City Council Meeting Minutes March 21, 2022


7:00 P.M. Councilman Tim McNish brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore St. Lecompton, KS. Council Members Mary Jane Hoffer, Matt Roberts and Owen Mallonee were present at roll call. Mayor Jimmy Wilkins and Council President Stephanie Confer were absent. The following were also present: City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Clerk Lynley Sanford. Resident or township members in attendance included Morgan Shockley, Olivia Schwyhart, Susan Wood and Paul Bahnmaier.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the meeting minutes for March 7th, 2022 Owen Mallonee seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Matt Roberts motioned to approve the bills before the council, Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Paul Bahnmaier came to talk to the City Council regarding the Hub Hall property that was donated to the K.U. Endowment association. It was originally donated to stop the 59 Highway connection. K.U. Endowment is considering selling the property.
Next topic was the post office – the blue outside drop box used to have mail pickup at 3pm. The pickup time has changed to 11:45am as last pickup without public notification of changes. The mail box truck driver that does evening pickup at 3pm does not have keys to the blue outside drop-box. There are new senate bills that might provide better service at our post office. Paul is asking that the city council wright a letter from the city to the State Senators.

Redistricting of Senators is happening – It looks as though Lecompton will be divided into East and West portion. Mike Amyx will have Lecompton East. Someone else will have Lecompton West. Essentially Lecompton will have 2 reps which makes for an odd division on community.

Rance –
– Dog issue when reading meters. 130 E. Woodson Ave. has 3 large dogs that bark and surround the superintendent when reading the meter barking right next to his face. Council asked that a letter be sent to see if dogs can be locked up during the time when meters are being read.
– Updates for the following:
The account for the E-Commerce fund has been created at Bank Midwest. The 2021 Financial audit has been completed by Gordon and Associates.
LCP has a citywide cleanup day scheduled for Sunday 4/24 from 1p-4p, meeting at Pride building then going around town to clean-up trash out ditches and around town.
– Request for 60 day permit extension for Peters garage at 2047 E. 600 rd. Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the extension, Matt Roberts seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yes, 0 nays.

Old Business
– No old business was discussed.

New Business
– Morgan Shockley and Olivia Schwyhart were present to update the council on Territorial Day events. April 16th, is the ATV fundraiser. Friday June 10th will be lawn mower & bike races, face painting and ice cream social, Saturday June 11th will be turtle/frog races (with some educational presentations). Also, this is the 40th year of Lecompton historical Society, there will be a small reenactment. The Territorial Day committee was not able to secure a carnival group, but they are working on getting inflatables. The committee does request a donation of $3000 to put towards of the expense of the inflatables. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve a donation of $3000 to Territorial Day Committee. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
– City Council discussed properties that need additional cleanup attention. Jeff Morris property at 405 E. Woodson, The fallen barn owned by Richard Nichols, Mike Coffman at 645 E. Second, Jamie Hatcher house at 130 E. Woodson, and Stauffers house at 214 N. Elmore.
– Resident Norraine Wingfield requested the City look into the ability for online bill pay. The City Council agreed that it would be worth looking into.
– The City Council was updated regarding a dog attack that happened on 3/9/2022. The full council will review at the meeting on 4/4/22.
– The Council asked if meeting attendee and resident Susan Wood had any questions or anything to add to the meeting. She said there is 1 tree that was going to be removed during the alley improvement that is still up. The council asked if the drainage off the Alley is flowing correctly, she was not sure.

7:47 PM – Matt Roberts motioned to adjourn. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk