Archive for Wednesday, December 27, 2000

City Council Briefs

December 27, 2000

Comprehensive plan for city extended

Tonganoxie City Council members Wednesday night extended the city's comprehensive development plan past the plan's expiration date of Dec. 31.

The city plans to adopt a new comprehensive plan sometime next spring.

Ordinances take aim at nuisances in city

Council members adopted several ordinances aimed at decreasing nuisances in the city.

Included among the details in the ordinances are abandoned cars and excessive noise.

"We did not have anything specific to this before," city attorney Mike Crow said about the noise ordinance. "In almost all cases, it's going to be resolved by informing people there is a city ordinance."

Grant to help fund tree replacements

City council members agreed to accept a $2,500 grant from the Kansas Forest Service to help remove trees damaged in last May's tornado and plant new ones.

Council member Pat Albert said the money could be used by the city's tree board to implement its plan to buy trees for the west side of the city.

School, city officials plan dinner meeting

City administrator Chris Clark informed council members that the council was invited to meet with school board members at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8.

The dinner meeting at Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse is an annual event.

City moves ahead on land for sewers

City council members approved an ordinance condemning land for an easement needed for a sanitary sewer project.

City attorney Mike Crow said a petition will be filed in Leavenworth County District Court. The 15-by-7.5-foot easement is at 105 N. Main.

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