Local News: County Commission provides update on trunk water line, hears reports (6/24/21)
A new Alcoholics Anonymous in Marshall meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m.
During a regular Saline County Commission meeting on Thursday morning, June 24, Presidential Commissioner Kile Guthrey spoke briefly about the Marshall Junction water line. After receiving County Engineer Rich Rhodes ?? report, Guthrey explained that the current estimate for completion is 86 percent.
?? Once they have laid the entire water line ?? they have to go back and connect it to existing services, and then test it for leaks? he said.
Emergency Management Director Tony Day shared what the department has been up to. He noted on Wednesday that the department had attended a SEMA Region A meeting in Independence.
?? The day before, I was in Kansas City to pick up more PPE, ?? He continued.
Day said that with this new variation, county emergency management wants to make sure they’re ready. He added that the sign indicating the town of Sweet Springs was almost ready.
?? All papers are signed, we just need Impact Signs (to) find a day and put it in, ?? he said to the commission.
Day explained that the department will need to find a new electrician, but that will be the last step required to complete the panel.
South Commissioner Monte Fenner asked if the sign for Sweet Springs will be located near the Baptist Church. Day said the sign will be on the corner of Main Street and hopefully placed where it can be seen around all four corners. He also wants people to see him at the grocery store.
?? Sweet Springs is pretty excited to have her up there, ?? Day added.
The panel will be similar to the one found in Marshall and used for the same purpose.
?? Our mobile storm siren is also in Sweet Springs, ?? Day noted. ?? They ?? have quit smoking. ??
He explained that he was working with the city on cost sharing and grants to get a new storm siren.
?? That mermaid will likely be up there this storm season until we can find a way to replace the one they lost, ?? Day ended.
Prosecutor Tim Thompson wanted to let it be known that there was a new group of Alcoholics Anonymous in Marshall.
?? I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this, ?? he said. ?? They meet Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 p.m. and it’s at 181 W. Arrow St. But it’s a new Marshall group for AA, so everyone (is) welcome. ??
Thompson then made a request to the commission regarding the hanging of flyers about the AA group at the Saline County courthouse. The committee approved his request.
Circuit clerk Becky Uhlich noted on Wednesday that the circuit clerk’s office received an important notice from the U.S. State Department for information on passport service times.
Routine service can take up to 18 weeks from the day a request is submitted. she said. Expedited service, which costs an additional $ 60, can take up to 12 weeks from the day a request is submitted. If you have any upcoming travel plans, please take these service times into account when applying for your passport.
Uhlich added that the circuit clerk’s office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. She noted that this includes lunch time.