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TRASH RATE INCREASE
Republic Services, the company that New Strawn contracts with for our trash collection services, has notified the city that they will once again be adjusting our contract rate based on the current CPI information. The current percentage is 4.6%, bringing the new residential price to $13.98 for the city. Consequently, this means cost of your trash service will be increasing from the current charge of $14.37 monthly to $14.98. The new fee will be reflected on your next billing which will be mailed on or around May 20.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED
The City of New Strawn can now accept payment via credit/debit cards. The new KanPay system is up & running and we are able to process MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express, Debit and gift cards. You will pay an additional fee of 2.5% of the total amount billed if you choose to pay with a card. So, if your bill is $100, you will be assessed an additional $2.50 for the service when the payment is processed. This fee does NOT go to the City, but is the administrative cost for processing the payment charged by KS.gov. Currently, we can only accept credit card payments over the phone or over the counter, but eventually there will be a link on this website which will allow you to pay online, or with an E-check. We hope this will make paying your bill a little easier and hassle-free.
Plans are underway for Strawnfest 2015! Due to scheduling conflicts this year, Council decided to 'scale back' from a day-long event to an evening in the park on July 3. Festivities will begin around 5PM and will conclude with a fireworks display! There will be an inflatable Bouncy House and HUGE Obstacle Course for the kiddos to play on (FREE---as in NO CHARGE or wristband required)as well as several other fun activities: cake walk, live music, free ice cream, games, etc. So, bring your lawn chairs & come enjoy an old-fashioned 4th of July in our beautiful City Park!
NEW CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Two new council members were sworn in at the May 7, 2015, regular council meeting. Jim Weeks and Gary Haehn both won positions on the council after the election held in April. Mr. Weeks has been a resident of New Strawn for many years and has previously served as a council member and mayor for the city. Mr. Haehn is relatively new to the city and has 30+ years of experience in the field of public education. Mayor Mark Petterson was also sworn in at the meeting and ran unopposed for the position. Mr. Petterson has served New Strawn as Mayor since 2003 and was a council member prior to that. Welcome to the two new members and many 'thanks' to ALL for your dedication to our city!
AVENUE OF FLAGS
New Strawn will soon be sporting a more patriotic look...an 'avenue of flags', to be displayed for appropriate occasions, will soon be welcoming folks as they pass through town on Highway 75. Council approved the purchase of twelve American flags to be proudly displayed from brackets attached to the utility poles along the highway. The 'avenue of flags' will begin at Lake Road and run all the way to the bank. The City plans to put the flags up for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Flag Day, Veteran's Day, Labor Day & President's Day.
CITY HALL & POST OFFICE CLOSINGS
City Hall & the post office will be closed on May 25 for Memorial Day.
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