City Commission Special Meeting Minutes 11/13/2020

Special Meeting:


The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in a Special Session on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers at 430 Lincoln Avenue, Wamego, Kansas.  Those present were: Commissioners: Thomas Beem via phone, William Ditto and Clifford Baughman. Mayor: Richard Weixelman.  Absent: Leslie Dugan


Also present were:  City Manager, Stacie Eichem, Assistant City Attorney Jake Pugh and City Clerk, Shanda Jahnke.


Ordinance No. 1738 - Condemnation:


Assistant City Attorney, Jake Pugh, reported that he and the railroad were at a standstill to obtain easements from MRT, which is an arm of the Union Pacific Railroad. At a special meeting in September, the Governing Body had approved a resolution to send an impasse letter to UPPR. At this time, the next step would be passing an ordinance to condemn the land for the easements.


Ordinance No. 1738 was presented and read. Commissioner Ditto moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman to approve Ordinance No. 1738 to condemn property owned by UPRR and MRT. Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 


No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.


ATTEST:                                                         /s/ Richard Weixelman, Mayor                           


/s/ Shanda Jahnke, City Clerk


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Wamego, KS 66547

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