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Recall of Wymore Councilman Moves Forward

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The effort to recall Wymore City Council person Dan Hawkins is continuing despite the Wymore City Council filling its vacant seat Wednesday night. Wymore citizen Lee Carr said many citizens still support the recall process. Hawkins left five consecutive meetings in January and February blocking the appointment of Beth Cordry-Hookstra to the council. His departure effectively ended the meeting since ... Read More »

Downtown Rail Bed Project Placed On Hold

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The Marysville City Council has tabled the Downtown Rail bed project. The council voted 4-3 to table the project until their next meeting. The council will reconsider the project, its design and potential state funding. The rail bed project was to place a bike/walking path from south 10th Street around city park to Broadway Street. No decision was made regarding ... Read More »

Recall of Wymore City Council Member Moves Forward

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Efforts to recall Wymore City Council member Dan Hawkins continue to move forward. Hawkins has presented a written response that will be attached to the recall petition being circulated. In Hawkins’ response, he says, “I’ve left meetings to protest the Mayor’s refusal to acknowledge and present other experienced candidates that have applied for the vacancy. I’m against the Mayor’s bias ... Read More »

Hassler has No Comment on Firing

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Washington City Administrator Kurt Hassler was terminated by the Washington City Council during a special meeting on Thursday. Hassler was hired by the city of Washington in June of 2008. According to the meeting minutes the council returned to open session after two executive sessions lasting approximately 35 minutes. Justin Cordry immediately made a motion to terminate of employment of ... Read More »

Washington City Council Terminates City Administrator Kurt Hassler

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Washington City Administrator Kurt Hassler was terminated by the Washington City Council during a special meeting on Thursday. According to the meeting minutes the council returned to open session after two executive sessions lasting approximately 35 minutes. Justin Cordry immediately made a motion to terminate of employment of Kurt Hassler as city administrator effective immediately. The motion was seconded by ... Read More »

Wymore Councilman Walks Again

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Wymore Mayor Dan Guenther attempted to appoint Beth Cordry-Hookstra to the vacant Wymore City Council seat but no motion was made as Dan Hawkins left the council meeting leaving the council without a quorum. Hawkins has now left the weekly council meetings four times, leaving the council unable to do business. The process to recall Hawkins has been started by ... Read More »

Council Approves Sewer Rate Increase – Complete Ordinance

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AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING USER CHARGES FOR THE CITY’S WASTEWATER (SEWER) TREATMENT WORKS, REPEALING ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MARYSVILLE, KANSAS: SECTION 1. Effective January 1, 2011 wastewater (sewer) rates required to be charged and collected through its officers and agents furnished by the wastewater works of said City shall be ... Read More »

Electric Rates may increase for Beatrice

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An electric rate adjustment will increase electric rates if approved by the Beatrice City Council at their meeting this Monday.  The Board of Public Works cleared the way for an adjustment that would go into effect January 1st of next year if approved by the council.  The proposed rate increase would raise the cost of electricity 13.5 percent in winter ... Read More »

City Council approves contract for sports and recreation programming

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Marysville Sport and Recreation was awarded a five year contract by the City of Marysville at Monday’s meeting.  The contract pays Marysville Sport and Recreation 60,000 dollars per year plus adjustments as a agreed upon to manage the cities sport and recreation programs.  The Simmon’s Management Corporation has informed the City of Marysville that it is no longer working to ... Read More »

Attempt To Terminate Marysville City Administrator Fails

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A motion to dismiss City Administrator Rick Shain highlighted the Marysville City Council meeting Monday night. The council went into round table discussion and when it was Bill Phillipi’s turn he read a motion to immediately terminate Rick Shain.  That motion was seconded by Kevin Throm. Following a tense discussion, Wayne Price moved that the issue be tabled.  That was ... Read More »