Post Tagged with: "Marion County Commission"

Commissioners delay extension district signing

The Marion County Commission heard more about the proposed joint extension district with McPherson County at its meeting Dec. 19. But before signing the resolution allowing Ricky Roberts, Marion County extension agent, to move forward on the proposal, Com­mission Chair Randy Dallke wants all three commissioners present. “We won’t sign today until we have Commissioner Lori Lalouette here,” he said. […]

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County considers closing stretch of Limestone Road

The Marion County Commission spent almost an hour Monday deciding whe­ther to close a small stretch of road on Limestone at 80th to U.S. Highway 50. After hearing from all three landowners, Commissioners Dan Holub and Randy Dallke agreed to 60 days from Oct. 17 to allow one of the landowners to come back with a plan. Commissioner Lori Lalouette […]

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Commissioners concede road decision violated policy

You learn by your mistakes. The Marion County Commission Monday retained a decision to gravel Quail Creek Road between 250th and 260th to facilitate travel for a Centre student during bad weather although Commission Chairman Randy Dallke said it is now realized the commissioners violated policy. For one thing the school district isn’t responsible for insuring school travel for students […]

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Bridge construction dominates county meeting

Deteriorating county bridges and what to do about them continues to be a major discussion for the Marion County Commission. After discussions Monday with area farmers who must cross the bridge for field work at Goldenrod over the Cottonwood River, the three commissioners decided they must take more time to discuss bridge concerns before taking action. Commissioner Dan Holub said […]

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Peabody group asks for more sand, less gravel on road

Terry Eberhard was the main spokesman for a group of Peabody-area men asking Marion County commissioners Monday for more sand and less gravel on their roads. Even though more “wash boarding”—ridges of surfacing—can be created with sand, Eberhard said traffic is moving slower with rough gravel anyway. The group led by Eber­hard lives from Indigo to Nighthawk along 90th. They […]

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County seeking business people for new task force

Marion County commissioners are taking the lead by putting together a task force, and requesting volunteers serve on this committee in researching economic development. County Clerk Tina Spencer said those interested in volunteering would be charged with researching and developing recommendations to the commissioners. ?The group will be comprised of about seven members (to include) citizens of Marion County and […]

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State aging agency may tap county to offset state cuts

County commissioners were informed at the Thurs?day payday meeting that North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging will be requesting an additional $14,000 from Marion County to replace reduced state funding. Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator for the Department on Aging, said the typical budget allocation for NCFHAA is about $5,000. The agency is asking other counties with which it affiliates […]

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Holub cites source for deep saltwater well disposal rules

Marion County Commis?sioner Dan Holub said Monday that his research has revealed that deep saltwater well disposal into a deep geologic layer by the oil industry is regulated by the Oil and Gas Conserva?tion Department under the Kansas Corporation Com?mission. It is a common practice done on many conventional wells in the area using deep water sources under pressure to […]

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Commissioners OK test turbines near Tampa

Marion County commissioner gave their final approval Monday for Trade Wind Energy, headquartered in Lenexa, to install about a half-dozen temporary test turbines in the Tampa area. The project will measure whether wind speeds justify installing a larger wind turbine farm to generate electricity. Brice Barton, senior development director for Trade Wind, said public interest in the potential development of […]

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County reps get down to business

County reps get down to business

Marion County Commissioner Randy Dallke (holding microphone) moderates the conversation about economic development Feb. 18 at the Marion Community Center. More than 50 people attended a public meeting Thursday at the Marion Community Center moderated by Randy Dallke, Marion County commissioner. ?We want to know what businesses need, what they want and how we (as commissioners) can help,? he said. […]

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