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City continues June Jaunt next year; cancels Ladies Night Out
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ELLINWOOD — The Ellinwood City Council approved $2,500 to the Chamber of Commerce for next year’s June Jaunt.
The council was in agreement that the June Jaunt was successful and promoted Ellinwood.
Nancy Baird, Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, requested the money because putting on the event was a burden on the chamber. The chamber said they would be cancelling Ladies Night Out spring event.
In regards to June Juane, “I feel like it’s a good deal,” said Robert Peter, city administrator. “We had one of the more successful ones. I’d like to see it continue. Anything we can do to get people in town.”
In other business, the city will soon have new street signs. Peter said that some streets were missing signs.
The new signs will be blue with white letters, and the cost for the project is $7,591. The council accepted the bid from  Michael Todd who will replace all of the street signs in the city.
New regulations regarding the size and color of signs have been issued by the Department of Transportation.
Also, if the community decides to go ahead with a Recreation Commission, it will not involve the city or schools, and it will be its own taxing entity, said Peter. It will have its own governing board and own budget.
In final business, the council:
•Accepted a bid from Blue Cross and Blue Shield for health insurance.
•The city will sell the old zoll defibrillator to Burdett EMS.
•Baird reported that their are 40 girls out for volleyball an 60 kids in soccer. They will play Central Plains.
•The city needs an ADA compliant lift for the pool.
•The Rotary Club is planning to put in $1500 for new toddler equipment at City Park.
•Peter and Kim Schartz will attend the League of Municipalities conference in October.