Subdivision regulations changed to require sidewalks on both sides of new streets
The Eudora City Council approved subdivision regulations Monday that would require all new construction to install sidewalks on both sides of the street.
The action, which came in the form of an update in subdivision regulations and with the approval of the Eudora Planning Commission, was the result of citizen concerns that sidewalks on one side of the street only was making pedestrian safety an issue.
In other business, the council:
¢ Agreed to spend $500 to repair the directory at the Eudora Cemetery. The cemetery directory was struck last month by nine bullet holes, causing an estimated $1,000 in damages. As police investigate the incident, the Eudora Lions Club is also establishing a reward fund to which businesses or individuals can make donations. To date, $300 has been pledged. Another $200 has been pledged toward repairs.
¢ Learned Kevin Barone, a lawyer and lobbyist with Joseph and Hollander Legislative Consulting LLC, has offered the city a contract for legislative services. He would like to organize a meeting for city officials to meet with the U.S. Congressional delegates from Kansas to discuss rural water district issues. Council members chose not to approve it at this time, but will look into it.
¢ Turtle meters: Council members approved the purchase of 480 Turtle meters at a total cost of $44,160. Turtle meters send remote readings for utility meters.