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New internet service provided tower access in Valley Falls

by Clarke Davis

J-N-R Rural Internet & PC Service was given permission to place equipment on the city’s north water tower when the Valley Falls City Council met March 2.

The equipment, along with that housed in a small building, will allow the company to provide wireless internet service in the community.

The council agreed to a $35 monthly fee, less than what it has charged other companies in the past, but Mayor Charles Stutesman noted that the firm has opened a store on Broadway.

Councilwoman Lucy Thomas said the council should reward the firm. “They are investing in the community,” she said.

The city agreed to split the cost of conducting a survey with property owners who reportedly were in a flood plain, causing problems with insurance companies and lenders.

Administrator Chris Channell reported that of the four properties surveyed, all were outside the flood plain. One of the properties was the city’s. The survey bill was $1,280 with half to be split among the owners.

Cory Shields, a part-time police officer with the city, was appointed the interim chief of police until someone can be hired. Channell explained that only someone with that title can do certain things in law enforcement.

The administrator will also check with two Kansas City financial firms to see which might be able to assist the city in how to finance the development of the Barnes Subdivision.

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