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The Linn County Commissioners met on Monday, Dec. 12, opening their meeting with the approval of the minutes of the last meeting. That was followed by a motion to approve the payment of claims in the amount of $362,452.01.

Commissioners then approved adds and abates 2022-773-792, resulting in an $891 change.

Commissioner Jim Johnson then read the Sheriff’s weekly report into the record, which noted that the first group of inmates on the U.S. Marshals Service contract had arrived at the jail on Dec. 5 and a payment of $40,027.50 was received last week from Wyandotte County for their farm-in inmates.

Commissioners approved a renewal of the agreement with the Lake Region Solid Waste Authority on a 3-0 vote.

Linn County Health Department Director Missy Lancaster then asked commissioners about the $4,700 annual agreement for the testing machine the county purchased and provided commissioners with numbers on tests conducted this year for flu, RSV and Covid. After a short discussion commissioners voted 3-0 to approve the agreement.

Linn County Attorney Burton Harding spoke to commissioners regarding two very different outcomes in two very similar cases. (See related article in this edition.)

Public Works Administrator Shaun West reported cost/benefit analysis on the landfill begins this week. West stated he had spoken to people with the state, as well as the engineer, about raising the current cells to extend the life of the current location and should have numbers by next week.

Commissioner Danny McCullough then asked about current operators and West replied one had been hired just last week. 

Linn County Planning and Zoning Administrator Darin Wilson submitted a list of fee changes to the commissioners that he would like to enact for 2023. Wilson noted that if the county were to hire a building codes officer, the county could purchase a study guide for said officer and the test would cost roughly $200.

“Third party inspections are pretty pricey according to nearby counties,” Wilson stated.

He added that the county would have to adopt building codes but added that the codes, such as the International Building Codes do not have to be adopted in full. No action was taken on the matter during the meeting.

Commissioners then entered into a 10-minute executive session with commissioner-elect Jason Hightower and West for a five minute session for personnel and a five minute session for legal matters. The personnel portion of that session was extended by 10 minutes.

Following the session, commissioners approved the resignation of Jeremy Willard effective Jan. 2, 2023.

Commissioners then heard from Michael Clancy with Renodry USA regarding a piece of equipment they offer for sale that will keep ground moisture out of masonry brick and rock; in particular, in older buildings such as the courthouse. Commissioners directed Clancy to speak with West in regards to the test.

Don George, Kansas Wildlife and Parks Fisheries Biologist, then spoke to commissioners regarding his willingness to work with the county to help with the proposed swimming area at the Linn County Park and Marina. West noted the swimming area has to be approved by both Evergy and Kansas Wildlife and Parks and George has agreed to work with the county toward that goal. (See related article in this edition.)

MEETINGS

LINN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - Monday, October 23, 2023

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The Linn County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 23, and began their weekly meeting with the approval of the minutes of the last meeting followed by the approval of claims in the amount of $272,818.97. Linn County Rural Fire Chief Randy Hegwald presented... [More]

LA CYGNE CITY COUNCIL - Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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Among actions at the regular La Cygne council meeting last Wednesday, Oct. 18, was a split vote in which the city accepts a draft agreement for title search and warranty deed preparation of seven lots at 402 S. Broadway in exchange for absorbing a $16,400 house demolition bill.... [More]

LINN VALLEY CITY COUNCIL - Monday, October 23, 2023

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The Linn Valley City Council held its bi-monthly meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 23, 2023, with Mayor Cindy Smith presiding and all council members present.    Following approval of the October 9th and October 14th meeting minutes, Mayor Smith opened the floor... [More]

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NEWS

Linn County P&Z changes setbacks on quarry CUP

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Following instructions from Linn County Planning and Zoning Chair Paul Porter to the Planning and Zoning Commission stemming from a letter received from La Cygne resident Stephanie Walker concerning open meetings rules, Porter urged the commission to avoid any correspondence... [More]

Commission denies quarry CUP

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Action follows unseconded motion to accept   Linn County commissioners have denied a conditional use permit (CUP) for a proposed rock quarry. At Tuesday’s weekly meeting, delayed a day because of Monday’s federal Memorial Day holiday observance, a 2-1 vote,... [More]

USD 362 moves closer to daycare option

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District to seek bids on old bus barn repurposing   Prairie View Unified School District 362 is moving closer to providing a daycare option for pre-school 3- and 4-year-olds beginning this fall. On a 6-1 vote at their May 21 monthly meeting, the board of education... [More]

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SPORTS

Jayhawk Linn boys’ track team places seventh at State

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The Jayhawk Linn track team sent 20 athletes to the State tournament in Wichita on May 24 and 25. The Hawks did well at the tournament especially the boys’ team which placed seventh overall with 39 team points. Moundridge won State for the 2A boys with 55 points while Inman... [More]

Prairie View track has multiple medal winners at State

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Wichita on May 24-25 to compete in the 3A State tournament. The Buffalos did well as they had boy and girl medal winners and the defending State champion girls’ team placed 10th this year with a team score of 23 points. Smoky Valley... [More]

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