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Tonganoxie council member, former administrator facing off in Leavenworth County Commission race

Thanks to maintainer and 12345. I actually enjoy the job in trying to help our community. There are many productive ideas being considered by Council. Blogger criticism is a newer aspect to the old letter to the paper except you have to sign your name to the letter. I commented when I ran for office and still maintain that citizen apathy is a major source of weakness in our system. I have heard some great ideas from public but we average two to three citizens a meeting. All of the documents that are on our desk become public. Stop in and see facts and figures if you wish. It is your government. Keep it healthy. Because I want to look at how policys affect the people of the town, I get criticized by some who only want to deal with "movers and shakers". You've got the wrong guy for that. I don't care who your golf buddies are, your money, or how long you have been here. I do care about our debt load, raising the reserves and getting new business and expanded growth. If you have ideas come to the meeting and let us know.
Bill

June 4, 2012 at 1:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tonganoxie council member, former administrator facing off in Leavenworth County Commission race

Jumairs,
We are to receive the study done on 24/40 about speed limits, light at Laming and the "right lane only" sign next to old Caseys. We have discussed an RFQ for engineering and will be considering that. I look forward to you attending the meetings and informing us of any concerns. If you want to keep harping about me being non-progessive and no growth then identify yourself and I will gladly meet with you. Thanks.

Bill

June 3, 2012 at 5:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tonganoxie council member, former administrator facing off in Leavenworth County Commission race

Since we have hardly anyone come to the meetings I find the generalizations quite disturbing. The idea that Mr. Yanez was not renewed because of a personal vendetta is a lie and you should be ashamed. After five years of seeing the budget reserve shrink from 800k to around 200k (4% vs the 15-20% recommended) I find it refreshing and sad to hear the administrator(who is charged with being over the budget) declare that we don't have the money for an item. I have been for growth coupled with fiscal discipline. If you came to meetings and asked questions you would find that out. My friendship with Dennis or Jim or Jason is my business and does not interfere with my vote. They will tell you that! Come to the meetings and get involved or sit on sidelines and stay cynical. If I have diffences of opinion it does not take away the respect for the council. They are for the most part dedicated to helping our city and must work without much public input because of the apathy expressed on this column. Anyone can call or ask me in person about any issue. That has happened but not nearly enough. Get the facts, ask questions and get involved.
The fact that only two people filed illustrates the lack of involvement. We had one candidate for Mayor and three candidates for council. That is insulting to our democracy. Thanks.

Bill Peak

June 3, 2012 at 5:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Minutes from May 14 city council meeting

My message concerning the police station was left out of minutes. We can purchase the Quisenberry building that is now being used for $500,000 less than the proposed building. The department stays downtown, a professional looking building can can be modified with interview rooms, and it saves the community a half a million in extra bonding and taxes. I certainly understand the police desire for more space and this building fulfills the requirements with the added benefit of lower cost.

May 19, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 AND COUNTING: Tonganoxie City Hall hits century mark

I would encourage everyone to look at the old "Mirrors" on microfilm at the library. I read the entire year of 1912 and it is quite a perspective of what was going on. I am still looking for any information on Mal Merrihugh who lived in Tonganoxie and was the double for Cary Grant in many of his movies. He died in the 1980's. Don Himpel mentioned that he had met him at a high school reunion in the 70's. Thanks.
Bill Peak

May 2, 2012 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Remembering Bo

Bo was the best neighbor anyone could of asked for. I had great visits with him over the last eight years and learned plenty of Tonganoxie history. I always found him optimistic, friendly and a true gentleman. I will miss his smile and the wave I received as he drove into his drive everyday from work. A good person. The best epitaph we could all wish for.

April 25, 2012 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tonganoxie USD 464 school board agenda for April 9, 2012

Would hope the Board would check policy on why Kindergarten children are selling items for schools. Seems ridiculous to me. Thanks.

April 12, 2012 at 5:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local softball doubleheaders rained out

Did Elle's get robbed? Story is all over town. Rumor or fact?

April 12, 2012 at 5:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Cautious spending

No comments on this?

February 23, 2012 at 8:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

THS senior Gergick signs with St. Mary

Where is the letter from Tom Putthoff?????????????

February 16, 2012 at 7:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )