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Shields named Interim City Manager

Create: 06/22/2016 - 09:16
The City of Wellington now has an interim City Manager. 
 
During the June 21 Wellington City Council meeting, after two executive sessions – one for 30 minutes that included just the council and the city attorney, the next for 15 minutes which added City Financial Director, Shane Shields into the group – the council emerged with a motion to make Shields the Interim City Manager.
 
The vote was unanimously in favor of the motion. 
 

Pre-application for Community Development Block Grant

Create: 06/21/2016 - 08:58

In the latest episode of Show and Shel, guests Stacy Davis with the Sumner County Economic Development Commission and Annarose White with the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce discuss the Housing Assessment Tool (HAT) committee that is a part of the Community Development Block Grant. For more information on the CDBG, read the following press release from the City of Wellington.

The City of Wellington, in partnership with Sumner County Economic Development Commission, is applying for a Community Development Block Grant for housing rehabilitation.

Mosquito spraying in Wellington

Create: 06/15/2016 - 08:36

As the Summer begins so has mosquito spraying for the City of Wellington. On the latest episode of Show and Shel with Shelley Hansel, guest Jeremy Jones, Director of Public Works talks in detail about the City's spraying procedures. 

Spraying began the first week of June, and will follow this schedule all Summer long:

Two fires in Wellington June 8

Create: 06/09/2016 - 09:37

The Wellington Fire and EMS Department responded to two small structure fires on June 8.

At 4:22 p.m. The first fire was reported at 705 N. Jefferson, property owned by Marcia Dugan. Firefighters arrived to find two outdoor storage sheds on fire. It didn't take long to get the flames under control, but there was a $5,000 loss to sheds and their contents. The cause of this fire is undetermined, states a press release from the fire department.

Wildland Fire Safety

Create: 06/08/2016 - 11:11

WELLINGTON, Kan. - Most people consider wildland fires in forest areas but that is not true. Wildland fires happen right here in Sumner County and the City of Wellington. Open fields of grass or crops present dangers to structures and other items stored on the property. Every year Wellington Fire/EMS respond to several grass or crop fires that spread to structures, vehicles and other items resulting in damage. If you live in a rural area or next to an open field please take time to consider the information below.

Homeowners

Suicidal man stands-off with law enforcement on Memorial Day

Create: 05/31/2016 - 09:14

A potentially deadly situation ended with one man in police custody on May 30 in Wellington's 1900 block of N. Madison after a three hour stand-off.

The situation concluded with Jack L. Stonehocker, 54, of Wellington taken to jail and charged with Criminal Threat, as well as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.

It all began around 6:30 p.m. on Memorial Day when the Wellington Police received word there was a suicidal subject in the 1900 block of N. Madison.

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