Archive for Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Final forum about city of 2nd class Monday in Tonganoxie

March 26, 2013

Residents will have a final chance to voice their opinions about Tonganoxie’s move to its status as city of the second class.

A second and final public forum will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tonganoxie High School library on the THS west campus.

Kansas statutes require that cities with a population of 5,000 or above become cities of the second class. Tonganoxie recently surpassed that threshold and city leaders have decisions to make in government.

Discussion areas during the first public forum, March 5, were representatives being elected from wards or at-large, compensation for elected officials, issuing bond debt on planned capital projects, form of government and appointment of officers.

Kansas statute requires that cities of the second class be broken into four equally populated wards, with two representatives elected for each ward, though Tonganoxie can opt out and remain as it is.

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