Commissioners approve spring burn dates

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, at City Hall. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Norm Schmitt, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen and Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer.

Commissioners approved spring burn dates from March 13 to May 6.

United 4 Youth Countywide

Nick Scott of United 4 Youth Countywide, Sabetha High School SADD sponsor Elysia McGill and SHS students Anna Cochenour and Laurel Smith were present.

McGill, Cochenour and Smith updated the commission on SADD’s activities for the year. McGill also told the commission about Bluejay Buddies, a program that began last year. She reported that between 35 to 40 kids meet two Fridays per month.

Scott discussed a grant that United 4 Youth Countywide received this year, as well as the group’s efforts within the county. Scott requested the commission continue its $2,500 per year contribution. The commission approved this contribution.

Rock Creek Township

Jeff Tyler, Clark Strahm and Russ Baumgartner were present on behalf of the Rock Creek Township Board to discuss chip and seal on Kansas Avenue. Ed Steinlage also was present as a resident of that area.

Tyler said the Township Board is looking for a joint effort with the city and county for the cost to chip and seal Kansas Avenue. The board has been in touch with the Nemaha County Commission.

Strahm said the gravel road is heavily traveled. The area of road to be chip and sealed is a little more than a mile going west and half a mile going back into town on 14th Street.

City Administrator Allen said the city could probably start by having a traffic study done. He will contact the Schwab Eaton engineering firm to arrange a study. Once the study is complete, costs can be figured.

Also at the meeting:

Minutes from the Feb. 26 meeting were approved.

Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck presented his report to the commission.

Krista Wasinger98 Posts

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.

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