City Council Meeting Minutes June 21, 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, Mary Jane Hoffer, Stephanie Confer, Owen Mallonee and Matt Roberts were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Accountant Jim Long. Residents or township members in attendance included Greg Howard, Morgan Haney, and Scott Clement.

Stephanie Confer motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the June 7, 2021. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

City Accountant Jim Long was present to discuss the 2022 budget. After reviewing the information the City Council had no changes, The new statutes set by senate bill 13 was discussed, our mill levy does not put us over, so no special meeting for that will need to be held at this time. The council decided to set the budget hearing for July 19th 2021 at 6:55pm.

A resident called City Hall after an injury was sustained from an overthrown Frisbee at the Frisbee golf course. The City Council discussed what could be done. The property is owned by the school district, and a local resident headlined the project and is deemed caretaker of the system. The council will reach out to the resident that upkeeps the golf course to see if the goal could be moved to hopefully avoid this situation in the future.

The City Council and PRIDE president Greg Howard agreed that the study session would begin at 6:30 PM on July 14th. Public notice will be put up on City Facebook page and other local postings.

Council Woman Mary Jane Hoffer spoke to the council regarding fundraising for the Church back to school supply kits. Fundraising is typically done through community dinners and other events, but no events were held in 2020. She asked if the City would consider making a donation. The kits benefit children in our school district and in our township.
Stephanie Confer motioned to donate $500 for back to school supplies, Matt Roberts seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays, and Mary Jane Abstained.

Resident Denise Collette was not present to present her idea of a Christmas Parade, but City Clerk Lynley Sanford provided some small background info regarding this. The idea is for those in the community who own side by sides, atv’s, golf carts and the like to decorate their unit up and do a parade through town, just for something fun to do. Maybe coordinate it with the Santa parade? The council thought it was a great idea, and to have her get ahold of Morgan Haney who is working to do event coordination through Lecompton Community Pride.

Scott Clement spoke to the City Council regarding the flea market event held downtown Lecompton on June 5th. It was another successful year, there were able to raise $550 through event rental space fees, after paying for advertising online they had a remainder of $250 to donate to the Lecompton food pantry. The event had steady all day traffic. Scott asked if the City would allow a fall flea market on October 2nd. The general consensus of the City Council was yes, to proceed with holding the event.

Rance Roberts
– Lagoon updates – aerator in cell 1 is back online. 1 aerator in cell 2 is back online. Still battling some algae growth on cell 2 and 3, but have been dipping some out, which seems to be helping.

Lynley Sanford
– Update from Douglas County Fire District. The full time position for staffing the Lecompton building has been posted.
– Updated issued with PRIDE HVAC system – Councilman Owen Mallonee suggested contacting Andy Schlink and look at putting in shut off switches or a condensate pump.

New Business
– Mayor Wilkins brought up observing the Federal Holiday July 4th. He said the City will observe the Holiday on Monday July 5th, so the next council meeting will be Tuesday July 6th.

Old Business
– The City Council reviewed the GIS mapping of the area on East Seventh street where property owner Daryl Foster had concerns that drivers were cutting the inside corner to sharp and had damage his fence. The City Council reviewed the aerial view with the road right of way, it was realized that the fence is inside the right of way for the road. The City Council asked that Daryl be notified that they would not take any action, and would recommend he move the fence out of the road right of way.
– Utility connection ordinances were reviewed
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve ordinance 830 for water connection, Owen Mallonee seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
Stephanie Confer motioned to approve ordinance 831 for sewer connection, Matt Roberts seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

8:43 PM – Matt Roberts motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk