State cleans up illegal salvage operation
Cleanup continued Friday at the property of Delbert Thiesen, 950 Diamond, Newton.
Marion County Zoning Administrator and Environmental Health Director Bobbi Strait reported to Marion County Commission Friday that Kansas Department of Transportation already had hauled three semi loads of tires with two loads remaining.
She said the state should finish Friday or Saturday with the cleanup of the illegal salvage operation.
Motor oil was found on the ground on the property which will require additional cleanup by the state.
Strait told the commission that she, acting county public works director John Summerville, and commissioner Dan Holub were to meet Friday with Danniel King and his attorney regarding King's claims that the county continues to encroach on his property in rural Peabody.
In other business:
— The commission approved transport fuel bids and area fuel bids from low-bidder Cooperative Grain & Supply of Hillsboro.
Transport fuel bids from the co-op was $25,296 for 5,250 gallons of diesel fuel at an approximate average cost of $3.13 per gallon, and 3,000 gallons of unleaded fuel at $2.843 per gallon.
The area fuel bid from the co-op was $19,834 for 6,550 gallons of diesel fuel at an approximate average cost of $3.03 per gallon.
— Commission chairman Bob Hein appointed Vida Bartel of rural Hillsboro to the Marion County Planning Commission.
— Summerville asked for and received a 10-minute executive session to discuss personnel. The meeting reconvened with no decisions.
— Hein asked for a 10-minute executive session with Strait to discuss personnel. The meeting reconvened with no decisions.