Sweet Springs Board of Aldermen discusses tour of water supply facility, city ordinance

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Sweet Springs Board of Aldermen held its regular monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 11, and discussed taking a tour of the Consolidated Public Water Supply facility and a city ordinance pertaining to sidewalk construction.

Ward I Alderman Rodney Heaper said he has been in contact with Tammy Winter, manager of Consolidated Public Water Supply District No. 2, which serves Lafayette, Johnson and Saline counties.

“She has offered some dates for the board,” Heaper said. “We’ll be able to take a tour to ask questions if we have them … or to see how our lines run from where the water comes in to our water tower,” he said.

Heaper said it would require some traveling.

“We would probably start in Higginsville,” he said. “We’ll maybe go to where our booster pump station is, and she’ll be able to show us some of the work that’s been going on.”

The board discussed a date and meeting time and decided on Sept. 27 at 5 p.m.

City Clerk Michelle Fuehring added a discussion of an ordinance on the agenda. Mayor Dee Friel introduced the ordinance, which pertained to sidewalk construction in the city of Sweet Springs. Fuehring said it was not complete.

“You need to tell me what you want me to go with,” Fuehring said, addressing the board. “Then I can fill in the blanks.”

She suggested to the board to figure out the parameters for the construction so she could complete the ordinance.

“I didn’t really want to write an ordinance that wasn’t really going to be correct,” Fuehring said.

Friel asked Ward II Alderman Larry Looney to help Fuehring with this project and Looney agreed.

“I pretty much already know what they are,” he said.

Friel asked Looney to consider finding three other citizens to help with the project to decide on dimensions and material needed for the construction.

No action was taken during the meeting. The next regular meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, due to the Columbus Day holiday.

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