City Commission study session to focus on water improvements

Emporia City Commission (from left to right): Rob Gilligan, Bobbi Mlynar, Danny Giefer, Becky Smith and Jon Geitz. Emporia City Commission (from left to right): Rob Gilligan, Bobbi Mlynar, Danny Giefer, Becky Smith and Jon Geitz. KVOE file photo

The Emporia City Commission meets for a study session Wednesday with water a big topic for discussion.


Commissioners will discuss approving rural water district contracts for Rural Water District No. 1 serving Americus and No. 4 serving Neosho Rapids. That discussion could entail possible water rate increase considerations for residents in those areas.

Water improvements will also be discussed with the ongoing 1 million gallon composite tank planned for southeast Emporia as part of the Simmons Pet Food expansion project. The proposed tower site is to be located on the north side of Warren Way west of Penny Lane.

Also to be discussed is an update on a proposed dog tethering ordinance and a review of funds in the 2019 budget. Wednesday's meeting begins at 9 a.m. in Conference Room 1AB at White Auditorium.

Commissioners do not have any talks planned on possible water restrictions due to the drought emergency issued last week by Gov. Jeff Colyer. That certainly could be a talking point among commissioners during their joint meeting with the Lyon County Commission. That meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled to noon July 18.

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