City Council Meeting Minutes January 3, 2022


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 Superintendent Rance Roberts, City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Attorney Jeff Heiman. No resident or township members in attendance.

Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the meeting minutes for December 20, 2021 Stephanie Confer 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

Oaths of office were taken by: Jimmy Wilkins for Mayor Position, Owen Mallonee and Tim McNish for City Council Member position.

Mayor Jimmy Wilkins appointed the following: City Newspaper: L.J. World, City Attorney Jeff Heiman, City Clerk Lynley Sanford, City Treasurer Tabetha Mallonee, Council President Stephanie Confer, Current MPO representations: Tim McNish-Streets, Mary Jane Hoffer – Trash, Matt Roberts – Water, Owen Mallonee-Waste Water, Stephanie Confer-Parks.
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the appointments as presented by Mayor Jimmy Wilkins, Stephanie Confer seconded the motion, Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

City attorney Jeff Heiman will be at the next City Council meeting.

– Patch repair completed on water plant settling tank, it is not leaking. Will get pain on it soon.
– High service pump is leaking and needs repaired at water plant. Bid for replacement from Alliance pump and mechanical.
Matt Roberts motioned to approve the bid from Alliance pump, Owen Mallonee seconded the motin. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Patchen rebuilt a lagoon aerator motor. It is ready for pickup, just updating on cost. It was about $1786, but a new motor is over $3000. Will get it picked up in the next week.

– Resolution 314 for 2022 GAAP waiver presented to city council.
Tim McNish motioned to approve resolution 314 exempting the City from the GAAP requirements of state statue. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Resolution 315 for Community Pride Foundation – renewal for City Support. Matt Roberts motioned to approve the resolution for continued support of the community pride organization. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
Old Business
– David Burbank property – no current improvements. Council would like to wait until the City Attorney is present to pass a nuisance violation resolution, please put on next agenda.
– Updates on 339 Halderman – the bank now has the property titled in their name, they have a 30 day hold of contents before they are allowed to start cleaning up. The 30 days should expire by council meeting on 1/18/22.
– City Council discussed how they would like to start the process of dealing with or providing opportunities for economic development or a revolving loan fund. Dave Hill is opening the account for us at his bank this week. He is willing to help set up a revolving loan fund, and would like to hold a meeting to think about how/what/when to help attract incubator businesses.
New Business
– Municipal Insurance is coming up to renew, think about property valuations and coverage, make sure we have things insured well.
– Council discussed thoughts on city improvements/beautifications such as a splash pad, new digital marquee, park improvements such as additional lighting, better drainage, new equipment pieces, Christmas pole decorations and a large park Christmas tree.
– An informational news article was provided to the city council regarding cell towers.

7:44 PM – Matt Roberts motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk