Expert to address water plan

The City of Florence will be sending the final draft of the Source Water Protection Plan to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, members of the Florence City Council heard at their Monday meeting.

Scott Roberson, Kansas Rural Water Association, will be at the council meeting, at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 5 to answer questions from citizens about this plan.

A copy of the plan will be available for public review one week prior to the Feb. 5 meeting.

The council will meet with Chris Cox, Schwab-Eaton, to discuss the microfiltration water pilot project. Cox will be discussing the two different companies, Memcor and Koch Industries, the upfront costs, how the setup will go and the overall costs. They are hoping to begin the project in March.

Dave Shupe, Chapman Securities, was selected as financial advisor for the street repair project.

Jeanie Meirowsky, council member, asked that the city employees see what they can do about the manhole cover on Grandview just off 5th Street.

Warrant #2001-01 was approved.

Howard Kahler, chief of police, reported the following for the month of December: seven service calls, two escorts, four criminal complaints, two accidents, five assists, seven animal calls, five warnings were issued, six NTAs, one arrest, and mileage of 1,290.

Kahler reported the following totals for the year 2000: 140 service calls, 12 escorts, 42 criminal complaints, eight accidents, 88 assists, 32 animal calls, 92 warnings were issued, 83 NTAs, 20 arrests, and mileage of 16,035.

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