Commission approves shelter house project

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Sabetha City Hall. Present for the meeting were Commissioners Jason Enneking, Nick Aberle and Maridel Wittmer, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer, and City Clerk Steve Compo. Guest present was Sabetha High School AP Government student Isaac Hartter.

Shelter house project

The commissioners discussed plans for a new shelter house at the Sixth Street Park. Jeremiah Engelken was not present at the meeting, but he shared a written plan. After discussion, the commissioners approved moving forward with the new shelter house project, with the bid price of $94,765.

Plans include demolition of the current restrooms along Parkview Street, tearing out the existing shelter house on the east side of the park, and building a new shelter house with restrooms. The shelter house will be 32 feet by 46 feet with two bathrooms and will be similar to the shelter house at the Mary Cotton Library Park. The project will be completed by Escape Construction, with Goodman Construction doing all concrete work. They look to complete the project in May/June or possibly the fall.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the minutes from the Feb. 26 meeting.

The commissioners will meet again for their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Sabetha City Hall.

Julie Shafer64 Posts

Julie Shafer is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2021. Julie lives in Morrill with her husband and three of her five children.

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