The city's new electrical metering point is the utility pole on the right. Cutting the power over from the Westar pole on the left is the reason for the 6:00 a.m. power outage on Saturday (24th). Although it appears like a simple project, the safety procedures in place to make sure the transmission lines are dead take time and the coordination of several crews.
The city purchases its electricity through the Kansas Power Pool (KPP). Below is the March issue of the KPP's newsletter entitled Lightning Round.
The time of the power outage scheduled for March 24th has been moved to 6:00 a.m., but still on Saturday the 24th. Weather permitting.
Below is a 5-minute video that shows how a electric pole transformer is made.
The following is from the SMPD Facebook page.
On April 25th at 1:00pm, the St. Marys Police Department will be hosting a class at the George Perry Memorial Armory. There will be several departments in the area to attend this class. The subject matter is in regards to Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. This is a refresher class. Meaning that each officer attending must have a prior "SFST" credential to attend. One of the things that makes this testing unique; is the subjects being tested. The test subjects will be volunteers who have donated their time...and livers....to the class.
As per instructed by KHP; I will need to have approximately 1 subject per 3-4 students. If you fit the following criteria; and are available for testing; please send the department an instant message or contact Chief Winkleman at email@example.com Please be aware that many of the test subjects will be under some level of intoxication. (These beverages will be provided on location. Rides home will be provided.)
The class will begin at 1:00pm (Appx 6 hrs). This is when the volunteers are also to report.
General Good Health
Preferred under 65years of age
No Rx medication that will be enhanced or effected by the consumption of alcohol.
Preferred to not be 50lbs overweight (Negotiable)
The consumer confidence rule requires public water suppliers that serve the same people year round (community water systems) to provide Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) to its customers. These reports are also known as annual water quality reports or drinking water quality reports. The CCR summarizes information regarding sources used (i.e., rivers, lakes, reservoirs, or aquifers), any detected contaminants, compliance, and educational information. The reports are due to customers by July 1 of each year.
The 2018 CCR is available below. The previous four reports may be accessed on the city's website at: http://www.smks.info/ccr.html
The Street Department asks that all of the vehicles between 4th and 8th Streets (on Bertrand Avenue) be off of Bertrand Avenue by 5:00 a.m. tomorrow (3-16-18), so that that area may be swept. Thanks in advance, for your cooperation.
Below is a Situation Report from the National Weather Service regarding extreme fire danger for today and tomorrow.
City employees will be distributing a flyer regarding the power outage that has been scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018. The flyer is below...
The City of St. Marys is building a bathroom/storage facility in Riverside Park. The specifications for the building may be found on the city's homepage, or by following this link: http://www.smks.info/uploads/2/7/3/7/27372311/final_concession_building_specs_031218.pdf
Bids may be submitted until 10:00 a.m. on March 30, 2018. The red X in the picture below is approximately where the structure will be located. (Click on the picture to enlarge it.)