Eudora News and

The Eudora City Council met on Monday evening and without much fanfare or large discussion, handled the agenda items of the evening.

The meeting was attended by several students from Eudora High School who were required to attend a meeting as part of a class assignment. Approximately 20 students were in the audience to take notes and learn how city government works and how business meetings are conducted.

Multiple agenda items passed through with very few questions. Those items included a proclamation that September will designated National Preparedness Month, Java to Go has obtained a Use Permitted Upon Review Permit (UPUR) to conduct business in the C & S parking lot at 14th and Church Street and the Knights of Columbus from Holy Family Catholic Church were granted a Cereal Malt Beverage license to sell beer at fundraising events.

(Editors Note: In full disclosure, I am the head of the Knights of Columbus organization at Holy Family and I presented this application to the City Council at the meeting Monday evening.)

A couple of citizen complaints were also addressed. A letter was drafted to KDHE refuting the claims of a citizen complaint about sewer problems on their property and the City Council will look at rolling back a Storm Water Utility fee charged to approximately 22 customers of the city that reside outside the city limits.

The City also approved creating the Position of Information Technology Analyst to handle the cities I.T. needs. The money for this position is currently in the budget and comes from not replacing staff that have left their positions with the city.  The hiring process will begin in the near future.

The Council also received some information about EudoraFest 2011.  We will be bringing you all the information about EudoraFest in the coming days including information on how vendors can register and parade participants can register.  Eudora Fest will be held on Saturday October 1.


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