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April 13, 2017 – PDF Edition

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Phone outage effects 911, long distance

According to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, a telephone outage is affected part of Osage County Monday morning, including the county’s 911 system.

“This is affected all 911 incoming calls to Osage County Sheriff’s Office,” said Laurie Dunn, sheriff. “Those 911 calls are being routed to either Franklin County Sheriff’s Office or Coffey County Sheriff’s Office. Citizens need to be prepared to provide more details to those agencies assisting us.”

The department said the outage additionally effect long-distance service for Burlingame, Lyndon, Melvern and Quenemo.

Auditor suggests water rate hike in Burlingame

BURLINGAME — John R. Welch, certified public accountant, presented the findings from his audit April 3 to the Burlingame city council.

Under the significant findings of the audit Welch said that the council had the fiduciary duty to raise sufficient funds to cover the expenses of the water utility.

“In the case of the water department, you are short about $60,000 a year in order to fund the water improvement bonds,” said Welch. “The bonds come due in March, at that part of time you don’t have money to pay the bonds.”

Lyndon City Council works on wastewater treatment project

LYNDON — The Lyndon City Council continued discussion and planning for a new wastewater treatment plant at its April 3 meeting.

Rick Ensz, Cooper Malone McClain Inc., provided the Lyndon City Council with a temporary note and Kansas Department of Health and Environment Loan Calls and Rural Development Bond Issuance Assistance agreement and the break down of the services.

Alley dispute draws split vote by Osage City Council

OSAGE CITY — The March 28 Osage City Council meeting included updates on a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment project, but was dominated by discussion related to the proposed opening of an alleyway that runs parallel to Lakin and Holiday streets between Seventh and Eighth streets.

“Lorrain (Davis) approached us with concern about how that alley was used,” said Wes Brown. “It had a restrictive function, you could not drive through with motor vehicles and go out the west end. Lorraine’s request is that the west end of the alley be reopened to motor vehicle traffic.”

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