The next regular meeting of the Canton City Council will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Canton City Hall, 100 S. Main St. in Canton.
The Galva City Council met for a regular meeting on Jan. 16.
A financial statement was presented showing a balance of $1,641,172.09.
Bills for the month total $124,550.07. Individual bills include:
General, $58,167.56; Special Highway, $9,000.00; Water Fund, $3,136.52; Electric Fund, $51,466.07; Sewer Fund, $426.88; Sales Tax Fund, $969.51; Recreation Committee, $1,053.89
The council passed a motion to allow the bills.
During public input, Mayor H.W. Ford stated that the city had one of the biggest delinquent lists they have had in a while.
Doug Goetz was present with the documents from Gilmore and Bell for the sewer plant project.
The council adopted Resolution 86, which authorizes the issuance, sale and delivery of general obligation temporary notes for 2018, providing for the levy and collection of annual tax, for the purpose of paying the principal and interest on notes as they become due.
The council looked over a revised employee manual. Changes made were that the treasurer will get a pro-rated vacation of five days. Vacation for full time employees will go back to five days for one year of service, 10 days for two to nine years of service, 15 days for 10 to 14 years of service, and 20 days for 15 years of service. Also noted is that there is to be no smoking in all employee buildings and vehicles. The manual was approved and all employees will get a copy.
Staci Curl gave the police report and stated that it was the year for a new police vehicle. Council asked her to get two bids for a police vehicle for the next council meeting.
Council stated that they would like one person from each department, preferably the first in line of the departments, to be present at all council meetings. If the first person in line is not able to make it, the seconded in should be present. They also stated only one person per department would be paid while attending council meeting unless they are asked to be present. The mayor stated that the staff was doing a great job.
Councilman Andreas made a motion to allow the City Clerk to turn over the financial statements to the auditors for the 2017 audit.
Council discussed a basketball goal that had been donated to the city to be put at Park Henry at the tennis court. Council wanted to check with Brantley to see if it was possible to put it by the tennis court without damaging the court. The goal was to be made so it was not adjustable for safety purposes.
The next regular meeting of the Galva City Council will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Galva City Hall, 208 S. Main St.
Inman City Council met in special session on Jan. 18 at the city office to address development of city land and water testing.
Concerning city land development, Zach Davidson presented information about the development of the city’s 33.4 acre tract of land north of Ranchland Drive. He showed a map which divides the tract roughly in half according to the east/west swale. It also divides it into ten smaller parcels.
He recommended developing the northern portion into residential property for single family or duplex homes and the southern portion into commercial property. He reported the city’s cost per acre as $6,098, $6,228 including development costs. Danny Parr presented two bids to plat the entire tract and will obtain costs to build a road from Cherokee to Ranchland, with a range of surface options.
The council accepted the low bid of Earles Engineering for $11,850 to plat the 33.4 acre tract. Engineering costs to get the land out of the flood plain would cost approximately $20,000 more.
Concerning water testing, Parr advised that two of the ten Kansas Department of Health and Environment water samples from 2017 came back slightly high for copper. KDHE requires doubling the number of water tests for the next six months. If any tests again score above the acceptable limit, the city will be forced to hire an engineer who would recommend addition of polyphosphates to the well water, to stop line corrosiveness.
Parr is having the water tested at two independent labs and is awaiting the results. If they test above the acceptable levels, Parr would like to enter a contract with Water Wise of Wichita, the company who provides polyphosphate treatment. The contract would cost $400 to $700 per month (depending on amount of water used per month) for at least one year, perhaps two years. This would allow the city to begin treatment as soon as possible and proactively avoid engineering costs.
The council voted to allow Parr to enter into a contract with Water World for water testing and polyphosphate treatment at $400 to $700 per month for at least one year.
The next regular meeting of the Inman City Council will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12.
The next regular meeting of the Lindsborg City Council will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Council Chamber of Lindsborg City Hall, 101 S. Main St. in Lindsborg.
The next regular meeting of the Marquette City Council will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Marquette City Hall, 113 N. Washington St. in Marquette.
McPherson City Commission
The next regular meeting of the McPherson City Commission will be at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 22 in the Municipal Center, 400 E. Kansas Ave. in McPherson.
McPherson County Commission
The next regular meeting of the McPherson County Commission will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 in the fifth floor Conference Room of the First Bank of Kansas Building, 122 W. Marlin St. in McPherson.
The McPherson Board of Public Utilities will meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 22 at the BPU office, 401 W. Kansas Ave. in McPherson. The next meeting will be at 3 p.m. on Feb. 5.
The next regular meeting of the McPherson Recreation Commission will be at noon on Feb. 8 at Tres Amigos. The annual YMCA-MRC meeting will be at noon on Jan. 23 at the McPherson Museum.
The McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility Regular Board of Directors’ meeting will be held on at 5 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the transfer station.
The next regular meeting of the Moundridge City Council will be at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 5 at 225 S. Christian St. in Moundridge.
New Gottland Township
The next regular meeting of the New Gottland Township Council will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the New Gottland Lutheran Church at 1822 17th Ave.
The next regular meeting of the Windom City Council will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Windom City Hall, 611 N. Main St. in Windom.