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Beloit City Council – May 15, 2018

The Beloit City Council met at the Municipal Building on Tuesday evening. The council spent considerable time discussing the new speed zone at the Beloit Jr./Sr. High School and the curve to the south from Walnut to Hersey Street.

City Manager Jason Rabe announced that he met with Water Specialist John Brummer to analyze pertinent data relevant to water testing in the ongoing work to improving Beloit’s water quality.

The Court Street drainage project continues to make successful progress. The City crews have worked very diligently in dangerous situations with no safety related incidents.

The railroad crossing overhaul will be starting in the near future. Everyone agreed this is a project well overdue.

A leak in an eight inch water pipe at the swimming pool has been discovered. It is expected to be repaired soon with minimal damage. The pool is scheduled to open on May 26th.

A public hearing was called to order to allow comment on an unfit structure at 511East South. After an adequate period of time and with nobody coming forth to speak, the public hearing was adjourned.

The Council approved Cemetery Ordinance 2228 regulating the cemeteries of the city.

The Council approved Resolution 2018-7 declaring the structure at 511 East South an unfit structure and authorizing the city attorney to initiate the process of contacting owners of the property.

The Council also approved Resolution 2018-8 and Resolution 2018-9 dealing with the railroad crossings at River Street and Highway14/Hersey Streets.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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