Archive for Monday, December 13, 2010

Eudora changes city classification

From left, Eudora City Council members Tim Reazin and Ruth Hughs, Gov. Mark Parkinson, Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson and Eudora City Administrator John Harrenstein are pictured after the governor signed the proclamation making Eudora a 2nd Class city.

From left, Eudora City Council members Tim Reazin and Ruth Hughs, Gov. Mark Parkinson, Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson and Eudora City Administrator John Harrenstein are pictured after the governor signed the proclamation making Eudora a 2nd Class city.

December 13, 2010

The city of Eudora has become a 2nd class city, and that’s good news.

“It’s a great time in our history,” said City Administrator John Harrenstein.

Last week, Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a proclamation designating Eudora a City of the Second Class.

In Kansas, cities below 2,000 residents are considered 3rd Class cities, and those with more than 15,000 residents are considered 1st Class cities.

Eudora’s population is approximately 6,200. The Eudora City Council recently petitioned for a change of class status.

“Going to a city of the 2nd Class is a recognition that we have grown,” Harrenstein said. “Eudora has a lot to offer — good schools, a good small town community feel and lower housing costs.”

It also carries with it some opportunities to change tax policies, such as discontinuing certain township levies, that will be discussed in the future by the city council, Harrenstein said.

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