Tag: Eric Broce

City Commission discusses curbside recycling, four-day sanitation routes

The City Commission of Arkansas City met Sept. 15 to discuss an ongoing plan to introduce curbside recycling to residents. This plan has been in the works for several years and several key components of achieving the goal already are in place. One of the first objectives in the plan […]

Commissioners name four unsafe structures, hear passenger rail update

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Sept. 5 to declare several structures in Arkansas City as unsafe and dangerous. The structures all are in a state of disrepair. Many need work to the foundation or roof, or mold removal. Six structures — located at 215 North B St., 306 North […]

Maintenance to Chestnut Booster Station to reduce pressure east of river

Arkansas City residents east of the Walnut River can expect reductions in water pressure for at least the next few days due to water system maintenance. The water pressure reduction is due to needed maintenance to the East Chestnut Booster Station, which pumps water across the East Chestnut Avenue bridge […]

Commission decreases external funding, adds COLA in new draft budget

The City Commission of Arkansas City asked city staff during a budget work session July 14 to generate a new proposed 2018 budget that it will consider July 18. Specifically, the commissioners proposed reducing Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s requested $100,000 to $75,000 and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

Annual hydrant flushing effort proceeds northward June 26 to Sections 4, 5

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across central Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Sections 4 and 5 — which contain a total of 234 fire hydrants between Fifth and Kansas avenues, along […]

KLINK construction project, road closures begin June 26 on South Summit

Lane and intersection closures will begin June 26 on South Summit Street as part of the ongoing KLINK resurfacing project, said Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will commence construction work from the U.S. 77 bypass and West Tyler Avenue south to the Arkansas River […]

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 […]

City’s annual hydrant flushing program begins this week in Sections 1, 2

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across southern Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Sections 1 and 2 — which contain a total of 181 fire hydrants along and south of Washington Avenue, […]

Concrete reconstruction, closure to begin May 22 on North 15th Street

North 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between Radio Lane and Skyline Road starting May 22, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. During this road closure, through traffic on 15th Street will be detoured east at both Radio Lane and Skyline Road. Access to local traffic only […]

Milling of asphalt, traffic control commences April 25 on North Summit

The North Summit Street improvement project will proceed to its next phase this week, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will begin asphalt milling April 25 on Summit Street, working southward in one of the outside lanes from Kansas Avenue to Walnut Avenue. […]