City and county seek better communication

By Burk Krohe

City and county officials are working on improving communication. That was the message at Thursday morning’s County Commission meeting.

Ron Fehr, city manager, visited with county commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday. Fehr said he will be updating county commissioners on city projects and concerns every other month. Dave Lewis, county commissioner, said the main goal is to improve communication and cooperation between the two entities.

At Thursday’s meeting, Fehr talked to county commissioners about several city projects including: K-18 construction, the city’s two new fire stations, Strasser Village construction, south end construction and the opening of the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

County commissioners also asked Fehr about fixed route transportation. He told commissioners that the Flint Hills Transportation Agency (ATA Bus) will making a new presentation to the city in the near future.  City commissioners last year rejected at ATA Bus effort to win city backing for a fixed-route transit system that would have partnered with the county and Kansas State University.

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