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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • City to crack down on debris

  • The McPherson City Commission during its meeting on Monday decided to begin enforcing tree and branch removal expectations.
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  • The McPherson City Commission during its meeting on Monday decided to begin enforcing tree and branch removal expectations.
    The enforcement will begin Monday. McPherson residents who do not clear fallen limbs and branches from their property will begin to receive citations.
    Edye Leslie of code enforcement said some residents have had branches lying on their property for almost a month. She also said residents should remember they are responsible for all debris on their property, even if it came from neighbors’ trees.
    “The best solution would be to work with your neighbors to get it cleaned up,” Leslie said.
    Firefighters
    The commission also approved yearly ladder testing and physicals for the fire department and firefighters. Jeff Deal, fire chief, said these programs will help the fire department better serve McPherson. The estimated cost of these two items is $6,800.
    Budget         hearing set
    The commission also voted to publish its 2014 budget and set a public budget hearing. The hearing will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 12.
    The commission also approved the following items:
    n Approving changes to the city code regarding oversize loads. The new code details the current definition of an oversize load, how to obtain an oversize load permit and other legal requirements for those driving an oversize load through city streets.
    n Revising clerical errors in the 2009 International Fuel Gas Code.
    n Allotting funds to make road repairs on Gildersleeve west of Hays and make repairs to a wastewater collection pump.

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