March 18th, 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, Steve Freeman and Owen Mallonee were present at roll call. Council Member Stephanie Confer was absent. City Superintendent Rance Roberts and City Clerk Lynley Sanford were also present. Residents or Township members present included Sandy Gantz and City Accountant Sean Gordon.

Troy Clark motioned to approve the meeting minutes from February 20th, 2024. Steve Freeman seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to approve the meeting minutes from March 4th, 2024. Troy Clark seconded the motion. 1 correction was noted – should remove “was absent to provide updates” next to Kyle Morgison.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Steve Freeman motioned to approve the bills. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Sandy Gantz spoke with the City Council about the Perry-Lecompton Community Library Summer reading program. The City Council discussed previous donation of $300.
Owen Mallonee motioned to approve a donation of $350 to the summer reading program. Mary Jane Hoffer seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays

Sean Gordon was present to review the 2023 audit with the Lecompton City Council. No financial issues were found, accounts were in good standing. Sean Gordon reminded the City clerk to send a pdf copy to the State Chief Financial Officer and a check for $300 for filing.

Rance provided an update to the City Council regarding the water plant, wells and the practice of pigging the lines.

Lynley –
– Updated the City Council regarding a city business credit card for employee Kyle Morgison. Finally all the paperwork has been approved on their end, and his card should arrive in 7-10 days.
– Updated the City Council regarding the KRWA water conference and whos attending. Employee Kyle will attend all 3 days so the 3/26-3/28 with plans to take the water operator exam on the final day. Rance will attend 3/27 and the morning of 3/28.
– The next construction meeting will be on Wednesday 3/27 at 9am – Council Member Mary Jane Hoffer mentioned she would like to attend the next meeting. Starting on 3/18 the culvert tube on Boone Street will start the process so the street will be closed to through traffic. All residents have been notified that would be affected by an emergency water shut off. There were some storage tanks found in the ground and KDHE has been contacted. They may be required to be remediated, will provide updates as we find out more.

New Business
– City Council reviewed a letter from resident Kevin Quigley regarding concern with ash falling on his property from the burning at the lagoons. After discussion of the considerations generally taken when preparing to burn and reviewing other potential areas to have a natural burn area, the council stated they would take the concern under advisement but made no further decisions.
– City Council reviewed the municipal insurance coverages and property.
– City Council was presented Ordinance 836 which fixes the fee for temporary event liquor sales. The change in the fee schedule was due to a change in the State Statute that regulates that.
Mary Jane Hoffer Motioned to approve Ordinance 836. Owen Mallonee seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.
– The City Council reviewed an application for a temporary liquor permit from HillCreek Market for the Vintage Iron Revelry on May 4th. The City Council would like to discuss the application more at the next City Council meeting with the City Attorney present.
– Mayor Wilkins spoke to the council regarding the changes to paying out vacation and sick leave that was voted on last year indicating that it really didn’t outline payouts for employees who retired or left employment. The City Council asked to pull up what was paid out for Justin VanWinkle when he left and to see what other neighboring communities do and provide that information at the next meeting.

8:12pm – Mary Jane Hoffer motioned to adjourn. Steve Freeman seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4 yeas, 0 nays.

Lynley Sanford, City Clerk