Lyndon raises levy two mills, mayor resigns

LYNDON—Lyndon City Council members held a special meeting prior to the regularly scheduled Monday meeting to discuss the 2014 budget.

The council had to suspend the special meeting, but picked up the budget discussion during new business. The main topic of discussion was whether to raise the mill levy by two or three mills. One mill is equal to $5,700 in revenue to the city, which meant the council had to cull that amount from an already tight budget.

County turns down lake dirt

LYNDON—The Osage County Commission decided to decline dirt from the Osage City lake dredging project at their regular Monday meeting.

Commissioners met with road and bridge supervisor Glen Tyson for his weekly update and spent most of the meeting discussing the possibility of storing dirt from the lake dredging to use in future county projects. The dirt from the lake would be varying levels of silt, sand and clay and would have to dry out before it could be used. Osage City has estimated the amount of dirt to be removed could be up to 100,000 cubic yards.

Burlingame offers city clerk contract

BURLINGAME—After a short executive session Monday night, the Burlingame City Council took action to offer the city clerk position to Leann Smiley.

Smiley, who was not present at the meeting, was to be offered the position at $13.50 an hour, pending background check and drug test, with a 90 probation period. The position had been filled in interim by Janene Fry since the previous clerk resigned in May.

The city continued discussion of two nuisance properties, the neighboring building on Santa Fe Ave. and the former nursing home site.

USD 420 continues project supervision

OSAGE CITY—The USD 420 Board of Education continued its role of overseeing the facilities improvement projects at the July 10 regular meeting, which was preceded by a tour of the track and field site and the elementary remodeling.

McPherson Construction’s Eric Stueve, project superintendent, explained the field site and handed out a detailed layout of work items to be completed.

“If you look at the schedule, it looks tight, but it's going to happen,” Stueve said. “The sod is tentatively scheduled for July 23.”

SFTHS track problems worsen

CARBONDALE—Superintendent Dr. Steve Pegram informed the board of additional problems with the resurfacing of the high school track at the July 10 USD 434 Board of Education Meeting.



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