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Dec 03

STAR Bonds Good for Derby

Posted on December 3, 2021 at 4:58 PM by Kristy Bansemer

Five years ago, the Derby City Council decided to take advantage of a state program (STAR bonds) designed to encourage partnerships with cities and businesses to (1) stimulate the economic welfare of Kansas communities and (2) increase tourism and visitors from outside the state.

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Nov 23

Protect Recycling in Derby

Posted on November 23, 2021 at 2:01 PM by Kristy Bansemer

One of my duties at Derby City Hall is to manage the trash and recycling contract with Waste Connections (WCI). In January 2022, the City begins a new five-year contract with WCI that includes changes designed to protect the effectiveness of community recycling efforts.

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Nov 05

Gearing up for the Holidays

Posted on November 5, 2021 at 9:27 AM by Kristy Bansemer

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the holidays. Things feel a little more normal this year. After a year of many cancellations, I am glad holiday events are returning.

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