City of Lecompton City Council Minutes April 5, 2021


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 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 in attendance included Emery and Alexis Clark, Lindsey Trent, Elsie Middleton and Susan Wood was noted attending online. Meeting was streamed on Facebook live.

Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the March 15, 2021. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Emery and Alexis Clark with Lindsey Trent approached the council regarding the formation of the Perry-Lecompton Jr. Kaws football and Cheer program. They presented sponsorship opportunities and other ways the group is fundraising. The group has a fundraising goal of $15000-$20000. Upcoming fundraisers include a carswash on 5/2 and a golf tournament on 5/22. Est. cost per kid to play is $150.00
Matt Roberts motioned to donate $1000.00 to the program. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

The City received some concerns over individuals who use the Frisbee golf area that are not keeping their dogs leashed. There was an incident where a city resident was walking their leashed dog, and a “golfer” was playing through with his dog and it was not leashed. The unleashed dog came up to the leashed dog sniff, the owner of the leashed dog asked the owner of the unleashed dog to call his animal back because the leashed dog does not always get along with other dogs. The unleashed dog’s owner was indifferent about the situation and slow to act. The resident asked that the City post sign reminder that there is a leash law and pets must be leashed. The council agreed, and suggested putting up 5 new signs.

Jeff Heiman –
– Orion/Inland waste trash service had continued to charge some customers with municipal trash service after the contract ended in December 2019. The person Jeff has been in contact with is working on this and should have info back to Jeff by Wednesday of this week.
– Update on Douglas county animal control. The county is working on updating provisions on the county animal control code. The City of Lecompton did send a letter to our commissioner requesting that they keep existing language that allows incorporated City’s to “opt” into allowing Douglas County Sheriff’s department to enforce dog ordinance.

Rance Roberts
– Working on pad for the maintenance building. Building drop date is April 23. Breason excavating will be out to finish up preparations before then.
– Nolan Packard with Douglas County public works is working on the bid for chip n’ seal. The fire department driveway will be bid as an add on. The city needs to talk with the fire department about cost, the station is No. 151. Who are the new contacts?

Lynley Sanford
– The Douglas County Surveyor came out to evaluate the pins and surveys for the property at 432 Elmore. County Surveyor Kevin Sontag did confirm that the pins were correctly located, they were accurate pins, and the survey’s were good.
– BG Consultants were out 3/30 working on surveying for the sidewalk project. The council asked that the press release be put on the City Website and put a link of FB.
Old Business –
– Water plant HVAC plan: Mayor Jimmy Wilkins, Councilman Owen Mallonee and Scott temp they came up with a plan and the City will receive a bid, then we can get bids from other companies as well.

New Business –
– Update from County Commission Meeting from Mayor Jimmy Wilkins: George Huntsinger with Douglas County Farm Bureau and Sarah Plinsky were all for adding additional representatives. Biggest concern for rural residents is commissioner representatives that don’t live in the county. There will be some sort of survey that that goes out, and the county will review in 60 days.
– City council looked over the current applications. Job posting is still up for another week.
At 8:02pm Councilwoman Stephanie Confer motioned to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Mayor Jimmy Wilkins declared executive session out at 8:17pm.

8:18PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk