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THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL PUBLIC COUNCIL MEETING ON FEBRUARY 12, 2015 @ 6:30 P.M. AT NEW STRAWN CITY HALL IN REGARDS TO THE STORM WATER DRAINAGE ISSUE IN THE NORTH PART OF THE CITY, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHOCTAW BASIN. FOR SEVERAL MONTHS THE COUNCIL HAS STUDIED DIFFERENT PROPOSALS TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM, WORKING CLOSELY WITH BG CONSULTANTS, INC., AN ENGINEERING FIRM FROM EMPORIA, AND HAVE REACHED A CRITICAL POINT IN THE PROCESS IN REGARDS TO COST OF THE PROJECT AND EASEMENT PROCUREMENTS NECESSARY TO MOVE FORWARD. COUNCIL IS REQUESTING THAT ALL NEW STRAWN RESIDENTS ATTEND THIS MEETING, NOT JUST THOSE HOMEOWNERS DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THIS PROBLEM, TO OFFER THEIR THOUGHTS & OPINIONS ON THE PROPOSED SOLUTION. REMEMBER, THESE ARE YOUR TAX DOLLARS THAT WILL BE UTILIZED FOR THIS PROJECT AND COUNCIL VALUES YOUR OPINION(S). PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND COME TO THIS CRUCIAL MEETING! IN THE EVENT THAT CITY HALL CANNOT ACCOMMODATE THE LARGE NUMBER OF CITIZENS THAT ATTEND, THE MEETING WILL BE MOVED TO THE NEW STRAWN COMMUNITY BUILDING.
TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANIMAL LICENSES
Dog & cat tags for 2015 must be purchased at City Hall by Jan. 31. You must provide proof of rabies vaccination in order to receive a tag. Cost of tags are $5 for unaltered animals & just $2 for animals that are spayed or neutered. Licenses purchased after Jan. 31 will double in price for each month they are late, so be sure and get your furry friends licensed on time! Remember, any owner or harborer of an animal that is found to be without a current city license may be fined up to $500, plus any cost incurred by the city related to enforcing the animal ordinance.
SNOW & ICE REMOVAL
Just a reminder NOT to park vehicles in the street during inclement weather, especially along the emergency routes, which are: Neosho St. to North 4th St. (all of 4th Street is an emergency route), Cherokee to Main St. and ALL of Main St. Vehicles parked in the street make it difficult to effectively treat the streets for icy conditions, as well as impeding snow removal.
TIME FOR TROUT!!
Trout are scheduled to be delivered on January 29th. A city fishing license is required to fish in the City Lake & can be purchased at New Strawn City Hall, Strawn Lumber, Coffey County Honda & Casey's. City fishing licenses are sold with a trout stamp through May 1 at the following cost for USD 244 (Burlington & New Strawn area) residents: Adult - $10, Youth - $4. Folks living outside USD 244 will pay $15 for an adult license and $6 for youth. Anyone at least 16 years old must also possess a KS state fishing license. As a reminder, please do NOT attempt to venture out onto the ice to fish during winter months. Shore-line fishing is permitted, but ice fishing in the middle of the lake is NOT. As usual, there will be several 'prize-sized' trout placed in the lake. If you catch one of those 'whoppers', please come into City Hall to have your picture taken. Or, take one for us & bring it in for display on our bragging wall!
CITY HALL & POST OFFICE CLOSINGS
The post office will be closed on Feb. 16 for Presidents Day.
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