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Tampa awaits county action

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On behalf of Sunflower Senior Citizens, Tom and Dee Duggan presented a $500 check to the city of Tampa at the council meeting Sept. 12, for part of the cost of a new refrigerator for the senior center. Mayor Tim Svoboda said contributions had also been received from the PRIDE committee and Tampa Triple T’s 4-H Club.

Mel Epling attended the meeting to inquire about the status of lots 39 and 40 in the Hackler Addition, which are owned by Marion County. He said he had been told at the courthouse that he could assume ownership of the lots, which adjoin his property, but they would have to be ceded to the city first.

The mayor told him that he was still waiting for action by the county. It was his understanding that when the city gained ownership, they were then expected to take bids for the lots. Svoboda said he would check with the county again to see what was delaying the transfer.

Svoboda said Hi-Plains Sand had informed him they would chip seal the streets for $2.37 per square yard.

The consensus was the job should wait until spring unless it can be done right away. If the work is not done this fall, he council decided to obtain three tons of asphalt for patching.

The mayor reported he had received a letter from the USDA concerning flood zones. The city can participate in a federal program which would allow property owners to obtain federal insurance against flooding. There would be no cost to the city for its participation. Russ Kerbs moved to participate in the program. On a second from Ty Peterson, the motion carried.

The Kansas Rural Water Association had solicited a renewal of membership at a cost of $65.50. Wilbert Backhus moved and Ty Peterson seconded to approve the membership. The motion carried.

Last modified Sept. 21, 2011

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