Riley County Director of Administrative Services, Clancy Holeman, went before Riley County Commissioners on Thursday to propose a new “Post Issuance Compliance” ordinance. Commissioners took the time to look over the documents and unanimously approved the ordinance.
Anne Smith, aTa Bus Director, also made a presentation during the meeting. Smith shared the recent boom in business since students have returned to Kansas State University. Smith said, “On the first four days (of school), we transported a total of 3,642 rides, which is 910.5 rides per day”. There are currently 15 buses and one mini van transporting people to various stops around Manhattan. The increase in customers has provided funding for a few new stops, including Dillons Westloop and Ray’s Apple Market Village West.
Budget and Finance Officer, Johnette Shepek, shared the most recent tax numbers with commissioners and provided samples of the 2013 Budget Brochure. Brochures will be distributed to various Manhattan businesses, including the Manhattan Public Library.
Riley County Commissioner, Dave Lewis, and Manhattan City Manager, Ron Fehr, ended the meeting by giving a 1/2 cent sales tax roads and jobs presentation.