September 19, 2022 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, and Matt Roberts were present at roll call. Council member Stephanie Confer and Owen Mallonee were absent. City Superintendent Rance Roberts, City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Attorney Jeff Heiman were also present. The following residents or township members present included: Susan Wood, Greg Howard, Richard Nichols, and Karen Willey.

Owen Mallonee arrived at 7:01am

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the meeting minutes for September 6th, 2022. Matt Roberts seconded the motion. Motion passed 3 yeas, 0 nays

Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills before the council, Matt Roberts seconded the motion.
3 yeas, 0 nays

Karen Willey – Introduction county commissioner

7:17pm – Tim McNish motioned to go into executive session for 15 minutes in the City Council meeting chambers to consult with the City Attorney on matters that would be deemed privileged in an attorney-client relationship. Owen Mallonee Seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yea, 0 nay

7:32pm – Mayor Jimmy Wilkins brought the City Council meeting back to open session.

City Superintendent Rance Roberts left the meeting to assist with a water leak

Property Reviews –
– 405 E Woodson Ave. was provided an extension at the last city council meeting. Nothing has been done. Jeff did contact mayor Wilkins and indicated October would be a good month from thigs to start happening on the house.
Lynley –
– Update to city council regarding weed nuisance letters: Letters sent to Eleanor Lohman, she knows she needs to mow, is not physically able to right now and she is actively looking for someone to hire to mow as her grandsons who help her have gone to college. Asking for time to get things going.
Stauffers called regarding the meadow and property around the house. Requested more time, dealing with a water main leak into the house. Also requesting to mow the field after first frost to help pollinators.
Brazee Lilly, LLC on Fifth Street was sent a letter, but have made no contact with City Hall.
– Council had asked if new employee Kyle Morgison had and EPA license to buy refrigerant, he does not. Mayor Wilkins has talked to Kyle about taking the courses through Peaselee tech to get the certification. He is interested in doing that.
– Update on Sidewalk plan – Final plan should be submitted to KDOT soon and then we will be ready to hold public meeting.
– Building permit 22-298 for Mark Sharon was present to the council for approval. Matt Roberts motioned to approve the building permit before the city council contingent on Douglas County approving it during the plan review phase. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Old Business
– 1 park rehab bid had been received, still waiting on 1 more before council reviews
– Street hole/curb inlet box, still waiting on bid submittal
New Business
– Councilman Owen Mallonee was able to meet with R.W. Vaught and Rance at the water plant to look over what is needed to up-date system controls. Mr. Vought is going to put together a parts list and estimate for upgrades and provide a presentation when complete to the City Council.
7:59 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk