Archive for Wednesday, December 20, 2000

City in Brief

December 20, 2000

Budget amendments
not disputed by public

The 2000 budget was amended Monday night after no one disputed the changes during a public hearing.

"At the close of the fiscal year, we have to change some of the things that have changed in the last 18 months," said City Administrator Larry Paine.

Paine said the nearly $1 million of additions included: the school resource officer; the $25,000 option to buy property south of Baldwin for a proposed recreation/business park; general bond and interest for U.S. Highway 56 and Sixth Street projects; a $300,000 no fund warrant to pay for unanticipated electricity costs; and emergency repairs to the sewer plant.

He said all of the amendments occurred after the budget was put together.

McFarland appointed
to planning commission

The council approved Mayor Stan Krysztof's appointment of David McFarland to the Baldwin City Planning Commission. McFarland fills a vacant seat left by Gary Lamoreux.

McFarland has served on the board of Rural Water District No. 4 and owns Vinland Aviation.

City to purchase
new backhoe

A $55,284 bid for a backhoe was approved by the council. The city advertised for bids for a backhoe in November. The bid from Victor Phillips Co. in Topeka was the low bid.

The purchase was budgeted in the 2001 budget.

Licenses granted
to businesses

The following businesses' applications for licenses were approved by the council Monday night: Baldwin City Market, tobacco; Walt's Pizza Cafe, cereal malt beverages for consumption on premises; Kwik Shop, tobacco and cereal malt beverages to be sold in original and unopened containers; Pizza Hut, cereal malt beverages for consumption on premises; Santa Fe Market, tobacco and cereal malt beverages to be sold in original and unopened containers.

The approval is pending the submission of fee and proper paperwork.

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