Daily Archives: Nov. 23, 2010

Unanswered questions will delay council vote on trash hauling proposal

TrashSo many questions, not enough answers. That about sums up the city council’s wide-ranging and animated discussion about a proposed trash hauling cooperative this morning.

City Manager Robert Layton said he will resume discussions with trash haulers to answer questions about how complaints about service would be handled, how the city would deal with delinquent accounts and what the criteria would be for future rate hikes. Once those issues are resolved, Layton plans to present the proposal to district advisory boards citywide, most likely in January. That pushes a city council vote on the matter at least into mid-January. Read More »

Skelton makes resignation official; sets stage for selection of interim member

Jim Skelton

Jim Skelton

Council member Jim Skelton today announced his resignation from the council effective Dec. 29. He’s stepping down to become a Sedgwick County Commissioner.

The council then voted unanimously to start the process of selecting an interim member for Skelton’s District 3 seat in southeast Wichita. Whoever is selected will have the position until the elections in April when District 3 will elect someone to fill the remaining two years of Skelton’s term. Read More »