ELLINWOOD — At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Ellinwood City Council approved staff to proceed with the city’s automated metering infrastructure (AMI) project. Following discussion with Electric Superintendent Jon Perron and staff from the Kansas Power Pool, the council moved to purchase AMI equipment through a purchase power agreement with KPP.
In other business, the council was scheduled to meet with the High School Prom Committee to discuss the use of the city park for the prom in April but the committee withdrew its request before the meeting.
The council approved the sale of property at 115 East 2nd Street to Nathan Staton for $1,000. Following discussion with Mayor Irlan Fullbright and City Administrator Chris Komarek, the council approved the sale of used brick left over from city street projects in 2018 and last summer.
The council passed a resolution setting a public hearing for March 29 at 4 p.m. The hearing is related to dilapidated property at 214 West 1st Street and possible condemnation of a dangerous structure on the property.
On other matters, the council approved the placement of dumpsters for the city-wide cleanup scheduled for April 24 through May 2. In the past, the city has assisted the community in cleaning up personal property by placing large dumpsters at the city shop to dispose of trash, tires and appliances.
“This has actually been done for a 10-day period in the spring and normally coincides with the community-wide garage sale put on by the chamber of commerce,” Komarek said.
The council approved the emergency water plan which is updated annually and also approved a cereal malt beverage license for Annie Mae’s Restaurant. The council then met in executive session to discuss acquisition of flood control property but no action was taken following the session.