February 6, 2023 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, Matt Roberts and Owen Mallonee were present at roll call. City Attorney Jeff Heiman, City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Clerk Lynley Sanford were also present. The following residents or township members present included: Jason Hoskinson, Susan Wood, Kevin Confer, Belinda Janes and Jeff Morris.

Stephanie Confer motioned to approve the February 6, 2023 Council Meeting Minutes. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the bills. Tim McNish seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Jason Hoskinson – talked to the City Council about next steps for the sidewalk grant. City Council needs to decide if they as a whole or as a small group to determine the selection criteria for construction engineering firms. (Usa LPA selection criteria form –Form 2). The City Council decided they should decide as a whole. Jason will work on contacting some appraisers for the City and getting quotes if the Council is interested in pursuing appraisals.

Jeff Morris was present to give an update regarding the property at 405 E Woodson. Has fencing up around the property and a dumpster. Will be moving man lift to the property to start working on additional repairs. Council would like to see some improvements to the exterior condition of the home.

Jeff Heiman –
– Discussed property concerns, expiration for improvement progress is March 15th.
– Discussed process and timeline format for eminent domain if easements aren’t possible.
– Continued issues with Hatchers dog getting out and being disruptive. City Council asked another letter be sent which includes fines for impoundment and registration fees.

Rance –
– Air valves for water-plant pumps have been rebuilt and need to be installed.

Lynley –
– Douglas County Heritage Council Kansas Biological Survey would like to use the Community Building on 4/22 – for a 2 hour workshop to talk about grazing land (for land owners who graze land). If possible, with the rental fee waived. Mary Jane Hoffer motioned waive the fee, Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Hill creek market owners Chad and Renate Rae provided an email update and will hopefully be at the next council meeting.

New Business
– KRWA annual conference 3/28-3/30 would the council like to send Assistant Superintendent Kyle Morgison?
Stephanie Confer motioned to approve sending Kyle to the KRWA conference. Steve Freeman seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Mary Jane Hoffer let the council know that there will be solid waste meeting and she will be at that meeting and then provide an update to the City Council.
Old Business
– Council reviewed the results from payroll survey for council and mayor. Decided to make no changes to payroll.
– City Council made not changes to employee pay and policies.
– Updates from Climate Action Plan Meeting updates from meeting at the community building
– Updates from Territorial Day Committee Meeting – Territorial Days is being moved to the fall.
– City Council asked that Kyle Morgison be present at the next City Council meeting – he has been employed for 6 months.
– City Council reviewed the renewal BCBS health insurance policy.
Owen Mallonee motioned to approve the renewal of the health insurance for the city employees. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion. Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Council asked that sewer rates be on the agenda for the next City Council meeting.
– Owen asked that the right of way certification class be re-emailed to him and to Jimmy.

8:50 PM – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk