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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Hutchinson, KansasA4 monday april 6, 2015 the Hutchinson news l Oca l 0 20406080100 Western Kansas March weather summary for Hutchinson source the National weather service John Green and Jim Heck the Hutchinson news Dodge City crop year data March moisture totals March temperature averages High moisture received aug. 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015 moisture averages Are based on the1960 1996 Hutchinson averages As calculated by the Hutchinson news All figures in inches 0.29 of an inch0.32 of an inch0.09 of an inch0.12 of an Inch March precipitation March precipitation March precipitation March precipitation Low Garden City High 20152014201320122011march 2015march 2014march 2013march 2012march 2011 monthly average2015 deviation rainfall for year to Date 1.69 Normal rainfall for year to Date deviation for Calendar year 3.65 1.96 in inches source National weather service reporting station in Hutchinson 0.470.511.712.640.732.12 1.6563.4030.4055.3433.6946.9044.52 2.38daily average High daily average Low Normal daily High Normal daily Lowman temperature Normal for period deviation through Marc average annual moisture10.3122.3111.9114.5412.1614.40 4.0930.05 91 on March 1711 on March 1 Low Hays High 90 on March 176 on March 5 Low Tribune High 89 on March 1710 on March 5 Low 151822199263336353428284136393231713833313438 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 36353237817153602249344675727 73 7774 91 on March 1616 on March 5 3864 temperatures highs numbers at the Bottom of bars Are precipitation amounts lows7944 68 7478453332758575 33319487574611.3 0.5 0.1 snowfall in inches 57 in like a lion out like a Lamb b y t in s Chrag the Hutchinson news Schrag Hutch news. Com after months of Dis Cussion drafting and deliberation the Hutchinson City Council will be asked to take up a rental inspection and registration program on tuesday. If approved the proposal Calls for mandatory annual registration of All rental properties within the City limits. A registration fee of $ 25 per unit which includes the Cost for inspections will also be charged. Inspections of rental properties will occur once every three years and upon change of ownership. Inspectors will ensure compliance with the International property maintenance code. If enacted the registrations would begin Jan. 1, 2016, with an initial Grace period until april 1. A $ 50 Fine would be administered to unregistered units each month thereafter. Registration would be renewed annually or upon change of ownership. Units would be inspected every three years. The City plans to hire an inspector paid for through the inspection fee. City staff estimates the inspector would be Able to conduct 10 inspections per Day on average. This includes an incentives package that would allow landlords in Good standing to be inspected every six years instead of every three and a provision that would prevent landlords from being charged for an initial re inspection if a tenant prevented inspectors from entering the property. On March 25 the Hutchinson housing commission unanimously approved sending the proposed ordinance to the Council. I think this is a step in the right direction said sue Poltera commission chairwoman. City staff looked at How other cities in Kansas have built similar programs. Currently 10 cities in Kansas have rental inspection programs Fairway Kansas City Wyandotte county unified government Lawrence Leawood Lenexa Merriam Mission Prairie Village Roeland Park and Westwood. City director of planning and development Jana Mccarron described the ordinance As a Middle of the Road option compared to the other cities. On March 11 the City Council held a study session to review a draft version proposal As Well As the comments made by the housing commission. The Council appears poised to approve the ordinance Given the members favourable response during the study session. This has been a big Issue that has re occurred said mayor Cindy Proett at the study session. Ism Happy to see were making Progress. Additionally the Council will also consider granting a 60 Day Extension to Tony Railsback to allow him to time to rehabilitate a prop erty he owns and prevent its demolition. The property at 601 n. Monroe St. Is listed on the Cit yes unsafe and dangerous structures list. According to a memo from Trent Maxwell the Cit yes building official Railsback submitted a plan to finance and rehabilitate the Struc Ture. Maxwell said Railsback has made significant Progress with the building but will need an Extension. In the memo Maxwell recommends the Extension be granted. Make several proclamations. The first will declare april child abuse prevention month. The Sec Ond will establish the week of the Young child from april 11 16. The third will de Clare april As fair housing month. The final proclamation will declare april 16 kiwanis International Day. City Council to address rental inspections b y a my b Nickel the Hutchinson news Bickel Hutch news. Com in an Era where youth Are leaving Rural areas for big cities Mike Wilson took a leap of Faith and moved Home. His goal to bring pizza Back to Greensburg. The 30 year old said while growing up on a farm near Macksville he and his family would venture to Greensburg regularly for pizza. But after the ef5 Tornado in 2007, a pizza place never reopened. Wilson who graduated from fort Hays state with a business administration degree in 2010, decided to make it happen taking Over a vacant building on the Kiowa county towns main Street. He Calls it Reggie is pizza named after a nickname his family gave him in High school. I made pizza in College to make some extra Cash he said adding i Bear that no one did anything after the Tornado to open a pizza place. He had considered the idea for a while but the Tim ing was bad. After helping a Friend with his jewelry business in Hays he decided he wanted to move closer to Home. Wilson used Money head been saving up to open Reggie is in december. I had saved and saved that is How we funded it he said. Reggie is serves made to order pizzas As Well As specially pizzas. The restaurant is opened from 11 a. M. To 8 p. M. Thursday through tuesday. It is closed wednesdays. Pizza is latest to return to Greensburg Murphy Bannerman the Hutchinson news Eric Torres makes a mini pizza at Reggie is on Friday in Greensburg. Reggie is is bringing pizza Back after a 2007 Tornado left the City without a pizza place. B y t he n new s stat Aff do you have a question about How horizons mental health Center can help you or a loved one Deal with mental illness if so then attend the Reno count yes National Alliance on mental illness support group meeting 7 p. M. Thursday. Huh cos director Michael Garrett is guest speaker. Garrett has been with horizons since 1981 when he began As a clinician and became ceo in 2007. He is Well prepared to answer Peoples questions and sharing valuable information. The Public is invited to attend the monthly gather ing in classroom a lower level of the Hutchinson regional medical Center. Ceo to talk about horizons at Nami meeting

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