ELLINWOOD — Members of the Ellinwood boys and girls cross-country teams were present at the November City Council meeting In Ellinwood. The boys are state champs for the second year in a row, and the girls are state champs for the third year in a row and were recognized for their achievement.
The council heard a recreation report from the recreation steering committee members, John Isern and Mel Waite about the potential development of an official Ellinwood Recreation Commission. The school board voted earlier this month to issue a statement of support for the committee to move forward in an effort to create an independent Recreation Commission with its own board, as did the city.
The new city street signs have been installed. The total bill will be about $10,000. The old street signs were homemade and labor intensive. City Administrator Robert Peter said that he has heard a lot of positive comments on the new signs.
The repairs for south Main Street have been approved by the council. The bid from Suchy Construction was accepted to fix the area that has buckled between the curb and gutter and the railroad tracks.
In other business, the council heard:
•That the city offices can be used as a drop off for the Project Hope Tree, which is a project of Ellinwood High School.
•The City Park restrooms will be closed for the winter.
•The meeting date in January will be moved from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15 due to end-of-the-year paperwork.
•Ryan Hammeke was hired as a police officer.