The commission gave the go ahead to city staff to create a status report on the wellhead protection plan, and work to develop a joint city and surrounding county well drilling permit ordinance in the ten-year capture zone. Recent levels of toxins at well 13 required a filtration unit to be installed to ensure the safety of the local water supply.
The commission also held a public education presentation on the half cent sales tax issue. The presentation featured Manhattan and Riley Count commissioners and details on past performance and future projections if the program is implemented. The presentation is available online at www.cityofmhk.com, and more details can be found at www.rileycountyks.gov.