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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Butler pool to open May 31st

Highlights from the Butler city council meeting this evening

All members present. It was a fairly short meeting as there were no public hearings, guests, proclamations or committee reports. 

Training is scheduled for new council members this Friday in Garden City, with more coming in early June.

Considerable time was given to discussion of holding a town hall event that would give the public an open forum to discuss ideas and issues with the council. At this point, picking a place and date will be done soon- it doesn’t look like the Butler high school auditorium is going to work out due to construction, so possibly a local church will fit the bill. Most likely the town hall meeting will be held in June.

It was announced the Butler pool will be open beginning May 31st.

Councilwoman Liggins reported that she, with mayor Henry have been looking into how to establish a paved path or sidewalk to give pedestrians a safe zone to get to businesses on west 52. The biggest issue is the railroad overpass, and changes there are cost prohibitive. It looks like a crossing near Ohio street may be the answer.

This city is looking to replace a brush truck for the fire department as the 1985 unit is in pretty bad shape. Cost of the chassis for a Ford F-350 super cab will be in the 35k range.

 Remember the Butler city council meets on the first and third Tuesdays 7 pm at city hall.