Emporia City Commission to review water district contracts, railroad quiet zones

Emporia City Commissioners from left to right: Rob Gilligan, Bobbi Mlynar, Mayor Danny Giefer, Becky Smith and Vice-Mayor Jon Geitz. Emporia City Commissioners from left to right: Rob Gilligan, Bobbi Mlynar, Mayor Danny Giefer, Becky Smith and Vice-Mayor Jon Geitz. Courtesy photo

The Emporia City Commission will hold a study session Wednesday morning.


The agenda includes a presentation of water district contracts for Rural Water District's No. 1 and 4 serving Americus and Neosho Rapids, respectively. RWD No. 1 is requesting renewal of their water supply contract with the City of Emporia for a term of 40 years, needed to satisfy a requirement of a loan agreement between the federal government and the water district for the construction of a water storage facility in Americus. Average monthly consumption is approximately 3 million gallons per month.

The water supply contract between the City and RWD No. 4 is expired and needs to be renewed. The water district's average monthly consumption is approximately 1.8 million gallons and the water supply contract provides the purchase of water by the water district up to a maximum of 4 million gallons in a month. The term of the contract is 20 years.

In addition, the City Commission will hold a discussion with BNSF Railroad officials on the possibility of establishing quiet zones in Emporia, review appropriation requests and discuss openings on the Golf Advisory Board. Wednesday's meeting begins at 9 a.m. in Conference Room 1AB at White Auditorium.

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