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  • Commission spreads specials for street projects

  • The El Dorado City Commission spread special assessments for two projects during their meeting Monday evening, following public hearings for each.
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  • The El Dorado City Commission spread special assessments for two projects during their meeting Monday evening, following public hearings for each.
    The first was Project 289, which was for the paving of School from Central to Sixth.
    One resident did speak regarding this project.
    Eugene Herman said he does love the streets, but has a couple of complaints.
    "Will you please go to the north end of School and straighten that out?" he asked. "That curve is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. Second we have no speed limit signs on School or Third."
    He asked to have police officers out there to slow traffic down, especially with the students who walk on that street to go to school.
    The second project was for the paving of Third Avenue from Boyer to Village.
    In other business, the commission:
    • approved the consent agenda, which included the March 18 minutes, an appropriation ordinance for $2,014,829.39 and a 2013 CMB license for Butler Community College. Before voting, Commissioner Shane Krause said, "I did read this like I do every meeting and I did not find anything out of the ordinary or extraordinary with it so I am in favor of approving it."
    • Commissioner David Chapin asked for some enforcement on Towanda Street because some citizens have told him there are a few individuals who like to speed.
    • Chapin also asked about the Village and Central lights and if they were working properly now. Herb Llewellyn, city manager, said they had some problems three or four weeks ago because the camera that recognizes vehicles was crooked, but it has been fixed.
    • Mayor Tom McKibban recognized the El Dorado High School forensics team, which has qualified a record of 18 speakers to go to the national meet.
    • McKibban asked about the spec building in the industrial park. He was told it is under design, with the footing designs complete, as well as an evaluation of the existing steel which showed it was in great condition. They need to work out a site plan and some of the amenities wanted or needed.
    • McKibban asked about the sidewalk from the college to the apartments and the stadium. Scott Rickard, assistant city engineer, said just last week they got approval from the Kansas Department of Transportation to utilize some federal funding for it, as well as the sidewalk in the Criss Addition and Vintage Place.
    • heard an update on the ball diamonds at the lake. Butler REC is helping set the poles, then they have one area of concrete remaining to be poured and they will be ready to schedule games.

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