Village of Wauneta asks to reduce service hours with Sheriff’s Office

    Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller told Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. during the Feb. 27 commissioners’ meeting that the Village of Wauneta has contacted his office about negotiating its contract with the Chase County Sheriff’s Office.
    The village would like to decrease its hours patrolled from 160 to 40, reducing the village’s cost from $44,000 to $10,000.
    The village would also no longer require a deputy to live  in Wauneta and does not want to help pay for a deputy’s vehicle.
    County Attorney Arlan Wine will draw up a new contract for review at the March 13 meeting.
One and six-year road plans
    The one and six-year road plans were discussed with comment from the public.
    The commissioners plan on armor coating 4.5 miles west of Champion and four miles south of Wauneta.
    Hogsett is also interested in crack sealing and armor coating around the mill in  Champion.
    Crack sealing the streets would need to take place sooner rather than later. Armor coating will take place later in the summer.
    The group also talked about milling Ave. 331 (junk yard road) south of Imperial, recompacting the dirt layer then repacking the millings. Highway Superintendent Jeff Tidyman will look into a cost for the project.
    Following the public hearing for the road plans, Dave Oxford asked Hogsett if there were any plans to work in the area around Road 335A and Avenue 733A.
    Hogsett said elevating the  road is third on his list of jobs, but some moisture would help because of the amount of blowing sand.
    Hogsett said one project ahead of 335A/733A is Road 324 south which has holes that need fixed.
    “If it turns off dry, I won’t get any of it done,” Hogsett said. He also mentioned he expects to be short a maintainer operator soon.
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