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Mayor Mike Frisbie opened the Pleasanton City Council leading the flag salute then reported that a large loan the city had been paying off was due to pay off with a last payment of $22,444.

City Administrator Teresa Whitaker said that many of their loans have been paid off or are being paid down with excess money being put aside for street repair.

She informed the council that the new Ford Explorer police car that was ordered last January/February was not on Ford’s schedule and she had no idea if it ever would be. She said Ford had an issue with their Police Interceptors catching on fire.

She said Dodge opened a window to put in a spec sheet that would allow the city to purchase either a Dodge Durango or Dodge Charger in October. Dodge will tell the city how much the vehicle will cost based on government pricing, and then if ordered, take three months to build.

Whitaker said that Chevy opened a window to order cars and 22,000 orders were sent in within 24 hours. She said it was important that they got the spec sheet into Dodge so they didn’t miss the opportunity.

She told the council that EMC/Truly Insurance gave the city a check for $14,033, $1,000 more than in 2021, as a reimbursement for business on the $95,000 premium the city pays for insurance.

The 2023 budget will be published with a shift in money from the general fund to streets in order to afford a new Public Works employee.

New police officer Mason Roberts was sworn in by City Clerk April Umphenour. Roberts will attend the police academy Aug. 29 through Dec. 9.

City Attorney Burton Harding informed the council that the state is offering Kansas Open Meetings Act and Kansas Open Records Act training, both in person and online and recommended the council take advantage of it.

Councilman Jake Mattingley made a motion to pay up to $500 to cover the cost of five council people to attend the training.

Harding gave the council a dangerous animals report for them to read after several dog bites in the city. More will be done on an ordinance in the future.

Codes Officer Sandy Atkisson asked that the council address junk vehicles so the city can move them.

Public Works Administrator Joey Morrisey said his summer help has left; they continue to work on street repair and more.

The amended budget was approved for publication this week.

MEETINGS

Mound City Council - Monday, December 5, 2022

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Blue Mound City Council - Monday, December 5, 2022

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Members of the Blue Mound City Council met on Monday, Dec. 5, for their regular monthly meeting.  Under old business, the council was informed the offer to purchase a used water tower fell through. They also were told that the asphalt millings had been purchased and hauled... [More]

Linn County Commissioners - Monday, December 5, 2022

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The Linn County Commissioners met on Monday, Dec. 5, with Commissioner Danny McCullough absent from the meeting. Commissioners approved the minutes of the last meeting on a 2-0 vote then approved the payment of claims in the amount of $843,645.47. Commissioners then accepted... [More]

NEWS

SPECIAL: Blood Drive coming up

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NOTICE: There will be a blood drive at the Catholic Hall in Mound City from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13

Sentencing in robbery case continued

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In a sentencing hearing set for Friday, Dec. 2, Robert Woody III appeared in Linn County District Court in front of Judge Andrea Purvis, but instead of sentencing being handed down, the defense requested a continuance. Defense counsel Craig Cole noted his client had just brought... [More]

Short term solution to landfill issue possible

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Discussions at Monday’s Linn County Commissioner’s meeting turned to the landfill issue and the fact that, as it currently sits, the landfill is only a year and half out from closing. During Monday’s discussions, Linn County Public Works Administrator Shaun... [More]

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SPORTS

Prairie View wrestling has success at Steve Leslie Invitational

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The Prairie View wrestling team traveled to Pleasant Hill on Dec. 2 and 3 to compete in the Steve Leslie Invitational. The boys’ team had three wrestlers place in the top four while the girls’ team had two wrestlers place in the top four. Kimmy Eastwood wrestled... [More]

Blu-Jays split runaway season openers

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Pleasanton basketball teams began their season Friday with a split varsity decision at Prairie Village-Kansas City Christian (KCC), the girls winning 39-19 while the boys took a 60-31 loss. Both teams now have two games upcoming at this week’s early-season round-robin... [More]

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