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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

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

SPECIAL: Commissioners notified a complaint of ouster has been filed

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During the meeting on Monday, June 17, Commissioners were notified by Linn County Public Works Administrator Shaun West that he had filed a complaint of ouster against Commissioner Jim Johnson with the County Attorney’s office. West prefaced the notification with... [More]

Commissioners learn KDOT willing to renegotiate Hell’s Bend Bridge

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Accept new offer and approve moving forward on project   During the Commissioner’s meeting on Monday, June 17, County Counselor Mark Hagen stated the county had been contacted by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and recommended commissioners go into... [More]

USD 362 Board approves childcare project

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After many discussions on whether USD 362 should provide childcare for district children and staff, the board voted 4-1 to approve funding the program during a special meeting held Thursday, June 13. Superintendent Dr. Chris Johnson told the board with five members present... [More]

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SPORTS

Pleasanton/Jayhawk Linn trapshooting team competes at State Tournament

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The Pleasanton/Jayhawk Linn trapshooting team traveled to Sedgwick on June 15-16 to compete in the Kansas Trap Shooting State Tournament. The team brought Novice, Junior Varsity, and Varsity shooters to the event which shot in the 2A division. The team had both male and female... [More]

Prairie View trapshooting JV team places second at State

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The Prairie View trapshooting team traveled to Sedgwick on June 15-16 to compete in the Kansas Trap Shooting State Tournament. The Buffalos had competitors in the Novice, Junior Varsity, and Varsity 1A divisions. The Junior Varsity had a team score of 438 which was enough for... [More]

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