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The Pleasanton Council met Monday night and heard from Tara Carpenter asking the council to waive the $75 water hook-up fee required for Carpenter Chiropractic. They purchased the Clinch Realty building located at 601 Holly Street from Brandon McGinnis and are set to move in April 1.

The city had no record of a water meter fee on Carpenter’s Main Street location despite them being on Main Street since 2007.

Councilman Jake Mattingley made a motion to waive the deposit that was approved by the council.

The council heard from engineer Jason Hoskinson, BG Consultants, who received approval to do a dam inspection on the East Lake dam for $2,500.

See separate story, he was also approved to begin a preliminary engineering report concerning city streets and a plan to begin repair.

The council approved placing a one-cent sales tax on the next ballot for Pleasanton voters to approve.

Following several executive sessions for trade secrets, etc., the council received the resignation of City Administrator Teresa Whitaker; see separate story.

The council discussed sand blasting the pool but decided to try to repair as much as they can and repaint it. They also approved lowering the age of lifeguards to 15 years-of-age to help in hiring new employees.

Phil Mitchell and Jay Allen, STARS program, were approved to use heavy equipment to clear land that is designated for the new motorcycle training program. STARS students will aid in running equipment and will save the city much money and get training, as well.

The council approved the in-kind use of students and asked that a liability waiver be signed by STARS.

Public Works Administrator Joey Morrisey was asked to present a “dream” list of goals. Included in that, Morrisey said he’d like to see enough staff to have certain employees designated to the water plant and other departments without trading during the day.

Also, he’d like to see a lake development and a golf course.

The council approved a revised conditional use permit for the former MeeMaw’s Restaurant building to allow for residential living for 90-days. After 90 days, the owners, Becky and Doug Grant, will be fined daily if someone is living there.

Becky Grant said her son, who is currently living there, is in the process of purchasing his own home.

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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