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Claflin city council approves purchase of police vehicle
Resolution for demolition hearing approved
new vlc Claflin city council pic
Claflin water tower - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Claflin appointments for 2016-2017 include the following:

City & Court Clerk Patricia Schmidt
City Treasurer Robert Suelter
City Attorney Robert Suelter
Fire Chief Doug Hubbard
Police Chief Rory Tillett
Municipal Judge Joel Jackson
Environment & Weed Officer Richard Hayes
Superintendent Water & Sewer Richard Hayes
Public Officer Richard Hayes
Assistant Public Officer Gary Vaughan

Street Department Doug Hubbard
Sewer Department Dan Michaelis
Water Department Kirk Schneweis
Park Department Kelly Nixon
Police Department Casey Hubbard

The Claflin City Council met Monday, May 9, at the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the council heard a report delivered by Public Officer Gary Vaughan concerning several properties he has served notices on, in the city’s continuing effort to enforce property ordinances and control blight.
The council approved a resolution fixing a time and place for owners of 419 2nd Street to appear before the governing body to make their case against demolition or repair of dangerous or unfit structures at their property.
Police Chief Rory Tillet reported all police officers are firearms qualified, and he will need to purchase ammunition at a cost of about $1,105.
Tillet also received bids for a new police vehicle. After some discussion the council approved the purchase of a 2016 Dodge 1500 4x4 crew-cab for $24,845. The vehicle will be paid for out of the police department fund.
Mayor Mike Urban fulfilled his annual duty of making official appointments for the city. Casey
Hubbard was appointed as council president. Steve Hickel, Paul Hindman and Richard Tennant were appointed for a three-year term to the zoning board.
Urban also announced the First Kansas Bank as official depositor for the city and named the Hoisington Dispatch as the official newspaper. All appointments were approved by council.

Other items of discussion included:
City Superintendent Richard Hayes reported the city wide clean up went well.
The pool is ready to be filled.
The city is still waiting on a bid for the fence at the sewer plant.
Vickie Oeser presented information on signage. This will be an agenda item in June.

The meeting was then adjourned. The next regular meeting of the Claflin City Council will be on Monday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the city office.