March 15, 2021 City Council Meeting Minutes


7:00 P.M. Mayor Jimmy Wilkins brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore St. Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Stephanie Confer, Mary Jane Hoffer, Matt Roberts were present at roll Call. Owen Mallonee was absent at roll call, but walked in at 7:01p. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Superintendent Rance Roberts. There were no residents or township members in attendance, Susan Wood was noted attending online. Meeting was streamed on Facebook live.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the March 1, 2021. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Matt Roberts motioned to approve the bills before the council, Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Mike Coffman had called the office to be put on the agenda regarding his water bill, but he was not in attendance.
Council proceeded with meeting.

Rance Roberts
– Working with ESI on replacing or repairing the valve at the Rural Water Building. Have paperwork, need to identify the type of valve and then go determine to repair or replace.
– Water plant heating options. Owen, Jimmy and a third party went up to look at the current furnaces. They have determined a plan to move forward and will work on bids.
– KDHE lagoon inspection occurred on 3/2/2021 – no major finding, we know some small things that will be on the report. Finish wiring for back-up generator at lift station, finish electric pole at lagoons, repair/replace aerator motors in cell 2. Helen suggested we look at having our sewer lines camera’d to determine any tree root issues or areas that need repaired.
– City maintenance building update –still putting off “drop” of building for another month. Need to meeting with concrete people and discuss floor drains.

Lynley Sanford
– Asked City Council if they would like accountant Jim Long to come in and review the 2020 audit. No unusual findings were found. No need for Jim to come in April, but will want him in late June for budget 2022.
– No new updates from Douglas County Surveyor at this time.
– Theresa Bowser agreed to be the Lecompton nominee for the Douglas County Bicycle advisory committee.
– Presented the Douglas County Bikeway plan –
o Would the council be interested in updating the development ode to include bicycle parking?
At this time, no. The majority of new construction is residential housing.
o Is there any intest in getting assistance for a grant to install bicycle parking rack in downtown Lecompton?
The council would consider adding a concrete pad with bicycle parking rack in the city park near the water fountain?
Old Business –
– Chip n’seal reviewed streets included in North end of town, plus parking lot at fire station.

New Business –
– Wayne Riley resignation letter for being the City of Lecompton representative on the Douglas County Emergency Management Board. Wayne Riley recommended Casey Quigley as his replacement on the board at the completion of his term.
Tim McNish motioned to accept Wayne Riley’s resignation at the completion of his term in May from the Douglas County Emergency Management Board. And to approve Casey Quigley as the successor for the position. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Mens restroom on 1st floor. It has wasps and vines growing through the window. It needs repaired or replaced. Rance indicated the exhaust fan needed repaired and he would get that done soon.
– Council discussed hiring help for Rance especially with mowing season coming on. Council authorized to run employment ads in the Lawrence Journal World, Topeka Capitol Journal and the Jefferson County Vindicator as well as on Facebook and post in City Hall and the Post Office. Start it at a part time position, 60 day probation period, must pass a drug test, be 18 years old with a valid driver’s license.

7:35PM – Matt Roberts motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk