Kansas examining waste options

By DANIEL BRISENO dnl.briseno@gmail.com
Posted 1/11/21

KANSAS — The Village of Kansas took the first step in the direction of a sewage plant at the Wednesday, Jan. 6, village board meeting.

Blake Courtney, the superintendent of …

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Kansas examining waste options

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KANSAS — The Village of Kansas took the first step in the direction of a sewage plant at the Wednesday, Jan. 6, village board meeting.

Blake Courtney, the superintendent of Westfield’s water and sewer, was present to discuss the issue. He presented the idea of Kansas pumping sewage to a new state of the art waste treatment plant being built in Westfield.

According to Courtney’s presentation, grants are available to cover everything from the house to the treatment plant so there would be no cost to the village.

“By you going in with us that moves you guys up in the grant list because we have already been approved and are just waiting for the final OK to start building,” said Courtney.

He emphasized this is great opportunity for the village as the grant money may not be available in the future.

“It may be the last bite out of the apple, and next time the village will have to cover the cost of the whole build,” he said.

Board members asked Courtney to have Bob Colvin of Frances Engineering, the company working with Westfield, attend the February meeting to go over what needs done to get the ball rolling.

In other business, Chief of Police Jeff Goodwin asked for an allowance to purchase ammunition for the Kansas Police Department. Goodwin stated Quality Law Enforcement Ammunition anticipates the cost of ammunition increasing by 30 to 40 percent, and Goodwin suggested stocking up before the price increase. The board heeded the chief’s concerns and unanimously approved Goodwin’s request.

Village President Ross Carrell was excited to announce there is a possibility the village will be updated with fiber optic service.