City Council Meeting Minutes June 20th, 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 were present at roll call. Councilman Owen Mallonee arrived at 7:02pm. Councilman Matt Roberts, Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Clerk Lynley Sanford were absent. The following were also present: Jamin Nally, Mitchell Skidmore and Sandy Nichols.

Tim McNish motioned to approve the meeting minutes for June 6th, 2022. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 3 yeas, 0 nays

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bills before the council, Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 3 yeas, 0 nays

7:02pm – Owen Mallonee arrived

Jamin Nally spoke to the council regarding a drainage hole that is starting to washout under the road. Concerned about cars hugging the inside of the curve, and road may give out or someone may drive into the hole. Council will look at installing a curb inlet box as a solution.

Old Business
– De-annexation request and steps moving forward –an amendment or new request is anticipated –Richard Nichols has been asked to provide an updated request. Waiting on that to move forward. Jeff Heiman recommends going through planning commission first, then send recommendation to city council.

New Business
Rance business – Part time employee situation – council to consider a 2nd full time position. The current part time employee is looking for other jobs. City will need to look for another employee when the position opens. Would the council be interested in looking for a full time employee? Ideally the candidate would be trained and get certifications to take over for Rance when he retires. Council will review salary and post at higher rate to attract applicants. Consider starting rate at $20/hr.
• Owen Mallonee motioned to approve to advertise for full time assistant superintendent position for $ Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
– Chemical pumps – new style will be ordered.
Lynley Business – Planning Commission – No updates from 6/8/2022 meeting
Pedestrian Plan update – Tabled until next meeting 7/5

– Concern regarding old Joe Stauffer property – question about previous land use – being Agricultural land with horses and cows, concern environmental impact/contamination? No concerns that council is aware of.

City improvement project status updates:
• Completed: Park trees removed, stumps have been ground, water fountain removed, extra rock around stairs in front of community building.
• Project considerations: That are tabled until next meeting for further discussion
1. Digital corner marquee
2. Re-landscape park to include back fill eroded areas around pavilion and stairs and near ramp (South of the community building)
3. Cedar fascia boards around pavilion roof needs replaced. Pavilion needs power washed and re-sealed.

7:30 PM – Owen Mallonee motioned to adjourn. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Stephanie Confer, Council President