City Council Meeting Minutes October 4th, 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, and Matt Roberts were present at roll call. Councilman Owen Mallonee was absent at roll call, but arrived at 7:01pm. The following were also present: City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. Resident or township members in attendance included Richard Nichols.

Matt Roberts motioned to approve the meeting minutes for September 20, 2021. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Old Business
– Richard Nichols update on white barn, south edge of town. Plans are in progress to tear the structure down.
– Lift station/lagoon electrical is in progress, started last week with the stand platform at lagoons, lift station will be next.
– Marquee signs still waiting on bids from companies, hopefully by next council meeting.
– 339 Halderman has been mowed – Additional updates: the redemption rights for Greg Trendel have been extinguished the bank is now the legal owner. Council requests that City Attorney Jeff Heiman contact the broker and see how the progress is? What are the plans for the property? Council asks that yard maintenance is continued.
– The house on 3rd street where the roof fell in on the addition, has still not been repaired. Owen Mallonee motioned to have the City Attorney, Jeff Heiman send the property owner a letter to have the roof replaced or removed. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– 214 Elmore, some mowing has been done. Beverly Stauffer has been in contact, should have everything taken care of by October 15th.
– Bids for water-plant heat. 1 bid was received from Dunco for just the heating units. The bid did not include duct work. Will ask for the ductwork bid and councilman Owen Mallonee will request bids from 2 more sources.

Jeff Heiman –
– Spoke to the City Council regarding payroll overtime vs. comp time regulations from Kansas Department of labor.
Owen Mallonee motioned all full time employees shall have the choice annually at the beginning of the annual payroll cycle to choose to earn comp time up to 80 hrs and then have it paid out as overtime or to be paid overtime only for future pay periods going forward. Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Rance – Not in attendance

Lynley –
– Updates behalf of Rance:
– City Maintenance building – spray insulation is complete
– Electrical – utility service and wiring this is still in progress – waiting on guidance from Kaw
Valley Electric.
– Gas line update – Kansas gas has been notified for new service, planning to meet with Rance.
– Concrete pad – working on getting bids – approved paving/hicks concrete and Dultmeier
– Alley improvements, waiting for Breason excavating to get everything scheduled. Need to notify
neighbors to the east of work to be done, and if they have any concerns for them to come to a
council meeting.
– ARPA funding report has been extended to 2022.

New Business –
– Reviewed some information sent from FEMA regarding engineering models for flooding. May be of benefit to some residents.
– Reviewed information sent from Bank Midwest regarding the proposal by policy makers to report banking transaction amounts over $600 to the IRS. The impact on the banking institutions for the significant amount of information that would be generated and concerns regarding individuals right to privacy. Bank Midwest encourages people to write to congress or their local representatives regarding these concerns.

7:48 PM – Stephanie Confer motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk