Wakefield City Council Discuss Fireworks, Circus, City Ordinances At April Workshop

By Quinn O’Hara

Photo by Quinn O’Hara

On the evening of Tuesday, April 30, the Wakefield City Council met for their April Workshop meeting.

The monthly workshop meetings serve as a way to publicly discuss City business. No votes are held and formal action is taken during Workshops.

The Council began by discussing a possible fireworks fundraiser to benefit the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department and the Wakefield City Police Department. The Council also discussed changing the City’s Firework Ordinance to increase the length of time citizens are allowed to light fireworks around the Fourth of July.

The Council briefly discussed a $2.5 million Water Projects Grant from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly that was received in mid April.

The Council discussed the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, who proposed to stop in Wakefield for a few shows in early September.

Finally, the Wakefield City Council discussed adjusting sewer rates at the Clay County Park, the delinquent property tax sale, and the City Zoning Map.

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