Butler City Council News

Story Courtesy of Mid American Live

In News for the Butler City Council meeting held on Tuesday May 4th.

All members present. It was a fairly short meeting as there were no public hearings, guests, proclamations, or committee reports. 

Training is scheduled for new council members this Friday in Garden City, with more coming in early June.

Considerable time was given to discussion of holding a town hall event that would give the public an open forum to discuss ideas and issues with the council. At this point, picking a place and date will be done soon- it does not look like the Butler high school auditorium is going to work out due to construction, so possibly a local church will fit the bill. Most likely the town hall meeting will be held in June.

It was announced the Butler pool will be open beginning May 31st.

Councilwoman Liggins reported that she, with mayor Henry have been looking into how to establish a paved path or sidewalk to give pedestrians a safe zone to get to businesses on west 52. The biggest issue is the railroad overpass, and changes there are cost prohibitive. It looks like a crossing near Ohio street may be the answer.

This city is looking to replace a brush truck for the fire department as the 1985 unit is in pretty bad shape. Cost of the chassis for a Ford F-350 super cab will be in the 35k range.