HOISINGTON — The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday, and approved submitting an application to rezone the old mobile home park to R-2, which would allow for such housing as assisted living, spec homes and residential development.
This designation will also limit development to residential to the entire parcel of land. The property was donated to the city’s land bank earlier this year.
Some land line telephone users will see a slight increase to their telephone bills. Mitchell reported that there are eight telephone companies on file to sell service in Hoisington, only one is collecting a franchise fee of 5 percent per line, Century Link.
A quorom of the council approved moving to a flat $2.75 fee per line that all companies selling service in Hoisington must charge.
All of the franchise fee goes back to the city. The fee passed in Ordinance 1468 does not apply to cable, internet or cell phones.
In his written report, Mitchell gave an update on the study of the Daylight Donuts building. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has not completed its review which means that the building cannot be transferred to Subway until late August.
The Utility Task Force has met twice. The central concern of the task force will be electrical rates. On Tuesday of this week, they toured the Hoisington Power Plant. The next group meeting will be with the consultant, Joe Herz from Sawvel and Assoc. at 10 a.m. at Aug. 14 at City Hall.
In final business, the council:
•Approved paying $112.50 from the transient guest tax fund. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce requested the money to pay for advertising.