KDHE funds new public water supply system

TOPEKA — Construction of a new public water supply system, along the Kansas River east of Lawrence, is scheduled to begin in March 2017. Treated water will be utilized by Douglas County Rural Water District No. 5 and Osage County Rural Water District No. 5, which serve rural populations in southwest Douglas County and northeast Osage County. The new system will ensure a long-term water supply source for the district’s approximate 5,500 customers.

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USD 421 extends search for new superintendent

LYNDON — The USD 421 Board of Education interviewed three candidates during special meetings March 13-15 for the superintendent position that will be vacant after June 30. Cheryl Cook, superintendent, had submitted her resignation during the Oct. 12, 2016, board meeting, which the board accepted.

The three candidates who were interviewed were Troy Damman, superintendent of USD 272, Downs; Adam McDaniel, superintendent of USD 322, Onaga; and Jeff Jones, principal of West Palins High School, Ransom.

Lyndon wastewater treatment project hits a snag

LYNDON — The Lyndon City Council received an update on the wastewater treatment project from Brian Foster, BG Consultants, during Monday’s meeting. The project will replace the current wastewater treatment facility, which is one of the oldest facilities in the state.

The major project has been an ongoing for the council since August 2015. The current facility no longer meets the requirements set out in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Carbondale completes requirements for recreation grant

CARBONDALE — The Carbondale City County recessed during Monday’s regular meeting for a public hearing with Garrett Nordstrom, Governmental Assistance Services, to close out the Community Development Block Grant for the recreational improvements at City Park.

“We’re fixing to close out the project,” Nordstrom said. “I think we got our money. Is there anything else we need to cover?”

Council and staff noted some smaller issues.



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