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City Council candidate count at 4

Four Eudora residents have applied to replace Fred Stewart on the City Council. It’s expected that Mayor Scott Hopson will recommend one of the four candidates — Jean Farmer, John Fiore, Ruth Hughs and Glenn Weld Jr. — at the April 12 council meeting. “They all have strong points in different areas,” Hopson said about the candidates to replace Stewart, who resigned last month because of health issues.

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Council clarifies process for filling vacant seat

The Eudora City Council at a meeting Monday set a timeline for filling the seat former Councilman Fred Stewart vacated two weeks ago.

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Stewart resigns from Eudora City Council

Eudora City Councilman Fred Stewart will resign from his position on the council because of health issues.

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Council moves forward with water plant upgrades

The plan to improve water quality in Eudora is progressing as the Eudora City Council at a meeting Monday unanimously approved a design contract for upgrades to the city’s water plant.

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Council examines nuisance codes

After setting a public hearing to recognize a dilapidated mobile home as a public nuisance, the Eudora City Council at a meeting Monday began discussing how to refine the process of cleaning up such properties.

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City mulls septic treatment facility

The city of Eudora is investigating the construction of a septic service facility.

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5 Questions: City to organize technology committee

Eudora City Administrator John Harrenstein is forming a citizen-lead information technology steering committee. Harrenstein discussed the need for the group, which will consist of citizens with information technology backgrounds.

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Council clarifies position on volunteers in office

The Eudora City Council on Monday clarified a decision it made in January regarding city volunteers holding city government positions.

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Study session adjourned after veering off topic

The ongoing conflicts between the Eudora Fire Department and the Township Fire Department led to an abrupt adjournment of a Sept. 1 Eudora City Council meeting to discuss recruiting more EFD firefighters.

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Council interviews candidates

The Eudora City Council renewed its search for a city administrator Monday night with interviews of three candidates.

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Council approves budget

Despite a decrease in valuation and stagnant growth, the 2010 budget for the city of Eudora will keep the mill levy steady, with a slight increase from 2009’s 26.625 mills to 2010’s 27.191 mills.

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City council approves fire station upgrades

The Eudora City Council at a meeting Monday approved upgrades to the city fire station. The upgrades will bring the facility up to building code, meet Americans with Disabilities Act and accommodate out-of-city firefighters who spend part of their shift at the station.

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Proposed flat budget meets goal of city council

Interim city administrator Mike Wildgen said he and the Eudora City Council hoped to keep the budget flat this year, and that goal appears to be attainable.

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Council hires new top man

The Eudora City Council voted unanimously Monday to hire Scott Hildebrand as city administrator. Hildebrand is the risk manager and a city attorney for the city of Lenexa.

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Council approves school zone

The Eudora City Council approved traffic measures at Monday night’s meeting, most notably in the area of the new Eudora Elementary School.

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City to get econ development update

The Eudora Planning Commission and City Council will hear about the progress of economic development from engineering and planning firm Bucher, Willis and Ratliff during a joint session at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in Eudora City Hall.

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Council interviews former Basehor city administrator

The Eudora City Council wasted no time. Just two weeks after resolving to advertise the position of city administrator, it interviewed the first candidate during a 45-minute executive session at Monday’s meeting.

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City begins search for permanent administrator

The City of Eudora began its search for a permanent city administrator Monday at a briskly moving Eudora City Council meeting.

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City hires interim administrator

Former Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen has a new job. On March 27, the Eudora City Council unanimously voted to hire Wildgen as interim city administrator.

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Council in talks with interim city administrator candidate

Mike Wildgen, the former city manager of Lawrence, is in negotiations to become the interim city administrator for Eudora.

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Councilman takes first step in turning around benches

When Eudora City Councilman Tim Reazin was interviewed after being elected a few weeks ago, he said he was “looking forward to getting to work.” That expression was more literal than cliché.

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Parks and rec director takes resignation off the table

Parks and Recreation Director Tammy Hodges has withdrawn her resignation.

