City Commission: Commission hears update on parks and rec
The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Norm Schmitt, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Steve Compo.
Parks and Recreation
Jeremy Haverkamp was present on behalf of Sabetha Parks and Recreation. Haverkamp reported that approximately 180 boys and 130 girls participated in the youth summer baseball and softball programs, which is up from 2016.
Haverkamp reported that he is looking at extending the Sabetha Aquatic Center closing date until a weekend or two past Labor Day weekend. He is currently working on a season report of the Aquatic Center, including attendance and revenue figures, as well as utility costs.
Haverkamp said he has obtained bids for concrete work around Fields 1 and 3. The concrete will be like what Field 2 currently has around the bleachers and dugouts. Field 3 will be complete this year, with Field 1 complete in 2018.
Additionally, Haverkamp said he is looking at bids for permanent fencing around Field 2.
Electrical Distribution Supervisor Troy Lay was scheduled to present a report to the commission, but was not in attendance. It was reported that the new electrical loop was complete.
In other news, City Administrator Allen said city administration is looking at replacing the carpet in the City Hall multipurpose room (gym).
Assistant City Administrator Shroyer said the carpet is 17 years old. The replacement option is painted concrete with a sealant. The cost is roughly $14,000, which commissioners supported.
Allen said the lifespan of the sealed and painted concrete is at least 15 to 20 years.
Also at the meeting:
Commissioners approved the following:
• Minutes from the Aug. 14 meeting;
• Ordinance No. 1524, amending the legal description listed in the previously approved Ordinance No. 1521. See Ordinance No. 1524 on Page 7A of this week’s Herald.
• Temporary alcohol license for Taco’s Second Annual BBQ and Bikes to be held on Saturday, Sept. 16.
The next commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.
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Krista Wasinger is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2011. She specializes in city reporting and feature stories, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Krista is a 2004 Fort Hays State University graduate with a degree in communications studies with an emphasis in journalism. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and four children.