City Government

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Atchison Fire Chief Ted Graf has announced that he will be stepping down from his position as of Friday, Jan. 8.

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Monday night, the Atchison City Commission approved authorized city staff to hire Fry & Associates for the purchase and installation of a commercial play structure and rubber protective surfacing for Independence Park in the amount of $73,605.

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Atchison City Commission conducted its election of Mayor and Vice Mayor just before its city meeting Monday night, which was once again held virtually.

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Atchison City Commissioners unanimously approved the final plat for Brookdale Estates during regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, while also approving the use of a temporary note to help fund the project.

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City Commissioners approved the construction contract for the Commercial Street Revitalization project during Monday’s regular meeting.

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The Atchison Area Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) was awarded a $390,665 grant to provide enhanced fiber broadband service leading through south Atchison to the campus of Amberwell Health (formerly Atchison Hospital).

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The Atchison City Commission unanimously approved a Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program grant that would improve the just recently renamed Unity Street Monday evening.

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A sinkhole was reported late Friday morning at the intersection of North 17th and Harper Drive. The sinkhole closed part of Harper Drive and according to Atchison City Public Works Department, the hole will take about a week to fix due to a whole pipe needing to be replaced.

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A proposed project in the City of Atchison has been selected for funding by the Kansas Department of Transportation’s City Connecting Link Improvement Program, which funds improvements to state highways that extend through cities.