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Eudora City Administrator Cheryl Beatty resigns

Eudora City Administrator Cheryl Beatty resigned Wednesday night at a special Eudora City Council meeting. After a 30-minute executive session with the city’s attorney, the council unanimously voted to release her from her current contract effective immediately.

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Council approves 2009 budget amendment

The Eudora City Council decided to amend the 2009 budget after a public hearing at Monday night’s meeting.

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Council limits ARA spending

Although the money being offered as part of President Barrack Obama’s stimulus package is tempting, the Eudora City Council decided at Monday night’s meeting to curb the amount of spending it would commit to the replacement of the Ninth Street bridge.

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Eudora submitting projects for federal funding

After a meeting with state and county representative, Eudora city officials have decided which projects to submit to the state for federal funds made available as part of President Obama’s American Recovery Act.

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Contract divides council

Although funding for economic development was one of the elements in this year’s budget that initially was favored by all of the members of the Eudora City Council, actually spending the funds passed at Monday’s council meeting by a measure of just 3-2.

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City council awards wastewater bids

The Eudora City Council on Monday awarded a bid for work on wastewater improvements.

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Council to discuss possible infrastructure upgrades

The Eudora City Council discussed possible upgrades to infrastructure as a result of a potential funding package from newly inaugurated President Barack Obama.

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Council tables economic development decision

The Eudora City Council is not ready to make a decision on how it should spend the $90,000 in economic development funding made available in this year’s budget. On Monday night, the council decided to table a decision on selecting an economic development firm.

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Council renews lobbyist contract

The Eudora City Council will try to combat its lawsuit with Douglas County Rural Water District No. 4 by affecting public policy, which is why it extended the contract of lobbyist Kevin Barone.

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City annexes areas of K-10, Church Street

Following up on earlier discussions from the spring and summer, the Eudora City Council finally annexed two stretches of road.

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Council OKs bridge inspections

The Eudora City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a contract for bridge inspections.

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Identity theft prevention program adopted by City Council

The Eudora City Council at Monday night’s meeting adopted an identity theft prevention program. The program is pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flag Rule, which is designed to prevent and detect identity theft connected with the opening of city utility accounts.

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Council amends fee waiver ordinance

At the urging Monday of members from the EudoraFest Committee, the Eudora City Council agreed to amend the city ordinance drafted to set up objective criteria for waiving fees associated with organizing special events in Eudora.

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Council upholds fee waiver ordinance

The Eudora City Council decided Monday not to make any changes to a city ordinance drafted to establish criteria for waiving fees associated with organizing special events in the city. The ordinance was drafted in late 2007 because council members said a uniform policy for waiving fees was needed so that their reasons for approving or disapproving waivers would not appear to be arbitrary or discriminatory.

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City council approves 2009 budget

The Eudora City Council Monday approved Monday the city's 2009 budget. Cuts were made in several areas in order to raise the mill levy by 2.5 mills instead of four mills. Total expenditures will be $10,960,594.

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Council moves closer to wall repair

The Eudora City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution declaring the retaining wall in the 700 block of Main Street unsafe and dangerous after a public hearing. The resolution directed the owners of the wall to repair the structure and make it secure within 30 days. If they fail to do so, the city would condemn the wall, make repairs and charge the owners.

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City to raise sewage rates

Eudora residents will see an increase in the cost of sewage within the next two months as a result of upgrades that need to be made to the wastewater system. According to the results of a wastewater report by BG Consultants, the system cannot handle flows during peak times. One of the ways that problem will be alleviated is through the wastewater lagoon and headworks project, which will cost about $1.2 million. The City Council on Monday gave permission for BG to put the project out for bids.

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City officials set to discuss economic development

The Eudora City Council will discuss the need for economic development during budget meetings next week after listening to a presentation from a market research company at a council meeting July 14.

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Council gives lobbyist new contract

Despite a tight budget, the Eudora City Council chose to extend the contract of lobbyist Kevin Barone until Dec. 31 of this year.

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