City council briefs/Club news
CITY COUNCIL BRIEFS
Work schedule on former landfill
Work should begin soon on the former city landfill, which is on private property north of Tonganoxie.
The landfill, which operated during the 1960s and 1970s, closed in June 1974. The site, at 23310 Parallel, includes exposed waste material.
The city has secured a $98,650 grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to remove debris, and to cover the land with soil and grass.
WCDI Construction LLC, Basehor, will perform the work for $83,500. The balance of the grant will be spent on oversight of the project by the city's engineer, BG Consultants, Lawrence, and on administrative work by the city.
About 126,000 square feet of land is involved in the work.
On Monday, city council members approved agreements with WCDI Construction and KDHE.
City administrator given pay increase
City Administrator Chris Clark on Monday received a 3.65 pay increase, effective next Wednesday.
City council members moved Clark onto the city's new pay scale and provided him with a merit increase, following a short executive session.
Leavenworth County Goat Club
The Leavenworth County Goat club held its monthly meeting at the Leavenworth County 4-H building on July 17.
Debbie Barton gave a written showmanship test to each club member.
After the test, each club member practiced showmanship with Janice McCue and Sherri Miller in the fair barn. The adults also held a parent meeting.
Patrick Monahan, reporter
TLC met on July 10 at the Riford Center. Mary Latham and Juanita Lambert were hostesses. President Mary Latham opened the meeting by reading an article called "Friends."
Eleven members answered roll call by giving their full maiden names. There were four guests: Mary Ann Needham, Trey, Nicole and Jessica Vanahill.
The June minutes were read and approved. Betty Stephenson gave the treasurer's report.
Mary reported that the date of the council luncheon was July 24. Jean Lenahan will be in charge of making a work schedule for members to work at the Craft Patch during the fair.
Several ideas were discussed before settling on a community service project.
It was decided to write a check to the Good Shepherd Thrift Store. Jean Lenahan reminded club members to save coupons for the Good Shepherd. She will also get a list of their most needed items. It was agreed that each month each member would bring an item for the Good Shepherd from the list provided by Jean.
The October "out to lunch" meeting was discussed. Club members decided not to go to the Three Sisters Bed and Breakfast in Baldwin. Juanita Lambert made a motion to eat locally. Deloris White seconded the motion. Mary Selby and Susy Ross will plan the October outing.
Mary Latham conducted two quizzes for fun and entertainment.