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The Pleasanton Council opened their Monday meeting with a sales tax public hearing; after no questions were asked of the council, the regular meeting was resumed and the council heard from Wendy Conley concerning a Josh Haynes Memorial Park idea, see separate story.

The council held executive session for 15-minutes to discuss trade secrets with no action resulting. City Attorney Burton Harding was not present so no legal executive session could be held.

The idea of a Park Advisory Board with three to five people on it was broached. The council was agreeable as the board was advisory in nature and would work to get the community involved in making city parks better. City employee Mike Kerschner, who has a degree in Parks and Recreation, will head the board.

City Administrator Becky Hegwald told the council the city’s health insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield is up for renewal and told them she’d get the insurance rep to visit and explain coverages.

Hegwald said the family who bought the old Dr. Justus building decided not to tear down the building as it was not in too bad of shape.

The KanPay system through the state is ready for those needing to pay for traffic or court fines; water bill payment can be made through it in November.

Hegwald said she was advised that old unpaid water bills need to be written off the city’s accounting; if the person comes back and wants water, they’d have to pay the old bill to get reconnected.

Police Chief Tristan Snyder reported 15 arrests with five for distribution of meth, five for meth possession and more. He’s had 245 calls for service in the last three weeks.

The council approved the purchase of a new utility bed for the city’s 2016 F350 for $12,287. Funds are available in the sewer fund; the old bed is rusted out and was for a 1990s model truck.

The council also approved approximately $18,500 to repair several issues with the John Deere 331G skid loader.

Morrisey also mentioned he is looking at equipment to trim trees back from roads.

The council learned memorial bricks may be for sale for fund raisers; they approved the harassment policy for city employees; mentioned free Hepatitus B shots for city employees and approved raising the credit card limit from $500 to $1,000 for Codes Enforcement Officer Candy Houtman.

The land sale to Brandon McGinnis was tabled as was the city sponsored movie night at the Community Center.

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

Pull Tabs for Pound Puppies

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     The City of Pleasanton is raising funds to help make needed renovations and repairs at the city pound. To do so they are collecting tabs from aluminum cans at various businesses in the city.      All participating businesses will have collection... [More]

Linn County Planning Commission proceeds with prohibiting commercial solar fields

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The Linn County Planning and Zoning Commission began their April 9 meeting by relooking at the Sunshine Meadows preliminary plat that last month was turned down by the commission because of outcries from surrounding neighbors. Sunshine Meadows is proposed to be a housing development... [More]

Commissioners send CUP for rock quarry back to P&Z again

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Stephanie Walker reviewed the reasons she and her family do not want the new quarry, Mulberry Limestone that recently applied for a conditional use permit to do business at near Linn Valley to be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and 2200 Road. Planning and Zoning... [More]

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SPORTS

Prairie View track has strong performance at Anderson County

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Anderson County on April 11 to compete in the 17th Annual Anderson County Invitational. The girls’ team placed third with a score of 83 while the boys’ team placed fifth with a score of 37. Spring Hill won for the girls with... [More]

Jayhawk track wins Pleasanton Invitational

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The Jayhawk Linn track team traveled to Pleasanton on April 9 to compete in the Pleasanton Invitational. The Hawks had a very good day as both the boys’ and girls’ teams won the invitational. The girls’ team placed first with a score of 107 while the boys... [More]

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