Stop sign

The temporary stop sign at 3rd and Commercial. The elevated regulatory measures present there and at several other crossroads in downtown were subject to a final vote June 18 at the City of Atchison governing body meeting.

Final action on stepped-up regulation of several downtown intersections is expected on Monday at the second and final Atchison governing body meeting of the month.

The city commission plans to hold a vote at the meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. June 18 at City Hall, 515 Kansas Ave. on the permanent establishment of all-way stops at 3rd and Commercial, N. 4th and Kansas, and 8th and Commercial.

A separate ordinance will be considered to establish all-way stops at N. 5th and Santa Fe and N. 6th and Santa Fe.

The stop signs have been a somewhat contentious issue, with a March 19 vote producing an uncommon split decision, 3-2, to reject an agenda item.

Commissioner Shawn Rizza and Vice Mayor David Hausmann voted Aye, in dissent from the majority, to establish permanent stop signs at that time. Mayor Allen Reavis, Commissioner Dave Butler and Commissioner Charlie Perdue voted No.

The city has thoroughly studied the feasibility and popularity of the stop sign issue, including an online public survey that demonstrated public approval for signs at every intersection considered, save N. 4th and Kansas.

Assistant City Manager Justin Pregont said city staff now recommend for that stop sign to remain for good, along with the others, and that he anticipates commissioners’ decision on Monday.

In other business

› Andrea Clements of Live Well Live Atchison will present the Community Wellness Champion Award.

› Pregont will ask commissioners to approve the Laramie stormwater project contracting Linaweaver Construction of Lansing for $365,192 with up to $15,000 for unforeseen change orders.

› Cari Strieby, interim finance director and Stacey Hammond of Berberich Trahan and Co., PA, of Topeka will present the 2017 comprehensive annual financial report, subject to commission approval.

› Chief Mike Wilson will speak on the memorandum of understanding approved Monday, June 11, by the Atchison Public Schools USD No. 409 board of education at the district office.

The memorandum opens the door to grant funding for at least one school resource officer to improve school security, with up to three desired in the near future. This would enable complete coverage of all school properties, district leaders have said. The memorandum is subject to commission approval.

› As part of a short consent agenda, commissioners will also consider reserving the entire tent camping area from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30 at Warnock Lake for the Lewis and Clark District of the Pony Express Council BSA. The boy scouts will use the area for the Fall Camporall event.

› For more information, call City Hall at 913-367-5500.

Atchison Globe staff can be reached at 913-367-0583.

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