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Council approves site for circus
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HOISINGTON — At its regular meeting on Monday night, the Hoisington City Council approved renting a city site to a family circus in May.
The circus will set up a site near the baseball diamonds and pay $300 for rent.
In other business, the city approved selling the donut table from the old donut shop, which the city now owns. City Manager Jonathan Mitchell said that he has seen the tables for bid on the Internet for $1500-$2200. The council agreed to accept sealed bids until the end of the week. Mitchell said several individuals had expressed interest in the table. The table will be sold as is.
Gene Mooney, Cardinal Pharmacy, asked for permission from the city to cut a door in the south side of the pharmacy building. Mooney said they will pay for installation of the door.
Mitchell said that a door was originally planned for the building, but was eliminated due to costs. The council approved the installation of the door.
Mooney plans to move his T-shirt business into the basement.
The city is considering the purchase of a vehicle for employees to use for out-of-town meeting attendance. The city paid $6,400 in mileage reimbursement to employees last year. Mitchell has gotten a few bids on two cars, but the council decided to check other car dealers for more bids.
Kansas Wetlands Education Center Manager Curtis Wolf was present at the meeting. He explained that the center has added additional signage and is working to add more.
The city accepted a bid for $5,485 each for three mowers from Carr Auto-Electric for the park and cemetery. The mowers are traded in annually to provide low maintenance care. The city will trade-in the current mowers as a part of the bid.
The council approved giving $300 to the Haunted Heights Halloween House from the transient guest tax to use for advertising. Don Doerschlag, owner of the Haunted House, requested $600, but the council opted for the $300.