The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 20, 1996 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 20, 1996
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J3UNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1996 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURN ^SALINE COUNTY COMMISSION Earthen roads under scrutiny; |5 miles in county may be closed ;$tudy included all |217 miles of earthen ;Foads in Saline County ; By The Journal Staff ,- __ '" Concerned about the cost of ^maintaining the county's 217 • miles of earthen roads, Saline ! County commissioners asked for a ; study of what roads might be va- jcated. . The results of that study will be ; discussed at 10 a.m. Monday in iRoom 211 of the City-County ! Building. I Also this week, commissioners ;will decide whether to require ithat a majority of the members of Ithe county's fire district boards ; Should be firefighters. That deci- • sion will be made at a meeting at 4 Ip.m. Tuesday in Room 107 of the ; City-County Building. I Commissioners meet from 9 Ja.m. until business is completed Jon Mondays, Tuesdays and •Wednesdays in Room 211. All ,' meetings are open to the public. '--. Jerry Fowler, public works di• rector, cautioned that Monday's ' T SALINA CITY COMMISSION The public works department came up with five miles that director Jerry Fowler will recommend be vacated, saving the county about $1,000 a year. meeting discussion of earthen roads is preliminary. The public works department studied all 217 miles of earthen roads in the county and zeroed in on 93 miles that could be vacated, Fowler said. From that list, the public works department came up with five miles that Fowler will recommend be vacated — thus saving about $1,000 a year in maintenance costs. Those roads are: • Humbargar Road between Burma and Thompson roads in north- central Saline County. • Ottawa Road between Cun- ningham and Woodward roads in northeast Saline County. • Shilo Road between Elm Creek and Ottawa roads in north-central Saline County. • Woodward Road between Lapsley and Hedberg roads in southeast Saline County. • Cunningham Road between Hobbs Creek and Lapsley roads in southeast Saline County. Before the roads can be vacated, all property owners will have to be notified and public hearings held, Fowler said. Also at the 10 a.m. Monday meeting, commissioners will discuss a request from Douglas and Carla Glessner to open Sunnyside Road between Armstrong and Stimmel roads in northwest Saline County The Glessners want to build a house on property they own that fronts Sunnyside Road, but can't unless they have frontage along a publicly maintained road. The Glessners have agreed to pay to construct an earthen or gravel road to minimum county standards. The county would then maintain the road. iCity to debate zoning change fSalina businessman [seeks to develop his [used-car sales lot 5 By The Journal Staff » A zoning change requested by S Tim Sankey, who seeks to develop |f a-used car sales lot on South Ninth {Street, will go before city commis- \ sioners Monday. ; Sankey, 2651 Highland, has a tear lot at 829 E. Crawford and t wants to expand his business on a tlot between Claflin and Cloud (streets. His request for zoning that •would allow the business at 161711621 S. Ninth has already been ap- 5 proved by the city planning com- ^inission, but city commissioners * Have the final word. P The commissioners' meeting j will be at 4 p.m. in Room 107 of the j City-County Building. At 2:30 'p.m., commissioners will meet in I the adjacent conference room for a study session about the comprehensive state-grant application. Sankey will pave part of the lot, but will leave a rental hous^e at 1621 S. Ninth until November 1997. At that time, he will remove the house or turn it into an office for the business. City planners have expressed reservations about allowing a residence that close to a commercially zoned property, but Sankey has agreed to construct a separate driveway and fence the house. He also will have to limit use of the lot to car sales and other commercial uses allowed under current zoning. On Monday, commissioners will have the first reading of the zoning ordinance; the final vote will be taken at a later meeting. Firm seeks fire protection Also Monday, the commission will decide whether to provide Crestwood Inc., 601 E. Water Well Road, city fire protection. The cab- inet making company is building a new headquarters on Water Well Road and seeks fire protection that would cost the firm about $0,600 a year. If approved, the contract between the city and Crestwood would go into effect Friday. Other items on the commission agenda include: • Consideration of final approval of changing two street names. Pieschl Court would become Eastgate Court and Allison Terrace would become Eastgate Terrace. • The awarding of a $75,800 contract to Geisler Roofing, Concordia, to repair the leaky roof of the City- County Health Department at 125 W. Elm. The contract would provide for a single layer of rubberized roof, skylight repair and relocation of air conditioning units. The city's 1997 budget includes $200,000 for roof repairs, including the health department project. If approved, $76,000 of that budget authorization would be moved to 1996. There has never been a better time to buy a Buick! Lease 1997 LeSabre LeSabre- The best selling full-sized car in America, t LeSabw... Peace of Mind. . .,se,title,fees,insurance extra. GMAC must approve lease. Based on WLeSabrel/SE package. 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HOLM MOTOR CO, • ELLSWORTH 472-3101 "I believe strongly that if a responsible, responsive working democracy is to flourish in this country we must have a well-educated citizenry" Eloise Lynch JQloise believes that we need trained employees, but our schools must produce more than a bunch of worker ants. Enlightened citizens who can think and interact in society are equally important. Crime and welfare consume a large amount of our tax dollars. An underlying common characteristic in both situations is lack of a high school diploma. The cost of education is an investment that can offer prevention of these problems. Education enables a person to give to society rather than to take from it. It has always been a basic responsibility of the State Board of Education to see that all our children get a good public education. "Education is the key to a productive and satisfying life." PUBLIC EDUCATION IS THE FOUNDATION OF DEMOCRACY. ELOISE LYNCH For State Board of Education Pol, a(Jv. pd. for by Lynch Campaign, Mike Mattson, Chairman Scott Torres for Sheriff Reported Crime in Ottawa County is Increasing, yet The Sheriffs Department's Arrest Rate is Decreasing The Sheriffs Department is receiving more calls from Ottawa County Citizens reporting crime, but the Sheriffs Department's arrest rate is low. With a growing local population, our Sheriffs Department must improve and simply perform its job! Our Sheriffs Department is just not giving us what we pay for. < Reported crimes are often not investigated and often Sheriffs Deputies do not even respond to calls. They are simply ignored. When crimes are investigated, the Sheriffs Department routinely does not follow proper investigative procedures resulting in criminals going free. The Sheriff just does not set a good example for his Deputies and he does not provide them with proper leadership. The overall performance of the Ottawa County Sheriffs Department is poor! The conviction rate is low due to the Sheriffs Department's poor investigative and evidence collection practices, poor work habits, and a simple lack order and discipline. The Sheriff and his Deputies are given raises regardless of how well they perform their jobs so they do the minimum to get by! When we elected Mr. Kenneth White as Sheriff, he promised to do a good job. He has not kept his promise. He has let his Deputies become arrogant and Ia2y. That's not the behavior we need or want. Our county is small but we are growing. We need a Sheriff who is prepared for our growth. Scott Torres will bring Ottawa County the Sheriffs Department our Citizens deserve and will be proud of. It will be a hard working and community oriented professional department that is responsible to the Citizens of Ottawa County. He will establish proper standards, policies and procedures, and he will restore integrity to the Ottawa County Sheriffs Department. 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