February 21, 2023 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, Steve Freeman and Owen Mallonee were present at roll call. Council Member Stephanie Confer was absent. City Superintendent Rance Roberts, Assistant Superintendent Kyle Morgison and City Clerk Lynley Sanford were also present. The following residents or township members present included: Sharon Bunce, Susan Wood, Belinda Janes, Renate & Chad Rea and Jason Hoskinson with BG Consultants.
Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the February 6, 2023 Council Meeting Minutes. Steve Freeman seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Tim McNish motioned to approve the bills. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Jason Hoskinson – Talked to the City Council regarding the sidewalk project in regards to looking at the easements that the city will want to try to get. The next steps in staking and appraising the easements. Jason provided the council with a couple of bids for the easement appraisals if the City would like to take that next step.
Owen Mallonee motioned to move forward with staking of the survey easement and appraisal. Steve Freeman seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Owen Mallonee motioned to use Ron Aul with Aul Appraisal to appraise and assess the value of each easement the City will need for the sidewalk project. So long as the cost of the total appraisal is what was quoted. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
Council reviewed the project budget and approximate costs assessed to each leg of the project. No other decisions were made.
Chad and Renate Rae were present to meet the City Council in person and to talk about what their plans are for the former Kroeger Country Store are. Will be applying for on and off premise consumption liquor licenses. Will have meats for sale, coffee and ice cream, gifts and simple grocery’s.
Kyle Morgison was present to talk with the City Council about his first 6 months with the City.
7:55pm – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to go into executive session for 5 minutes to discuss matters of non-elected personnel and asked that Rance Roberts Stay. Steve Freeman seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays (Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer, Steve Freeman, Owen Mallonee) – Stephanie Confer absent
Mayor called the regular meeting back to order at 8:02P
8:04P – Owen Mallonee motioned to go back into executive session for 10 minute to discuss matters of non-elected personnel and asked that Kyle Morgison stay. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
(Tim McNish, Mary Jane Hoffer, Steve Freeman, Owen Mallonee) –Stephanie Confer absent.
Mayor called the regular meeting back to order at 8:15P
– Water plant update – Air relief valve repaired – will be installing next week on high service pump.
– Lagoon update – upcoming inspection March 6th
– Have had some issues with aerators going down, Cell 1 lagoon okay, Cell 2 we have 2 out of 3 aerators working.
– Still having issues with filamentous algae, working on finding a way to kill off the algae before it surfaces. Otherwise our wastewater discharge permit limits are excellent and the water is clear you can see to the bottom.
– Douglas County MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) is needed a new representative for the City of Lecompton. This is a non-voting term – so not much obligation. Owen Mallonee volunteered for this position.
– Newsletter Review – would like to have updates back by end of week or middle of next week or next Monday at the latest so we can print and get mailed out.
– City Council would like to discuss sewer rates – possible increase at the March 20th meeting. Please provide public notice in the newsletter, on the billing cards, on social media and postings around town.
– City council to consider Easter Egg donation – Owen Mallonee motioned to approve a donation to the annual Easter Egg hunt of $375.00. Tim McNish seconded the motion. Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays
– City Council reviewed Chip n’ Seal bids for the South end of town. The bids we have are from Douglas County and Approved paving. The City Council would like to get additional information from Approved paving before awarding the bid.
– Susan Wood provided information to the City Council regarding codification and getting City Code online through Ransom Code. There is a fee to get the code updated and online initially and then an annual maintenance fee of $1000.00 The City Council agreed to forward the information on to the City Clerk.
– No old business was discussed
– It was noted that there were concerns/frustrations over information regarding the sidewalk project not getting out there enough to residents. Residents were feeling ill-informed. It was felt that those who would be directly affected by easements should have received more direct contact from the City
9:15 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Steve Freeman seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays
Lynley Sanford, City Clerk