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City of Ellinwood receives clean audit at Tuesday meeting
Pickleball courts approved
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City of Ellinwood offices.

ELLINWOOD — The City of Ellinwood was given a clean audit during the 2020 audit report at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Adams Brown LLC performed the audit. 

Following a discussion with a local home owner, the council approved city staff to assist with repairs to a sewer line in the street at the residence located at 400 East D Street. The home owner has experienced ongoing sewer line issues at this location for several years. The sewer line crosses city-owned property from the house to the sewer main.

In other business from Tuesday’s meeting, the council:

• Approved the sale of a lot at 115 East 2nd Street to Bob Lewis and Larah Thomson for $3,500.

• Was given an update on property at 214 West 1st St. The owner of the property requested to give the property to the city. The council approved the city accept ownership and will be responsible for $163 in back taxes.

• Approved a $500 donation to the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byways for signage and tourism promotions.

• Approved to convert a portion of the basketball courts located at the south ball fields into pickleball courts.

• Approved an ordinance allowing for the consumption of cereal malt beverages in the city park during the After Harvest Festival.

• Reviewed an ordinance related to the maximum number of animals allowed at a residence. City staff will review the current ordinance in more detail and council will receive from staff recommendations at a future meeting.

• Appointed Ken Lebbin as president to the election council.

• Approved Sunflower Bank and Peoples Bank and Trust as official depositories.

• Designated the Ellinwood Leader as the official newspaper.

The council went into two executive sessions but took no action following the sessions related to employee performance and property acquisition for utility easement.