City of Elkhart, KS
The City Council is the main governing body of the City which meets the
1st and third Tuesday of each month. Six council members, two selected
from each ward, serve for staggered two year terms. The Mayor is
elected by a city wide election and serves as the chairperson of the
The council has a diverse number of powers. In general terms it sets
policy for the city, devises a budget for the year and approves it, appoints
all of the members of the committees serving the city, approves all new
hires with the city, and sets the tax levy for the city for the year.
Additionally it determines speed limits within town, decides where stop
signs should be placed, attends to the Water and Sewer utilities and
maintains our large park system here in Elkhart. They also oversee the
Police and Fire Departments.
Each Council member is directly over one department in the city. Listed
below is the name and the assignment of each member. Please feel free
to contact any of the City Council through the main offices at City Hall by
phone (620) 697-2171 or fax (620) 697-2172.
Mayor Jeremy Lavielle- Police Department
Kelly Howe- Streets Department
Mo Pando- Water Department
Tim Predmore- Pool & Parks
Aaron Cromer- Sewer & Sanitation Dept.
Mo Pando- City Hall
Clifford Blackmore- Fire Dept.
The planning commission is appointed by the City Council to deal with
the subdivisions, zoning changes and expansion of the city. The
Commission itself is made up of 6 members, two of which are chosen
from residents outside of the city limits that reside in Morton County. The
planning commission normally nominates one member to be the
chairperson of the commission and one to be the secretary. All of the
members vote on issues.
Normally the Planning Commission meets as needed
Board of Appeals
The Board of Appeals is appointed by the City Council. The Commission
itself is made up of 3 to 7 members. One of which are chosen from
residents outside of the city limits that reside in Morton County.
Normally the Board of appeals meets as needed.
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