Park Lot 14A. Tim McNish motioned to approve the permit contingent on receiving payment. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

8:28PM – Stephanie Confer motioned to adjourn. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk