Sabetha City Commission 09.13.2021

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Sabetha City Hall. Present for the meeting was Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Norm Schmitt, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, and City Clerk Steve Compo. Guests present were Jay Barber and Jason Enneking.

Jay Barber asked if the city could talk with Union Pacific Railroad about cleaning up the weeds and trees in their property lines between 11th and 13th Streets.

“I look at it six or eight times a day, and they should fall under the same ordinances as city property owners. Shouldn’t they?” Barber said.

“After about 15 phone calls I got to the right guy [at Union Pacific], and we’re going to work with him,” Allen said. “He wants to know how much we can do and bill them back, but I don’t have enough people to start [on the project] until next week.”

Barber also asked the city if they could work into their budget updating the Sixth Street park bathrooms.

Allen said he would get someone out to provide a quote on the updates.

Wittmer said that there is graffiti in the Sixth Street gazebo that needs cleaned up.

Commissioners brought up concerns about a few code violations. Allen said he would have Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck look into their concerns.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the minutes from the Monday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Sept. 3, meetings.

The commissioners approved a 90-day orientation Wage Resolution – No. 2021-16 – for Jacob Baumgartner.

The commissioners will meet again at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at Sabetha City Hall.


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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.


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