July 3, 2019
Tonganoxie has eclipsed a population of 5,500, according to estimates recently released. The next official county will come with the 2020 U.S. Census.
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A vacant Tonganoxie City Council member position has attracted eight applicants. The interested residents all submitted their applications by Friday’s deadline at City Hall. The position became vacant with Dave Bennett’s announced resignation Nov. 18. The City Council likely will review applications at and make a decision at the Jan. 6 meeting, which also will be the first meeting for the new council.
A Tonganoxie City Council member position on the Tonganoxie City Council is currently vacant with Dave Bennett’s announced resignation Nov. 18. The position is open for applications, which will be reviewed by the City Council at a future council meeting.
The potential re-zoning of property near County Rd. 1, south of Tonganoxie, was discussed at the last Planning & Zoning meeting. None of residents who spoke were in favor of re-zoning. However, the committee unanimously voted in favor of re-zoning. It begs the question: Why even bother attending and speaking if no one listens?
The Tonganoxie City Council selected two planning commission members from a list of nominees at Monday’s meeting. The council approved another term for Jake Dale and also appointed longtime resident Patricia Bitler.
The Tonganoxie City Council a budget that holds the line compared to last year’s mill rate. Council members approved, 4-0, the mill rate of 45.284 for 2020, with Lisa Patterson absent.
Every incorporated city in Leavenworth County has seen an increase in population since the 2010 U.S. Census, according to population estimates released earlier this month. The estimates are from July 2018.