December 4, 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, Steve Freeman and Owen Mallonee were present at roll call. City Superintendent Rance Roberts, City Clerk Lynley Sanford and City Attorney Jeff Heiman were also present. The following residents or township members present included: Troy Clark

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the meeting minutes from November 20th, 2023. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

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

City Attorney Jeff Heiman did not have any current updates for the City Council.

Rance Roberts
– Update, both trucks, the flat bed and the grill guard will sell on Tuesday December 5th at 10am.
– Checked on the leak at the Community Pride building and tried to locate where the water came in from. There was no obvious signs of water coming into the building. No signs of it coming from the fire suppression system or from the boiler pipes. Will check into it further when it rains again.
– Phone and internet has been set up at the new Maintenance building.
– Lead/Copper results came back, no detected amounts were anywhere close to limits. Discussed with the City Council the EPA expectation of being responsible to the last flowing tap in each house on municipal water services.

Lynley – Updates for City Council
– Presented to the Council a consideration for annexation of land to the City Limits. The city council discussed and would consider proceeding. Asked for an Ordinance for annexation be prepared for the next City Council meeting.
– City of Argonia lost their Christmas Pole light decorations in an unfortunate event. Would the City Council consider donating the lights to Argonia if they are interested? The general consensus of the City Council is yes, donate them if Argonia is interested.

New Business
– Urban Boundary/growth area. Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization is not familiar with any growth areas for Lecompton. City Clerk Lynley Sanford has done some research, in 2004 the Lecompton planning/zoning commission was being created and it is expressed in the Lecompton Comprehensive Plan that Lecompton has an urban growth area. It was talked about in February of 2005 at a City council meeting, but not much other information has been found at this point.
– The 3 C.D.’s that matured at 1st State Bank & Trust came were moved at maturity into a money market account at 1st State Bank & Trust.
– Bank Mid-West provided information about a special 9 month C.D. that carries 5% interest rate. Beginning balance to open a C.D. is $20,000. The City Council would like to know the exact dollar amount in the 1st State Bank & Trust money market to further consider moving funds.

Old Business
– City Council considered bids for codification from 2 businesses. Ransom and American Legal Services.
Stephanie Confer motioned to approve the bid for codification from Ransom to update the City Code. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yays/0 nays

– Council member Mary Jane Hoffer mentioned she was text messaged a picture of the White City Truck parked in the Handicap spot in front of City Hall.
– City Council talked about road treatment

– It was asked if the frame on the new 1-ton truck had been undercoated. City Super intendent Rance Roberts said no, he was waiting on contact information from Mayor Wilkins. Mayor Wilkins apologized for not getting back with Rance, but his contact does not have a heavy enough lift to lift that truck to do the work. Council recommended that a do-it-yourself kit and doing it at the shop would be the way to go.

7:50 Tim McNish motioned to go into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel matters. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

8:05pm Mayor Wilkins brought the City Council meeting back into open session

8:06pm Tim McNish motioned to go back into executive session for 10 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel matters. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays

8:16pm Mayor Wilkins brought the City Council meeting back into open session

8:18pm – Tim McNish motioned to adjourn. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk