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The Linn County Commissioners met for their regular weekly meeting and paid bills in the amount of $814,162.69. They approved payment no. 21 for River City Construction in the amount of $404,828.51.

Sheriff Kevin Friend’s report showed a total of 29 prisoners in-house with nine farmed out.

River City Construction project manager Warren Moody reported the fire system is installed and close to complete. He said a few things need to be done and they will schedule an inspection by the fire marshal.

They are hoping to have an open house for the new Justice Center the last of June.

Virgel Swanson, AMR, reported they had 20 calls last week with 10 transports.

Fire Chief/Emergency Manager Randy Hegwald reported six incidents last week with 249 year-to-date.

Economic Development Director Jessica Hightower who, performing some Public Works duties for Shaun West in his absence, said Public Works is getting requests to help departments move to the new Justice Center when the building is ready.

She said the airport grant was submitted and they should know the first of July if the county was successful.

She also reported that the request-for-proposal for the Phase 1 Study for industrial parks was sent out and four firms responded that they were interested in submitting a proposal.

Road Foreman Mike Nation reported that the semi that went to Inland had number 1 and 2 cylinders pitted and rusted and number 6 was not sealing; the cost to repair was $24,000.

The commissioners approved up to $25,000 to repair the two year old truck.

Cleaning ditches was discussed with the use of a wheel loader and dump trucks seeming to be the most cost effective method yet.

Commissioner Danny McCullough said he is still working to get contractors to look at the elderly meal site in Pleasanton and did not have a report yet.

The commissioners toured the Justice Center and learned that there are just a few items left to be done before the county can move into the facility.

 

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

Commissioners hear from landowners, representatives on Hell’s Bend Bridge grant

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Last week Linn County Public Works Administrator Shawn West spoke to commissioners on the Hell’s Bend bridge project noting that a decision needed to be made that day as it was due the previous Friday. West had requested and received an extension until that day. At that... [More]

Executive sessions dominate commissioners meeting

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Several resulting from commissioners’ issues with road department   This week’s meeting of the Linn County Commissioners was dominated by lengthy executive sessions; two, near the beginning were for legal advice from County Counselor Mark Hagen. The third... [More]

La Cygne sets permanent sewer project bonds

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Separate action adopts bond-related charter ordinance   Authorization providing for permanent issuance of general obligation bonds for the $6.261 million sewer rehabilitation project was unanimously approved at last Wednesday’s regular La Cygne council meeting.... [More]

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SPORTS

Jayhawk Linn track qualifies 20 for State

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The Jayhawk Linn track team traveled to Erie on May 17 to compete in the Erie 2A Regional track meet. The Hawks did very well as 20 individual athletes qualified for the State track meet in Wichita on May 24-25. The boys as a team placed third at the meet with 66 points while... [More]

Prairie View track sends 13 to State

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Fredonia on May 17 for the Fredonia 3A Regional track meet.  The meet decided who makes the 3A State track meet in Wichita on May 24-25 and the Buffalos did very well as a total of 13 athletes will compete at the State track meet.... [More]

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