City Council Meeting Minutes October 18, 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. Resident or township members in attendance included Elsie Middleton and Susan Wood.

Matt Roberts motioned to approve the meeting minutes for October 8, 2021. One correction to change the number for yeas for the approved motion for adjournment for that meeting. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion with the correction. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

Old Business
– City council reviewed the cleanup progress at 214 Elmore. The North meadow has been mowed. Around the house, water meter, and the yard areas had been mowed. It looks like the stove had been removed. The Council discussed and decided there was enough improvement to table any continuation of nuisance abatement at this time, but encourage the property owners to continue to maintain the grounds.
Councilman McNish noted that as we address these property issues for grass height violations, that we should be addressing all property’s the same and the property at 225 Halderman has grass over 12” in height. The property owner for 225 Halderman, Elsie Middleton was in attendance for this meeting and said she would take a look and if it needs mowed, she would have it mowed.
– City council reviewed input from the City Attorney Jeff Heiman regarding property at 520 E. Third Street. The council had previously requested a letter be sent to repair a section of roofing on a small addition of the home that had caved in. The property owner David Burbank reported back to the council in May that he was not physically able to address the roofing issue at the time because he had sustained a foot injury that left him temporarily impaired. The City Attorney thought instead of sending a cleanup letter that maybe the council would like to move forward with an order of violation due to the length of time given to address correcting this issue.
Councilman Owen Mallonee motioned to approve sending the order of violation. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Lagoon Electrical and Lift Station electrical updates – They are in progress, have been waiting for a call from Evergy regarding clearing out of the trees, but have nothing at this time.
– City Council reviewed 5 bids for installing new furnaces in the water plant. The plan is to put 2 units on the mezzanine of the office space in the water plant. Run 1 row of duct work down 1 side of the the plant, and then the other would have a short duct. After reviewing bids Stephanie Confer motioned to approve the bid from Dunco Heating and air, Matt Roberts seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Radiant heat for the maintenance building. The City has only received 1 bid, the council would like to see 1 more bid before awarding it to a company. Mayor Wilkins will reach out to his contact at Dunco to see if they will submit a bid and then revisit next council meeting.

New Business
– The windows in the community pride building 1st floor mens/womens restroom have been replaced
– South West corner of the Ft. Titus room in the Community Pride building is very soft. At this time this area will need to remain blocked off until the room is not being used so repairs can be made. Lynley can go ahead and get 150sq ft. of the matching vinyl planking to have on hand for when repairs are made.

– City council discussed rescinding approved bid to Hicks concrete for the shoulder work on woodson ave at 540 E. Woodson. Council asked that before they rescind it, that someone contact Jim Hicks to get a timeline for completed work, let him know, if he can’t complete the job in 2 weeks, then the council will need to look at going with someone else.

Rance –
– Reviewed with the Council bids for the flat pad work at the maintenance building. Bids were received from Approved paving, Dultmeir, and all about construction. Matt Roberts motioned to approve the bid from All about Construction. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Lynley –
– No updates

Mayor Jimmy Wilkins Thanked councilman Owen Mallonee for all of his donated time in helping superintendent Rance Roberts around town. Getting bids for the water plant, helping with getting the boiler prepped for inspection and being put back into service.

Councilman Tim McNish asked if we were any closer to getting the skid loader or the trailer on purple wave. There was no further comment on this.

8:13 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk