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Basehor City Hall is at 2620 N. 155th St.

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Basehor purchases land for future city campus

The City of Basehor finalized the purchase of a 44-acre plot of land this month for the future site of a city campus that would include a new city hall, police station, community center and potentially an Emergency Management Services center.

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Basehor council denies zoning change for large housing development

The City Council listened to about a dozen residents of Honey Creek Farms and was presented with a petition signed by 150 of the 152 residents of Honey Creek Farms against a proposed zoning change and housing development. After hearing the residents, as well presentations from the developers, the board voted 5-0 to deny the zoning change request from commercial to planned residential.

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U.S. District Court dismisses wrongful termination case against city of Basehor

A lawsuit filed by former Basehor police officer Jason Cory against the City of Basehor two years ago has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court after a judge found no justification for claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, and violations of his First Amendment and due process rights.

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Basehor city outlines completed projects in 2014, projects still to be done

Basehor City Administrator Lloyd Martley presented the city council earlier this month with a list of completed city projects in 2014 along with projects yet to be completed and a list of projects for 2015.

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Basehor considers rezoning Honey Creek area for housing development

A proposal to rezone 26 acres at Honeycreek Farms between 166th Street and 170th Street off Pinehurst Drive from commercial to residential has residents concerned about increased traffic, among other things.

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Basehor council goes green, eliminates paper at meetings

In an effort to save money, paper and the time and efforts of administrative staff, the Basehor City Council, Mayor David Breuer and City Administrator Lloyd Martley now have iPads that will serve as their city council agendas.

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Basehor annual audit outlines positive 2013 for city

An independent audit gave the city of Basehor its highest mark possible for the third year in a row as the city netted another positive year in revenue and growth.

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Basehor council members outline priorities for 2014, and beyond

City staff and the Basehor city council discussed budget numbers and 2014 project goals at the this year's budget retreat.

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Basehor council changes property and liability insurance plan

The Basehor CIty Council on Monday night approved to change property and liability insurance plans to avoid a 19 percent increase in premiums.

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Basehor council targets land for new city campus

The Basehor city council is offering to buy a plot of land to build a new city campus between the city park and the community library, potentially resulting in a trail system that could connect all three. The council has written a letter of intent to buy the land near the corner of 158th Street and Parallel Road for $325,000 from David Jenkins of Basehor Prairie Farms. The city has been saving money for capital improvements and has $1.5 million earmarked for the city campus project, which would include a new city hall, community center, police station and potentially an EMS station.

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Basehor Mayor David Breuer gives state of the city address

Mayor David Breuer spoke to a large group of Basehor business owners, city staff, educators and citizens last week about Basehor's huge growth in 2013 and hinted that the city's continued expansion could result in several new national businesses such as McDonald's and possibly a grocery store coming to the city.

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Basehor council approves city administrator role

Several items on the Basehor City Council agenda for the past couple of years were checked off the to-do list Tuesday night.

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Basehor doesn't need full-time administrator, city council says

After more than two years without a full-time city administrator, Basehor's city council thinks the city doesn't need one, for now. The Basehor City Council agreed Monday night at their work session that the city doesn't need to pay someone $100,000 to fill the role of a full-time city administrator and will move forward with current Interim City Administrator Lloyd Martley filling the role on a part-time basis indefinitely. The council was also in consensus that the city "has never run better," as council member Travis Miles said.

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Basehor looks for continued growth in 2014

After a productive 2013, the City of Basehor is looking to keep its positive momentum rolling into the new year. The city council, staff and mayor will meet in March for their annual budget retreat, where planning will begin for the year’s next big projects. Top on the list are improvements to Basehor City Park, road and sidewalk upgrades and the implementation of the city’s new comprehensive plan.

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Basehor council rejects low-income housing proposal

Residents near Amber and 155th streets effectively stifled any plans for a low-income senior housing complex in their area before the plans could get off the ground.

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Council begins debate over new development

Basehor City Council members are having second thoughts about a proposed affordable senior housing development.

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Council amends vicious dog, sound ordinances

Two Basehor city ordinances that City Administrator and Police Chief Lloyd Martley said needed updating to better enforce were amended at Monday’s city council meeting.

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Basehor advertising campaign trying to attract new residents, more growth

Basehor is being branded as “the town in the middle of everywhere.” In partnership with the city, the Basehor Chamber of Commerce is paying for a video advertisement through KMBC TV-9 in Kansas City, Kan., to promote the city and attract new residents.

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Basehor city clerk departing

Mayor David Breuer announced Wednesday night at a special city council meeting that City Clerk Corey Swisher had put in his two-week notice and is leaving Basehor to take an assistant city manager position in Montana.

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City council approves comprehensive plan

A review of Basehor City Council's Monday, Sept. 16th, meeting.

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City’s audit results are positive

At its work session Monday night, the Basehor City Council discussed the city’s favorable fiscal year 2012 audit results.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: June 3

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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City, sewer district reach agreement

Basehor City Council members finally came to an agreement on sewer rates for Leavenworth County Sewer District No. 3 at their meeting Monday night.

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Council works to tie up loose ends

Basehor City Council is working to close the book on several city issues that have kept resurfacing throughout the past few years.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: May 6

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Flower appointed to planning commission

Basehor City Council members appointed former County Commissioner John Flower to the planning commission at its meeting last night.

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Council reviews fee schedule

At their meeting Monday night, Basehor City Council members decided to review commercial permit fees before updating the city’s complete fee schedule at their next regular meeting.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: April 1

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Council discusses property at special meeting

Basehor City Council members met for a special meeting Monday night to discuss U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor projects.

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City council work session agenda: March 4

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Council approves new equipment purchase

Basehor City Council on Monday approved the purchase of a new Case Uniloader for maintenance work.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: Feb. 25

The Basehor City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Council acts proactively on Wolf Creek project

At its special meeting before the work session Monday, Basehor City Council approved an eminent domain resolution in hopes of keeping the Wolf Creek Parkway project on track.

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Sewer agreement under revision

Basehor City Council members will start studying solutions to a defunct 2009 agreement between the city and Leavenworth County Sewer District No. 3.

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City council work session agenda: Feb. 4

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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City approves utility relocations for project

Basehor City Council approved two agreements to relocate water mains and utility lines for the Wolf Creek Parkway project at its meeting Monday night.

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City Council agenda: Jan. 21

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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City saves $415,000 in bond sale

Basehor City Council approved the sale of general obligation bonds Monday night at a special meeting to save the city $415,000.

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City reimburses homeowners for 2009 replatting error

At its work session Monday night, Basehor City Council wrapped up an issue dating back to 2009 when the process of replatting several lots in Pinehurst South Subdivision wasn’t completely finished.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Jan. 7

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Mayor to give State of the City address Jan. 17

Mayor David Breuer will present the annual State of the City address at noon Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Basehor Chamber of Commerce meeting.

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Council updates 2012 budget

Basehor City Council updated its 2012 budget at its meeting Monday night by passing amendments to adjust for additional expenditures, giving the city the ability to spend funds not originally planned without additional tax levies.

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City council agenda: Dec. 17

The Basehor City Council has a meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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City evaluates results of community survey

Within the next few weeks the Basehor Planning Commission will take an in-depth look at the results of the 2012 community survey.

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Council sets public budget hearing for Dec. 17

Basehor City Council members Monday night set a public budget hearing for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17.

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City council work session agenda: Dec. 3

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Council decides upon annexation funding

Basehor City Council members pushed forward with the annexation of four plats at Briarwood Estates during their meeting Monday night.

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City council meeting agenda: Nov. 19

The Basehor City Council has a meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall. Agenda for the Nov. 19 meeting:

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City Council discusses annexation timeline at Monday meeting

Basehor City Council members began planning the timeline of annexation of properties at Briar Road and 153rd Street at their meeting Monday night.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Nov. 5

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Council will revisit sewer connection fees

The Basehor City Council will revisit the issue of updating sewer connection fees after discussion at its Monday night meeting.

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Basehor City Council agenda: Oct. 15

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Oct. 1

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor City Council holds brief monthly meeting

The Basehor City Council meeting was brief on Monday night, with no unfinished or new business on the agenda.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: Sept. 17

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor City Council moving ahead with city administrator search

After nearly a year with the office vacant, the Basehor City Council is ready to find a new city administrator.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Sept. 10

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall. This month's work session is on the second Monday because of the Labor Day holiday.

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Former police officer sues city of Basehor, alleging wrongful termination

A former Basehor police officer is suing the city and three current and former officials in U.S. District Court, alleging wrongful termination among other offenses.

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Basehor pays Loughry $200,000, issues apology in settlement

The Basehor City Council on Monday agreed to pay a $200,000 settlement to former City Administrator Mark Loughry, 11 months after a surprise firing that sent the city tumbling into a period of political turmoil.

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Basehor City Council agenda includes $200,000 settlement with former administrator Loughry

The agenda for Monday’s Basehor City Council meeting calls for the approval of a $200,000 settlement payment from the city to former administrator Mark Loughry, who was fired 11 months ago.

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Basehor council considering sewer fee break for multi-unit buildings

The Basehor City Council last week signaled support for a plan that would ease the burden of sewer connection fees for multi-unit residential developments or businesses, such as apartment complexes or hotels.

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Basehor City Council special meeting and work session agenda: Aug. 6

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall. On Monday, Aug. 6, the council has also scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m., preceding the work session.

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Basehor City Council approves refinancing in special meeting

The Basehor City Council approved two resolutions allowing for the refinancing of several debts at a special meeting early Wednesday morning.

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Basehor City Council gives employees pay bump

The Basehor City Council sent a message to the city’s police officers Monday night: Stay here.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: July 16

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

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City leaders talk Basehor's future development

Basehor isn’t exactly hurting for new home lots, Mayor David Breuer said.

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Basehor City Council, Planning Commission to meet jointly Wednesday

The Basehor City Council and the Basehor Planning Commission will have a special joint meeting this week.

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Basehor City Council eyeing pay bump for employees

The Basehor City Council is poised to back up its talk about giving city employees a bump in pay.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: July 2

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor council meets in closed session

The Basehor City Council met in executive session for about 90 minutes during a special meeting Monday evening, joined by Interim City Administrator Lloyd Martley, City Attorney Shannon Marcano and Mike Seck, an attorney representing the city’s liability insurance provider.

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Basehor City Council meeting for closed session Monday

The Basehor City Council has called for a special meeting for Monday evening, for which the only agenda item is a closed session.

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Bank, landowners stuck with $3.5 million bill for Basehor Town Center benefit district

Four years after the creation of a benefit district for a downtown Basehor development that never materialized, a Johnson County bank and several local landowners will bear more than $3.5 million in costs.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: June 18

Vacation pay for former administrator Loughry included

On the consent agenda for the Basehor City Council's meeting Monday is a payment to former city administrator Mark Loughry for about $16,000 worth of accrued vacation leave.

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Basehor City Council pondering new wage system for employees

As the time to produce a 2013 budget approaches, the Basehor City Council took its first look Monday night at a possible revamping of how city employees are paid.

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Basehor City Council special meeting and work session agenda: June 4

The Basehor City Council has called for a special meeting before its regularly scheduled work session Monday, June 4. The special meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the work session is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: May 21

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor council paves way for state loan refinancing

The Basehor City Council took the first steps toward refinancing some of its debt during a special meeting Monday.

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Basehor City Council work session and special meeting agenda: May 7

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor City Council retreat set for Thursday at Falcon Lakes

The Basehor City Council will meet for its annual day-long planning retreat from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Falcon Lakes Golf Club, 4605 Clubhouse Dr. in Basehor.

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Basehor City Council shifts to flexible schedule for work sessions

The Basehor City Council’s monthly work sessions are no longer required to be held on a particular day each month, after the council passed an ordinance setting its meeting schedule Monday.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: April 16

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: April 2

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor combining three KDOT-funded projects into one

Basehor will roll three state-assisted road construction projects into one $3 million endeavor after one of the first decisions made by its new-look City Council on Monday night.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: March 19

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor taking applications for empty City Council seats

Attention, Basehor residents who’d like to replace one of the city’s four departed elected officials: Get your resumés and cover letters ready.

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Basehor administrator outlines process for filling council positions in letter to residents

Editor's note: Interim Basehor City Administrator Lloyd Martley has released a letter to Basehor residents after the recalls of Mayor Terry Hill and City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart, along with the resignation of member Fred Box.

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Developer scraps request for support of low-income apartments in Basehor

After an outcry from residents, a developer has given up on an attempt to gain support from the Basehor City Council for a proposed low-income apartment complex.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: Feb. 27

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. This month's meeting takes place on the fourth Monday because Presidents Day fell on the third Monday.

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Basehor city offices closed Monday

Basehor city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.

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Basehor city prosecutor publicly announces resignation

Addressing Mayor Terry Hill after a city council work session Monday night, Basehor's city prosecutor announced her resignation and accused the mayor of ending her appointment for political reasons.

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Basehor residents raise questions about proposed low-income apartments

A standing-room-only crowd of residents peppered a developer with questions and concerns about a proposed low-income apartment complex at the Basehor City Council’s work session Monday night.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Feb. 6

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor City Council approves online accident reports

The Basehor City Council approved an agreement with an online accident-reporting database during a brief meeting Monday night.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: Jan. 16

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Jan. 9

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. This month's work session will take place on the second Monday of the month, as the first Monday was Jan. 2, when the city observed the New Year's holiday.

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Basehor-Linwood graduates honored for 4.0 GPA at Washburn

Two students from Basehor were named to the President's Honor Roll for the fall semester at Washburn University in Topeka.

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Basehor City Council sticks with tougher audit at extra cost of $9,000

The city of Basehor will continue to use a more stringent but more expensive method of accounting in its annual external financial audit after a split vote by the Basehor City Council on Monday night.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: Dec. 19

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall, 2620 N. 155th St.

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Basehor trash service will be uninterrupted during holidays

Residents receiving trash service from the city of Basehor can expect no delays on trash pickup during the holidays.

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Recall email raises concerns from Basehor residents, council members

An unsolicited email message promoting the effort to recall two Basehor City Council members has caused some residents to question how the sender obtained their email addresses.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Dec. 5

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall, 2620 N. 155th St.

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Council to pay Loughry $34,000 in severance

About six weeks after canceling a $50,000 severance payment to former city administrator Mark Loughry, the Basehor City Council on Monday voted to give Loughry a severance check after all — but for about $16,000 less.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: Nov. 21

Among the agenda items for this month's Basehor City Council meeting is approval of former city administrator Mark Loughry's $50,179 severance payment.

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Subdivision requests city grant for playground in memory of 9-year-old

The Falcon Lakes neighborhood is requesting a $15,000 grant from the city of Basehor to help build a playground in memory of a 9-year-old Basehor boy who died after an asthma attack in 2009.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Nov. 7

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Mertz, Dysart deny recall group's accusations

In public statements released Tuesday and Wednesday, Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart have denied that they violated state open-meetings laws as was alleged in a recall petition created by Basehor residents last week.

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Effort under way to recall Basehor City Council members

Petitioners accuse Mertz, Dysart of open-meetings violations in Loughry firing

A group of Basehor residents is seeking the recall of Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart, accusing them of violating the Kansas Open Meetings Act in connection with their surprise Sept. 19 vote to fire former city administrator Mark Loughry.

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City attorney's letter claimed Loughry lied about previous salary

A 2010 letter from Basehor's city attorney accused former city administrator Mark Loughry of misrepresenting the salary he was paid by his previous employer, the city of Hays, during his negotiations with Basehor in summer 2009.

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Basehor to offer annexation, lower fees to sewer district

After years of wrangling with the city of Basehor about sewer fees and a possible annexation, residents of Leavenworth County Sewer District No. 3 will choose their own fate.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: Oct. 17

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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City council voids $50,000 severance check to Loughry

The Basehor City Council voted, 5-0, at a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to void a severance check for former city administrator Mark Loughry for more than $50,000 that Mayor Terry Hill approved without a council vote.

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Basehor City Council calls special meeting for Wednesday afternoon

Possible separation agreement with Loughry on agenda

The Basehor City Council has called a special meeting for 3:30 p.m. today to consider a possible separation agreement with former city administrator Mark Loughry.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Oct. 3

The Basehor City Council meets for a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Allegations, health insurance benefit questions preceded Loughry's firing

At least seven weeks before making a motion last week to fire Basehor City Administrator Mark Loughry, Basehor City Council President Dennis Mertz contacted law enforcement offices regarding an alleged crime committed by Loughry, according to correspondence obtained by the Sentinel.

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Loughry to clean out office; police chief asked to be interim administrator

The city of Basehor is moving ahead without former city administrator Mark Loughry, asking Basehor Police Chief Lloyd Martley to serve as an interim replacement.

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Basehor City Council calls special meeting Thursday to discuss administrator position

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Basehor City Council announced a special meeting set for 9 a.m. Thursday at Basehor City Hall to further discuss the city administrator position.

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Basehor City Council meeting agenda: Sept. 19

The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.

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Basehor City Council work session agenda: Sept. 12

The Basehor City Council has a work session at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall. This month's work session is delayed by one week because of Labor Day.

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Offices to close Monday for Labor Day

City and county offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day, and Basehor residents' trash service will be delayed by one day. Trash pickup will be on Thursday next week.

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Basehor City Council narrowly approves raises, benefit cuts

The Basehor City Council ended weeks' worth of wrangling over city employees' wages and benefits Monday, passing a 3 percent salary increase for non-police employees and cuts to health and retirement benefits that nearly offset each other.

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