Wichita City Council

June 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
The Wichita City Council approved the latest round of funding for the downtown ballpark. Tuesday's approval of design-build amendment number 4 for the entertainment venue and multi-sport stadium will cover items such as carpentry, painting, seating and the remaining concrete work within the stadium...
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June 18, 2019 - 11:38 am
The Wichita City Council amended two ordinances, covering the operation of electric-assisted scooters and motorized skateboards. The council approved the proposed ordinances two weeks ago but wanted to clarify some provisions related to scooters and skateboards that are privately-owned. Those...
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June 18, 2019 - 11:28 am
The fate of one of Wichita's public golf courses was settled Tuesday. Clapp Golf Course at Harry and Oliver in southeast Wichita has lost over $888,000 since 2011 and currently operates at 45 percent capacity. Last year, the Golf Advisory Committee and the Wichita Park Board supported closing the...
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June 04, 2019 - 11:46 am
The Wichita City Council discussed electric scooters at their Tuesday meeting. The council voted to approve the use of electric scooters in bike lanes and on bike paths but not sidewalks, with a speed limit of 15 mph. A scooter operator must be at least 18 years old and can use the scooter until 9...
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June 04, 2019 - 11:20 am
It was a long journey but the city of Wichita will move forward with a new aquatics plan. The city will update 6 neighborhood pools at Aley, College Hill, Harvest, McAdams, Minisa, and Orchard. Boston, Edgemoor, Evergreen and Linwood pools will be converted to splashpads, along with the addition of...
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Steve & Ted
June 03, 2019 - 8:12 am
At the next meeting the council will discuss electric scooter rentals in Wichita.
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May 28, 2019 - 12:00 pm
The Wichita City Council held a workshop during their weekly meeting on Tuesday. Leading the workshop was a presentation on the future of Clapp Golf Course in southeast Wichita. A transformation committee engaged the community for their ideas, which included walk and bike trails, educational...
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May 14, 2019 - 11:38 am
Look for more development in downtown Wichita over the coming years. The Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved $4 million in industrial revenue bonds for Groover Labs. It's a non-profit maker space and event center, intended to spur startup companies. Those bonds will help renovate the former...
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May 14, 2019 - 11:00 am
The Wichita City Council has denied a permit for a cell tower to be built in a north Riverside neighborhood. The proposal for an 80-foot tall cell tower at west 18th Street and north Woodland Avenue had triggered a large protest in the neighborhood. The District Advisory Board denied the proposal...
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May 07, 2019 - 11:47 am
The Wichita City Council spent around two hours in session Tuesday morning. They tackled a variety of topics, including approving bonds for 24 new street paving projects, 20 water projects, 18 sanitary sewer and 11 storm sewer projects...73 in all. The bonds will total just over $12.5 million. The...
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