Police Chief gives report

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Sabetha City Hall. Present for the meeting were Commissioners Norm Schmitt, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer, City Clerk Steve Compo, and Sabetha Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck. Guests present were Jason, Charli and Berti Enneking. Mayor Cody Bletscher and Commissioner Nick Aberle were not present.

Police Report

Wahwasuck presented his written report to the commission.


Since July 6, there have been seven dog calls.

There was one call for a dog at large, where city personnel or an officer responded. No dog could be located in the area which it was reported. 

There were two calls for dogs at large, where city personnel or an officer responded. The dogs were impounded.

There were two calls for dogs at large, where city personnel or an officer responded. The owner of the dog was contacted and the dog was picked up.

There were two calls about barking dogs, where an officer responded. The owner was contacted and spoken to about the ordinance. Complainants did not want to file a formal complaint at that time.


1322 Roosevelt Street: Unfit structure, maintenance and repair. Ready for abatement.

523 N. 14th Street: Unfit structure, ready for abatement. Person in charge of the property was in talks with a company to repair or tear down.

319 N. Ninth Street: Blight premise, health and welfare, maintenance and repair. Believe that this property recently changed owners once again. Will begin notice to the new owner once the property officially changes hands.

319 N. Ninth Street: Weeds and household trash, abated by owner.

820 Florida Street: Health and welfare, blight premise. Residents have begun clean up and requested extension to continue the clean up on their own, will be reevaluated at a later date.

303 S. 14th Street: Weeds and household trash. In process.

523 N. 14th Street: Weeds and household trash. In process.


Wahwasuck reported that:

• The department continues to patrol the lakes as much as they can.

• Rodeo weekend came and went without any major issues. They’re always appreciative that citizens can gather and celebrate or have a good time without the event turning into a reason to require law enforcement.

Wahwasuck also said that someone was reviewing the speed limit regulations going south out of town on Old Highway 75. They asked for the city to look at possibly reducing the speed limit from the current 50 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour. No decision was made on this topic.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the minutes from the Monday, July 25, meeting.

The commissioners approved Wage Resolution No. 2022-18 for Dustin Gruber following his 90-day orientation.

The commissioners approved the KMEA Appointments as follows: Allen being Director One, Shroyer being Director Two and Matt Brucken being an alternate director.

The commissioners approved a conditional use permit for Jim Argabright’s property located at 913 Lincoln Street. Argabright is planning to build a large garage to house his camper.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 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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