June 6, 2022 LECOMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
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 absent. The following were also present: City Superintendent Rance Roberts, City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City attorney Jeff Heiman. Residents or township members in attendance included Morgan Shockley-Haney, Susan Wood, Richard Nichols, Mike Coffman, Jeff & Tammy Morris, Elsie Middleton, and Bill Edwards (for Patricia Edwards)
Matt Roberts motioned to approve the meeting minutes for May 16th, 2022 Stephanie Confer seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays
Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bills before the council, Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays
1. – Richard Nichols – Vacant property at E 600 & Diagonal Rd. – health nuisance violation. City asked that the barn be knocked down, which it was. The issue now is cleaning up the debris. Richard said he needed more time to accomplish the cleanup. He has had equipment issues.
• Matt Roberts motioned for a continuance until July 5th, 2022. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yay, 0 nay
• Richard Nichols presented paperwork requesting all his property inside the city limits be de-annexed from the City on the grounds that he does not receive any city benefits (no utilities) and the land use is Agricultural with no plans to subdivide or build upon.
2. Mike Coffman – 645 E. Second – Mike indicated that he was selling the property to Casey Pollard. He is not physically able bodied enough to take care of the property and needs assistance. The truck, vehicles and boat on his property are all licensed and insured. Requests a 30 day extension.
• Mary Jane Hoffer motioned for a continuance until July 5th, 2022. Matt Roberts seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
• Clarification for specifics about clean up include trimming up overgrown trees, trim grass/weeds and pick up trash in the tree line and around property.
3. Patricia Edwards – Bill Edwards present on her behalf – 530 E. Third St. – Accessory structure violation – roof on the accessory structure has holes in it, and garage door is damaged. Bill indicated that his mother is 75 years old, is blind and isn’t physically able to take care of this issue. She lives on a fixed income from social security. Bill lives out of town and stops by to take care of lawn and stuff, but hasn’t had time to tackle the roof issue.
• Matt Roberts motioned for a continuance until July 5th, 2022. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
4. Jeff & Tammy Morris – 405 E. Woodson – Environmental code concern – house has holes in the roof, concern over siding and windows. Jeff indicated that he has a roll off dumpster coming next week to start renovating the home. Jeff asked if it was okay to put up temporary fencing. The general consensus of the City council is a construction fence would be good.
Matt Roberts motioned for a continuance until July 5th, 2022. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
5. Steve Fischer – 409 Whitfield – not able to be at the meeting, council asked that he be at the continuance meeting on July 5th, 2022
6. Willis residence – 421 Elmore – not asked at this meeting, the daughter Bonnie indicated that they had been cleaning up, it is agreed that things had been picked up, and more organized in the driveway. The City Council will keep an eye on it, and would like to see continued improvement.
– Sarah Lock – had requested to hold meeting at Community Building for 4H, but was not present at the City Council meeting. The council would like more information from Sarah, which group (which county) they are with and what their expectations are to use the building.
– After the public hearing regarding the properties, just a reminder to keep an eye on 421 Elmore. They have made some progress, just make sure they keep making progress.
– Met with executive director of the Lawrence/Douglas County Humane society and their legal counsel regarding assistance with the City’s animal control code. They are open to having more discussion and changing verbiage to partner with Lecompton in regards to the keeping on animals in regards to dogs/cats so the language in the code more coincides with the regulations of the human society.
– Update –all equipment has sold on purple wave and pick up has been completed.
– Pride building – has a gutter leaking and it is leaking into the foundation into the Ft. Titus room.
– Regional hazard mitigation plan. This paperwork is to participate. If we do not sign it, we may lose the opportunity to participate in FEMA in a natural disaster emergency. Stephanie Confer motioned to approve participated in the regional hazard mitigation plan. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas 0 nays.
– CDBG public funding concerns for City Utility improvements. CDBG is re-considering the ability for small city utilities to apply for funding assistance for water/wastewater or utility improvements. It has been asked that city’s write a letter voicing concern in regards to the potential change. Stephanie Confer agreed to edit the letter.
– Looked at letter from 2020 Census regarding group housing edits. Does not apply to use, no further action to be taken.
– Part time employee David Koone was hired.
– Douglas County Emergency Management Board position. Time for new appointment. Casey Quigley has been our representative and he would continue to do so if the City Council would like him too. Tim McNish motioned to approve the appointment of Casey Quigley to represent the City of Lecompton on the Emergency Management Board. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
– The City purchased a 2017 F-250 for new truck.
– It should be noted that the funds received for the sales of the equipment should be deposited into the equipment fund.
9:06 PM – Matt Roberts motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays
Lynley Sanford, City Clerk