January 17, 2023 City Council Meeting Minutes


7:00 P.M. City Council President Stephanie Confer brought the Lecompton City Council Meeting to order at 327 Elmore St. Lecompton, KS. Council Members Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer, Steve Freeman, and Owen Mallonee were present at roll call. City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Clerk Lynley Sanford were also present. The following residents or township members present included: Jamin Nally and Paul Bahnmaier

Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the January 3rd, 2023 Council Meeting Minutes. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Paul Bahnmaier spoke to the City Council regarding the house at 405 E. Woodson ave and presented a water painting (by Ellen Duncan) of the home in its original condition. Paul also presented historical information regarding the house and personal stories. The council thanked Paul for his additional information.

Daryl Foster was not present, but Clerk Sanford did inform the council that Daryl had called regarding the damage done to the roadway on 7th street and damage to his driveway from the AT&T boring incident. Superintendent Rance Roberts is working on getting square footage and estimates for that repair, which will be late spring/early summer. Superintendent Roberts indicated he has smoothed out and added rock as best he can to patch the road for now.

Rance –
– Hatchers dogs have been out multiple times through-out the day every day for almost 2 weeks. City Council would like an update from the Hatchers regarding spay/neuter and vaccinating of the dogs and when they will rehome the remaining puppies and updates on building the fence.
– Air relief valve for high service pump. Had ordered 2 new ones, they are being re-designed and the rubber diaphragm is not passing quality control, so they are still on back order. Rance worked with the salesman at Alliance pump, and he has ordered 2 rebuild kits and their mechanical department is going to rebuild them for us, Rance will re-install.
– Media for water plant – it’s 15 years old, we know it needs to be replaced by 20 yrs. Need to get quotes on the media, Rance plans to work with KRWA to find the right media and obtain bids from vendors.

Lynley –
– Council input in hosting a children’s pop-up clothing store for the community provided by Community Children’s Center. Council discussed it and would rather not have a pop-up event like this in our community at this time.
Old Business

New Business
– Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve electrical permit for generator installation 23-301. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays
– Council reviewed damages invoice from AT&T incident. Rance is working on accurate asphalt charges, once that amount is updated it is okay to send.
– Council and Mayor pay have not been increased in 10 years. The Council discussed pay increases and COLA increase of about 10% and decided they would feel more comfortable waiting for Mayor Wilkins to be present at the Next meeting. Council recommended adding to that discussion employee pay and employee policies.
– Council asked that the Clerk reach out to the owners that purchased the Kroeger store to have them come in introduce themselves and the plan for the store.

8:15 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk