Glen Elder to vote on 1 percent city sales tax in November general election


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At Monday night’s meeting of the Glen Elder City Council, there was an extended period of discussion whether or not to implement a 1 percent sales tax in the city. The measure would have to receive final approval by a public vote in the November general election before it could be put into place.

The council voted 4-1 to place the question on the ballot for the public to decide. Councilman Ken Kusler voted against the measure.

The council also chose during the meeting to NOT involve itself in the purchase of the former Hebrews/H2O Church building to be used as a community center and potentially a new venue for the public library whose building is in need of significant repairs.

The Glen Elder Community Club has been seeking grant funding to purchase the building and needed the city’s commitment to qualify for the grant. The library board has not publicly committed one way or the other to join the Community Club effort or repair their existing building.

The council voiced a unanimous decision in silence, actually, when no one made a motion to put providing support to the potential project to a vote. Tune in to KD Country 94 and Z-96.3 News on Wednesday for full coverage of last night’s Glen Elder City Council meeting.

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Derek Nester
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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 2020 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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