Linwood — Linwood city council members Tuesday discussed steps being taken to apply for federal funds to finance projects to end problems with flooding and drainage.
Donna Crawford, of Governmental Assistance Services in Tonganoxie, conducted a door-to-door survey in December to collect demographic information required for an application for a federal Community Development Block Grant. Her husband, Bill Crawford, reported to the council that his wife planned to collect additional information from residents and school officials.
Ellenor Large, city clerk, said the council also is seeking photographs of the 1980 Linwood flood to help document drainage problems in the town.
"Anybody with any pictures at all can give us a call and we'll make arrangements to get copies," she said.
In other business, the council:
Heard from Terry Sines, a Linwood resident, who asked the council to either maintain or vacate a section of East Fourth Street, which runs on the south side of his property, Large said.
"It hasn't been maintained for years and years," said Sines during a phone interview. "It's just a mudhole."
The council took no action.
Announced the urgent need for an animal control officer in Linwood. The officer would be on-call to pick up animals and take them to the Bonner Springs Veterinary Clinic. Pay would be $15 per dog and $10 per trip.