HOISINGTON — The city of Hoisington had a major community water leak on Tuesday when the main transmission line to the community failed.
“We had a six foot transmission line fail,” said Jonathan Mitchell, city manager. The line had significant cracking and was repaired just before lunch with just a few hours out-of-service.
While the city still had water stored in the main water tower, water pressure was low during the morning. Mitchell said they do not know what caused the leak.
A permanent repair was made to the line and completed just before noon.
At the regular city council meeting on Monday, the council heard a proposal from Rob Penner from The Nature Conservancy to create a discharge pool from the city’s sewage lagoons. The goal of the proposal was to create additional habitat for shorebirds.
The proposal is preliminary and there was no action taken. The water would all be treated water.
Mitchell said the city does not discharge water very often, and in fact, the last time, it discharged was last August.
The Nature Conservancy portion of Cheyenne Bottoms is the northern side of the Bottoms.
In other business, the council approved a resolution that the outbuildings and storm shelter at 851 W. Second St. were unfit for habitation. The owners are given until Sept. 30 to begin repair.
Prior to the regular meeting, a land bank meeting was held. A third lot at McKenna Meadows was approved to JR Staab construction for a spec home.
In other business, the council approved a resolution to pursue renewal of the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, which provides abatement of property taxes for significant repairs to new construction.