The McPherson City Commission approved a plan to repair the erosion issues at Turkey Creek Golf Course at its meeting Monday.

The McPherson City Commission approved a plan to repair the erosion issues at Turkey Creek Golf Course at its meeting Monday.
Mayor Tom Brown said City Attorney Jeff Houston had reviewed and approved the contract.
“We were going to do the work ourselves,” Brown said, “but it’s beyond the ability of our equipment.”
Repairs will require shipping in and installing 219 tons of rock, 16 tons of ditch liner and 6.4 tons of gravel. The total cost plus delivery, labor and repair of a broken water pipe will total $14,015.
The work will be done by Piping Technology Company of McPherson.

Town Hall set
The city wished to remind residents a town hall meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Center, 400 E. Kansas Ave. The city will update the public on First Street reconstruction and accept public input in regards to McPherson’s housing needs and a proposed grease control ordinance.

Animal control
After discussion in executive session, the city announced the hiring of Heather Ladd as McPherson’s new Animal Control Officer. Ladd has two years of experience working with wild and exotic animals at the Hutchinson Zoo. She also has three years experience as a veterinary technician with the Central Kansas Veterinary Center in Hutchinson. Her first date on the job will be Nov. 12.

In other business, the city:
• Approved a request to close the parking lot at Elizabeth and Ash from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 for the Simply Driven Car Show.
• Approved the loaning of six sets of bleachers to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for use Nov. 20 for the annual buffalo auction at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. The bleachers would be picked up Nov. 18 or 19 and returned Nov. 21 or 22.
• Approved the renewal of the city’s health insurance contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for 2014, with the current policy rates and rate structure unchanged. The city’s rates have remained unchanged since 2008.
• Approved the police department’s purchase of six DPMS Oracle Rifles with accessories from Treasure Chest Gun Shop in McPherson. The purchase will be paid for with money from the Forfeited Property Fund, via Drug Enforcement.
Approved installation of stop signs on Carrie Street at the intersection of Carrie and Simpson streets.
• Approved retaining Lochner Engineering Services through the completion of the SBR motive pump project at the waste water treatment plant at a cost not to exceed $5,356.
• Approved purchase of a backhoe mounted pavement breaker and a bracket to attach it to the skid steer of the backhoe from Coleman Equipment for $9,660.
• Approved paying Brochamwood Tree Service for tree work necessary due to damage from the June 27 wind storm for $8,496.