March 4, 2024 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 Troy Clark, Mary Jane Hoffer, Stephanie Confer, Steve Freeman and Owen Mallonee were present at roll call. City Attorney Jeff Heiman, Assistant City Superintendent Kyle Morgison and City Clerk Lynley Sanford were also present. Residents or Township members present included Paul Bahnmaier.

City Council reviewed council meeting minutes from February 20th, but they did not motion to approve minutes. It was discovered that there was a mix up in the meeting minutes. Corrected minutes will be presented at the next council meeting.

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

Jeff Heiman was present but did not have any updates for the City council.

Paul Bahnmaier presented to the City Council a unique piece of history information. In 1859 a governor for California was elected he was running as a Lecompton Democrat. The city of Lecompton was a nationally known city of the time.
Paul also thanked the City Council for allowing angle parking downtown during the Bleeding Kansas Lecture Series. There were over 700 attendees at the lectures.
Paul also mentioned that the sidewalks were looking great.

Kyle Morgison –
– The new Hawkins Hydro Instruments RPH 260 Chlorine analyzer has been ordered. It is expected to be delivered and installed in 45 days or sooner.
– Calls have been placed to have wells acidized and lines pigged, but it has not been scheduled yet.
– Kyle updated the city council over some areas of town where spontaneous occurrences of brown water has occurred. Rance believes this has happened because the post chlorine analyzer had a hiccup and hyper-chlorinated the system, which broke loose some sediment in the lines. Kyle stated he flushed hydrants today and no further issues are expected.

Lynley –
– Provided the City Council a bid from fast sign for replacing 5 wooden marker signs with new metal signs at the following locations: Radical UB Church, Rowena Park, Windsor Hotel, Lane University, and Pioneer Cemetery.
Stephanie Confer motioned to approve the bid from fast signs, Troy Clark seconded the motion. The council added that the 4×4 posts should also be replaced and black lag bolts should be used to match the aesthetic.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
– Updated the City Council that a 3 year contract with Letchers ECI for elevator inspection monitoring was executed. They are working with MEI to get us scheduled.

Old Business
– Sidewalk progress: 3rd and Halderman culvert, was planned to be a 15” tube, but it really needed an 18”. So an 18” was installed. Everything else seems to be going well.

New Business
– City Council reviewed the annual health insurance plan options for Lecompton City Employees.
Stephanie Confer motioned to approve the Blue Cross and Blue Shield MT:207 Gold SG-1500/25 Plan with the city covering the employee cost. Owen Mallonee Seconded the motion. It was added that there are no guarantees that the city will continue to cover employee insurance premiums next year.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.
7:55pm – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Stephanie Confer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 5 yeas, 0 nays.

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk