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Formal Ellinwood Rec a possibility
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ELLINWOOD — At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council discussed a formal Ellinwood Recreation Commission.
John and Jacque Isern were present to make some recommendations. They have formed some committees and heard a lot of thoughts and ideas.
Everyone thought it would be a real community enhancement, so they looked to see what other communities in the area were doing.
“Your community dictates what your needs are,” said Isern. A survey has been developed that will go out in August with the results being presented to the board.
The hope for the commission was that it could meet the needs for activities for older people. The current commission is meeting the needs for sports.
An area of concern has come up about dog waste being left in City Park. After some discussion, the council  decided to look around for dog waste bags so dog owners could handle the waste.
City Administrator Robert Peter reported the amount of waste had been excessive this summer.
Peter also reported that work has begun on the repair of the manholes.
He told of the success of the July 4th fireworks. The council is considering adding traffic control and barricading some areas.
In other action, the board:
•Set a 2013 budget study session for 6 p.m. July 23.
•Approved agreements with the Kansas Power Pool. One will authorize specific agreements with its member cities to provide financing for internal electrical projects. The second concerns RICE upgrades.
•Listened to a property complain about 503 E. 4th St. Neighbors would like to see the yard cleaned. The home owners want to fix it the home and sell it.
•Approved a Cereal Malt Beverage license for the Sidewinders at Wolf Pond.