Sabetha City Commission: City discusses upcoming projects

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, April 23. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Steve Compo. Commissioner Norm Schmitt was absent.

City Projects

Commissioners discussed city projects, including the wellness center and the Sixth Street Improvements/Walking Trail. Both projects are still in the planning phase.

City Administrator Allen said he expects that it will be mid-May before the design plans for the wellness center are put to cost estimates.

It is expected that the design of Sixth Street improvements will be ready by the first part of summer. After bidding the project out, Allen said if everything goes as planned, construction could begin around August. The Walking Trail construction could begin in late fall or spring 2019.

Also discussed was the progress of the new subdivision — Prairie View Heights — on Oregon Street. Allen said it is coming along and most city parts of the project are complete.

Also at the meeting:

Mayor Clark reminded commissioners of upcoming events. The Sabetha High School American Government class is scheduled to present community projects to the commission from 8 to noon Wednesday, April 25. The SEDC Annual Meeting meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 4, at Glacial Hills Business Resource Center.

Commissioners approved the minutes from the April 9 meeting and Wage Resolution No. 2018-05 for summer help.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, May 14, at City Hall.


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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.


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