Sabetha City Commission

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. Present were Commissioners Norm Schmitt, Nick Aberle and Julie Burenheide; City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Steve Compo. Mayor Doug Clark and Commissioner Maridel Wittmer were absent. Commissioner Schmitt served as acting mayor in Clark’s absence.

Guests present were Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck, Fire Chief Jim Johnson and patron Robert Ruddick.

Fire Department

Chief Johnson spoke to the commission about brush trucks. Johnson said that in December, the pumper truck will be paid off.

He would like to start a new project — replacing one old brush truck with two newer ones. The cost for the 300-gallon brush trucks is approximately $115,000 to $120,000 per truck.

The rural fire department is willing to pay for one of the trucks and half of another one, if the city would be willing to pay for the other half. This would be one-fourth of the total price for two trucks or approximately $60,000.

Commissioners approved this purchase, 3-0. Johnson said he would pull final costs together and present those at a later time.

Also at the meeting:

Chief Wahwasuck presented his report. Commissioners approved minutes from the Sept. 10 meeting and Wage Resolution No. 2018-18 for Police Officer Brittany Springman, who has completed the academy.

The next regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at City Hall. City commission meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of every month and are open to the public.

Krista Wasinger71 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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