City of Lecompton City Council Meeting Minutes September 20 ,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, Matt Roberts and Owen Mallonee were present at roll call. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Superintendent Rance Roberts. Residents or township members in attendance included Elsie Middleton and Susan Wood.

Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the meeting minutes for the September 7, 2021. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Elsie Middleton was on the agenda to speak with the City Council with concerns over the red/white barn when you first come into town. She is concerned about the safety of the structure and the possibility of it collapsing. Councilman Matt Roberts said he would speak with Richard Nichols the owner of the property and barn to see what the plans are for it.
Additionally, Elsie would like someone to look along the side of the road between the church and her driveway. There has been some erosion that has caused a wide and deep fissure that needs some attention.

Rance –
– Accrued comp time is at 245.50 hours. Would the council consider paying down?
Owen Mallonee motioned to pay down to 80 hours of comp time for Rance Roberts. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays.
Council would like to consider paying either over time or paying out comp time once a threshold is reached. Consult with City Attorney and present at next meeting.

Lynley –
– Newsletter/final review confirmed date for trunk o’treat on Elmore street – Saturday October 30th
– Reminder Flea Market is October 2, 8-4

New Business –
– Reviewed current job applicants. Kristen Niebarger applied for part-time temporary.
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve applicant Kristen Neibarger for part-time temporary employment at a rate of $15 per hours. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 Abstain (Matt Roberts).

– Soft floor in Ft. Titus room at PRIDE building. Concern over water damage or separation of subflooring from frame work. Look at drilling small hole and inserting camera to see if we can determine what’s going on.
Old Business-
– Lift station & lagoon electrical – in progress
– Alley bids/updates – met with T. Breason excavating – verbal estimate under $10,000 for alley work. Reveiwed bid from Farmer excavating.
Matt Roberts motioned to approve T. Breason excavating bid estimate for work under $10,000. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yay, 0 nay.
– Bids on digital marquee sign – bids are still in progress, looking at new support for existing structure.
– 339 Halderman, last certified return receipt mail was not picked up by Greg Trendel and was returned 9/8/2021
– Concern over grass height at 214 N. Elmore. Council asked that a weed nuisance letter be sent that includes mowing, brush removal, trash/debris, and mowing the North Meadow and to the street.
– Heat for waterplant bids – Mayor Wilkins is meeting with DUNCO heating and air and should have a bid by next meeting. Andy Schlink was not interested in the work
– Spray insulation bids from Green Factor, Black Gold and Energy MD.
Stephanie Confer motioned to approve the bid for spray insulation from Green Factor for 1 ½” spray foam insulation. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Continue to run another employment ad for 2 more weeks.

8:01 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk