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Tonganoxie police station could be decided in 2 weeks

I feel moving the Police Dept. out of downtown is a Huge mistake! The Station is Like an anchor for downtown. I know the City hall will follow. People know esactly where to go when a crisis occurs and the other locations are so far out of the way. I know the PD is small and cramped, but now is not the time for this expenditure with housing prices down, people out of work and other projects going on that could bring businesses to Town at the industrial park. Bringing in business is very important in helping with the tax base nd I for one hate the fact of my taxes going up!! The City already has the property on Main St. and could build a PD from the ground up and build like they want.

February 16, 2012 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Water rate increase too steep

WOW!! Suburban was asking the City of Tonganoxie to buy water from them. Suburban said it would be so much better than putting in their (the City) own pipeline from KC to Tongie. Man, am I glad the City rejected Suburbans kind offer!

February 7, 2012 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Other Tonganoxie convenience stores add services, tweak hours

Tophat, It is rediculous!! It has been this way since several years ago when new editors took over. Now, when the Mill issue finally makes the news, you'll hear, "Why the Hell weren't we informed"!! You watch & See!! Paper has their priorities mixed up. Also, selling Ads is more important than reporting what's going on at council meetings. The ONLY way you'll know what's going on at City Hall is going to City Council meetings on the 2nd & 4th Mondays.

February 2, 2012 at 5:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Graeber running for re-election; Tonganoxie council member gearing for commission run

Hey, you're Welcome. Glad i could make your day!!

January 30, 2012 at 5:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Graeber running for re-election; Tonganoxie council member gearing for commission run

Councilman Bixby, Don't you think your letting those down who elected you to get the City back on track? I being one of them. Stay and do what the people elected you to do, help change City Hall for the better! Don't bail now! Remember who who would pick your replacement. Then Nothing changes. Councilman Peak Can Not do it alone! STAY, Do what you were elected to do.

January 27, 2012 at 7:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

TPD search moves forward

I would like to know why the council is not considering putting a Police station near downtown where it should be, putting it on property they already own, being the old city shop & the home to the north. It would accomplish two things, keeping P.D. Downtown & It could be built to fill All the Depts. needs. Also a City Hall could be built there also. I just hate to see everything leaving our wonderful downtown like the Post Office decided to do.
I Do applauld Councilmen Bixby & Peak for trying to save taxpayer money with everythingt else going on such as the Industrial site south of town.

January 25, 2012 at 4:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tonganoxie City Hall void filled

I agree with both of you, But to add another thing, What I just Can Not understand, is hiring a firm to pick the next City Administrator. I know Our City Council are bright enough to put Ads in the Kansas League of Municipaliies, In addition to the Kansas City Star & Wichita Eagle. Why are WE (The City) spending our tax money to pick someone who they will not ever be working with? The Mayor & Council will be the ones dealing with Him/Her and should decide who is the best fit for our community. Thank you.

January 18, 2012 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City sewer rates hiked 5 percent

I believe the sewer rate hike was a good plan. It is so much better than a mill levy increase, as it has everyone paying a share instead of just taxing property owners. This effects renters as well. I am thankful to have the services we have today.

December 15, 2011 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City administrator search firm hired

I believe this is an exspense to the City that could have been avoided by the Mayor & City council by advertising themselves. $11,000.00 could have been used on other projects. it is the Mayor & Council who will be working directly with the new administrator. There is already a job description for the job and a couple ads placed, one being in the Kansas Municipalities magazine & a couple major papers I believe would have been sufficient. I believe we have a group of perfessional Council members to do interviews and make a choice as to whom would be best suited & best fit for Our City. Just my opinion.

December 15, 2011 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas revenue department refuses request for information about tax reform group

Old_Vet, I have to agree with you, Governor Brownback has kept his promise and anytime you have someone trying to keep government smaller is okay in my book!! Thanks Old_Vet for your Highly thought out ideas.

December 5, 2011 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )