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Future of Florence Labor Day up in the air

Mary Jane Grimmett reported Monday evening to Florence City Council that several Labor Day committee members are resigning from the committee and new people will be needed to help with the project if it is to continue.

A special meeting was at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the ambulance building to determine the future of the Labor Day celebration.

In other business:

  • The council accepted a request by the Pride Committee to approve a resolution to allow a greater number of days when people can buy July Fourth fireworks in Florence. The change will allow Pride members to sell fireworks for the same number of days as neighboring towns.
  • Miller reported Selena Wills had been ticketed for a trash violation, but had taken care of the problem. Wills was present at the council meeting. Council members thanked her for taking care of the matter so quickly, declared the nuisance abated, and dismissed the ticket.
  • The purchase of six new sewer rods at a cost of $64.93 each for the public works department was approved. They also approved sending Phil Baldwin and Larry Scriven to the annual Kansas Water Conference March 24-26 in Wichita March at a cost of $100 each.
  • City clerk Janet Robinson announced the city would have a bowling team again for the annual Bowl for Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake. The council approved a $50 donation to the organization.
  • Robinson received persmission to attend clerks’ school March 10-13 in Wichita at a cost of $225.
  • The council signed an agreement with the state that only the mayor, city superintendent, fire chief, assistant fire chief, and police chief will be authorized to represent the city’s interest when purchasing surplus equipment from the state’s surplus stockpile.
  • Councilman Warner presented a letter from Westar Energy giving the city permission to install a downtown sound system as long as the connections and equipment meet national codes.
  • Symphony in the Flint Hills was discussed and people were encouraged to volunteer to be involved with the project.
  • Wynn announced a 30-day burn ban issued by fire chief Mark Slater. The ban will be reviewed if the area receives significant moisture.

Last modified Feb. 4, 2009