The Wamego City Commission reviewed a Recreation Department application.
During a Tuesday meeting, City Manager Merl Page went over a draft of the Rec Departments Soccer Field Rental Application that was developed after request were made from private entities to hold soccer camps at the site.
Page said there was a rental strategy in the past but new requests have deemed it necessary to have a formal agreement. A motion was made to accept the draft as a working agreement and passed by a vote of 5 to 0.
Also, Page announced receiving a rebate check for $22,390.25 from the Kansas Municipal Utility Safety Group Insurance, which represents the City’s share of the total premiums paid. Page said this was the largest check he ever remembers receiving.
In other business, several items were brought up but were tabled until the next meeting:
- Net Metering for electric utilities. An ordinance is being developed that will become a long-term document and will cover private residence solar or wind applications.
- Itinerant Merchants. An ordinance is being developed to cover canvassers, peddlers and food truck operators. Page said they were canvassing other communities to see how they handle these issues. He said there is a code in place, but wants to be expand the code and be consistent.
- Train Policy Updates. Page said there was the addition of an extra passenger car to accommodate the handicapped.
Page added there needs to be a new operating policy in place for the addition of the new car, but first need to address a storage facility for the car.
Currently, the Park Train is housed in the new depot with no room for the new car. The new train car was built by Mayor Cliff Baughman and Eric Artzer, who built the new train several years ago.
Commissioner Bill Ditto complimented both for their work. Baughman said thanks also go to the KU Engineering Class for the design and Three Rivers Director Audrey Schremmer for her assistance in getting the project going..