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Vehicle abatements on city agenda





Two vehicle abatements are on the docket for the Hays City Commission's work session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall.

The first one, located at 412 W. Eighth, is registered to Stanley and Janice Streit, Osborne. The two have not responded to the city's inquiries.

Chris Miller, owner of Auto Tech, is listed as the owner of property at 600 and 602 Vine that has inoperable vehicles. The city has requested he screen the vehicles from view.

City records on the agenda show Miller called and said his shop works on vehicles that are inoperable, and some of the vehicles were personal projects.

Also on the agenda:

* The commission will discuss raising fees $1 at the two water facilities. Hays Aquatic Park's admission would become $4, and Wilson Pool's would be $3 for guests 18 and older. The measure is projected to increase revenue by $7,500 to $8,500.

* Golf fees also are on the agenda. Commissioners will debate streamlining the fee structure at Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course and charging $15 per player in a tournament. The system is on a tiered level.

* Another possible change for the golf course is a junior golf fee for players 17 and younger. There is no special rate for young players. The proposed fee is $10, and it would start March 1.

* Repairs to the water main along Fort Street from 20th to 27th will begin the week of Jan. 27. Work will begin on 20th and move north, and the 4-inch water line will be upgraded to 8-inches. Some pavement also will be replaced. Construction is projected to last four months.

* There is a meeting at 6 p.m. today at city hall to talk about the city's trade mission to Xinzheng, China.

The Chinese city is Hays' Sister City.