Airport study contract approved
The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, July 12. Present for the meeting were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer, City Clerk Steve Compo and City Attorney Martin Mishler. Commissioners Norm Schmitt and Nick Aberle were not present for the meeting.
Mishler presented a $300,000 contract for a comprehensive airport study for the commissioners’ approval. Mishler explained that the City would be financially responsible for 5 percent of the contract, which would be $15,000. According to Mishler, the City has to have the study completed before the City will “qualify for automatic grants.”
“The Kansas Department of Transportation has granted us the money [95 percent of $300,000] to complete the study,” Mishler said. “The comprehensive study is what we need to start getting FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] funding.”
After further discussion, the commissioners approved Mayor Clark’s signature on the contract.
The commissioners went into executive session for five minutes about unelected personnel. Present for the executive session were Mayor Clark, Wittmer, Burenheide, Allen, Shroyer and Mishler. Following the five-minute executive session, the commissioners voted to not renew Matt Walker’s employment at the end of his 90-day orientation.
Also at the meeting:
The commissioners approved the minutes from the June 28 meeting.
The commissioners approved Wage Resolution No. 2021-15 for Electrical Distribution employee Chad Chambers.
Allen updated the commissioners on the sidewalk crossing over the railroad tracks on Sixth Street. He also updated the commissioners on the traffic study that was requested for Sixth Street. Allen also said that him and Shroyer had met with a structural engineer about tearing down the building located at 917 Grant Street.
The commissioners will meet again at 6 p.m. Monday, July 26, at Sabetha City Hall.