Goessel council takes first steps toward sewer project

The Goessel City Council took steps at its Aug. 21 to move ahead with a much needed sewer project.

Mayor Dave Schrag, City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead, and Public Works Director Karen Dalke had attended a Kansas Inter-agency Advi­sory Committee meeting in Topeka, along with Rose Mary Saunders of Ranson Financial Group and Brian Foster, an engineer with BG Consultants of Manhattan.

Schrag mentioned that a representative from the Kan­sas Department of Health and Environment had also been at the meeting. The representative confirmed that Goessel’s sewer issues need to be fixed soon.

Therefore, the loan agencies at the meeting heard about Goessel’s sewer problems from local representatives and from a KDHE representative.

The council is considering a USDA loan and a Com­munity Development Block Grant. They discussed the “request for proposal” process.

The council approved a proposal from Ranson Financial Group to administer the CDBG grant.

(Read more: Hillsboro Free Press)