Tag: City Hall

Applications invited for city’s new Community Spirit Award Committee

Arkansas City residents are invited to apply now to join a new city committee that will select the annual winner of the Joe B. Avery Community Spirit Award. The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Tuesday night to create the new Community Spirit Award Committee. The first members […]

City Commission approves purchase of swift water, ice rescue equipment

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 18 to approve the purchase of several pieces of rescue equipment for the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department. The equipment includes an Inmar inflatable rescue boat, a trailer with which to transport it, a Marsars ice rescue sled and two Mustang ice […]

Women for Kansas to hear July 8 from social justice, political advocate

WINFIELD — Women for Kansas—Cowley County (W4K-CC) will hold its July meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 8 in the Community Council Room at City Hall, located at 200 E. Ninth Ave. in Winfield. The event is free and open to the public. This month’s speaker will be social […]

Summer school students participate in variety of projects, acts of kindness

The Arkansas City Public School District’s summer school program is drawing to a close this year, after a summer full of projects. Summer school in the district is used primarily to help students to catch up with their grade level. During the summer, teachers use project-based learning to help the […]

Commission tables ordinance that licenses tree trimmers for second time

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted for the second time June 20 to table an ordinance that would alter Arkansas City Municipal Code to require tree trimmers to have a license. This ordinance had been tabled once before for further examination. It first was discussed June 6. The commissioners […]

Commission OKs new Valley Road water line; two other projects planned

Red water issues soon might be largely a thing of the past in Arkansas City, thanks to a trio of upcoming water line replacement projects, including one that was approved unanimously during Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. By taking advantage of using a contractor that already is in Ark City […]

V.J. Wilkins Foundation announces $500K Challenge Grant for Wilson Park

The V.J. Wilkins Memorial Foundation has generously announced a $500,000 Challenge Grant toward the advancement of the Wilson Park Master Plan. The grant is contingent on matching funds, but could result in up to $1 million being invested to kick off the plan if the full $500,000 can be matched. […]

New city department, code review process outlined during work session

A work session for the City Commission of Arkansas City was a standing-room-only event March 17 at City Hall. The study session was called, in part, to discuss the code enforcement process in the city. City Manager Nick Hernandez offered an organizational change as a means of alleviating some of […]

Building Trades Board to resume complaint discussion after tabling it Feb. 8

A special meeting of the Arkansas City Building Trades Advisory Board was convened last week due to a written complaint from Donaldson Construction regarding actions taken by a City of Arkansas City code enforcement official. Owner Rodney Donaldson was hired as a general contractor for Winfield landlord Sandra Picconatto to […]

Beautification and Tree Advisory Board selects chair, vice chair, secretary

The Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board elected new officers Jan. 26 during its annual reorganization meeting at City Hall. Richard Humphrey was appointed chair and Jill Wineinger vice chair in unanimous motions. Public Information Officer Andrew Lawson, a nonvoting member, was designated as the board’s secretary. The board […]