Tonganoxie City Council approves 3 Tahoe SUVs for police

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Tonganoxie City Council chambers move to former public library at Third and Bury streets. In-person meetings also available to watch on a city YouTube channel could begin with the regular Jan. 19 meeting.

The Tonganoxie City Council approved the purchase of three vehicles from the Tonganoxie Police Department for just over $117,000 and the outfitting of the vehicles for around $18,000 at Monday’s regular meeting.

The board approved three 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles and associated “outfit” material and font graphics. The three vehicles cost $117,226 and the equipment totaled $18,450. Vehicles should arrive in 1-2 weeks. The purchases are part of the planned budget for 2022.

In other cases counsel:

• Approval of a temporary use lease for the Tonganoxie Water Park with Janet Falk for the Tongie Tidal Waves swim team. Falk coaches Tidal Waves and the team uses the pool every summer for practices and home games.

• Approved a request to donate three Tonganoxie Water Park Family Passes for the Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation to be auctioned at an upcoming silent auction. The board waived the fee, which totaled $450 for the three season passes.

• Permitted use of acceptance of a quote from Micro-Comm, Inc. for human-machine interface software and computer systems upgrades for a cost not to exceed $15,838.

• Approved the purchase of $65,381.20 for the purchase of commodities for the remaining watermain installation project at Tonganoxie Business Park.

• The estimate approved by Places Tree Service to remove dead trees from sites within the city right-of-way shall not exceed $14,200.

• Approved announcement of the 2022 Street Maintenance Project as presented by staff.

• Approved renewal of health insurance coverage with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, renewal of group dental insurance coverage with Delta Dental of Kansas, acceptance of group vision insurance coverage with MetLife, and acceptance of group dental insurance coverage with basic life insurance with Mutual of Omaha for 2022-23 plan year. The new year of the plan is expected to begin on July 1.

• We went into executive session to obtain legal advice relayed to correspondence received from Unilock, regarding the sale of real estate contract between the City and Unilock pursuant to attorney-client consultation. The council returned to regular session and Mayor David Frese noted that no binding action was taken during the executive session.

• Approved Frese’s reappointment of Kenneth Moore as Municipal Court Judge.

• Approved Frese’s appointment of Anna Krstulic as City Prosecutor.

Internet problems prevent live streaming

Monday’s Tonganoxie Town Council meeting was not broadcast live due to connectivity issues.

Internet connection issues began around 5 p.m. and were not resolved in time for Monday’s meeting.

Council meetings are normally streamed live on the city’s YouTube page.

If residents can’t watch the meetings live, they can watch the archived versions in their entirety starting a few days after the night of the meeting.

The next regular town meeting will be May 16 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 303 S. Bury St.

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