Village approves 2017-2018 annual budget
The Wauneta Village Board of Trustees met Sept. 11 for its annual board meeting with a full agenda.
The board approved and adopted the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget for the Village of Wauneta. The property tax is set at $112,639.24 with the levy rate at .499996 percent. No one from the public was present to make comments for or against the 2017-18 annual budget or property tax request.
The board also approved an additional one percent increase in the total 2016-2017 funds.
After taking the advice of Chief Deputy Mike Dukes, the village installed solar powered blinking lights atop stop signs at the four way stop where Tecumseh and Wichita intersect.
Village Superintendent Bill Bischoff noted that the lights are not a big financial expenditure the village needs to worry about.
After in-depth discussion the board moved and approved to have an ordinance drawn up prohibiting parking along Bronco Drive, which is currently used as an entrance into the Wauneta-Palisade football field.
Because there are residential house owners that have driveways along Bronco Drive and there is always a lot of foot traffic on game nights, the board decided it would be best to prohibit parking on the road entirely rather than only on Friday nights for football games.
Dukes noted that the village already has several ordinances in place prohibiting long term parking for campers on any side of the road. The village also has a parking time limit ordinance that states the governing body may entirely prohibit or fix a time limit for parking and stopping vehicles on any streets. Community members are also prohibited from parking long term in alleyways. This opens up alleyways which would allow the fire department to have easy access to any potential residential fires.
Dukes said that community members that were in violation of the ordinances have been very cooperative. The board plans on waiting for the October meeting to hear any comments or concerns before passing an ordinance.