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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Wellington City Council Candidate: Jan Korte

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  • What do you have to offer to the City of Wellington and the community?
    I am interested in the welfare of Wellington and the people who live here. I have financial expertise. I
    understand financial statements and budgets and have more than 40 years' experience in business and accounting.
    ONLINE BONUS question: Can you discuss some specific goals you have to improve the community?
    Economic development: The city has become proactive by contacting businesses which may be considering moving their operation. Our Economic Development/Gran Writer has been actively promoting Wellington as a possible location for such businesses.
    Street repair: The city is working on a way to get a fund started for street repair. The current budget does not have enough money allocated for streets to complete the needed repairs. One idea is to designate a sales tax for street repair. Such sales tax issues must be voted in or out. I believe citizens would be willing to designate a sales tax to street repair.
    Water Supply: A water study has been completed. The suggestion is that the city explore the possibility of drilling additional wells for supplemental water supply. This process is underway. Also a plan is in place to systematically replace old water lines.
    Maintain Hospital Service: We must not forget about the Hospital. Yes, we did pass a sales tax to help support the service and the county is helping with an allocation, however health care in the current environment is a tough business and I believe we should be vigilant to keep the hospital in our community.
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