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Director of Public Works

William King
1 North Washington
Iola KS  66749
E-mail to: pwdir@allencounty.org
620-365-1422
Fax: 620-365-1446

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of roads, bridges, county equipment, the landfill, quarry, special bridge, noxious weeds and airport.

Engineering is provided through consultants.

Office

Kim Riebel, Office Manager
1 N Washington
Iola KS 66749
E-mail to: kriebel@allencounty.org
620-365-1422
Fax: 620-365-1446

Responsibilities include accounting, clerical, correspondence, schedules meetings and appointments, collect fees, prepares Airport and Landfill billing, prepares time sheets, prepares bills for payment, orders supplies, attends meetings and keeps records of departmental actives.

Road and Bridge

Jeremy Hopkins, Foreman
1309 S Washington
Iola KS
620-365-1424
Fax: 620-365-1446

Responsibilities include maintenance of 970 miles of roads through out the 504 square mile area. One hundred and twenty miles are hard surfaced. Six motor graders in assigned districts blade rock roads approximately every three to four weeks. New trucks hauling bigger loads, i.e. Tandem axle with pup trailer and twenty yard end dumps have been added to the truck fleet to provide versatility and efficiency. An aggressive mowing program continues the year around. To keep right of ways cleared to the fence. Trees are side trimmed to maintain right of way width. The county-owned quarry crushed 284,000 tons of rock in 1999. County crews are certified for blasting, making this a very efficient operation.


Quarry

Foreman - Curt Drake
1170 1800 St LaHarpe KS
1 N Washington Iola KS 66749

 

 

 

Shop

1309 S Washington Iola KS
1 N Washington Iola KS 66749
Foreman - Ron Fulton
Work Phone: 620-365-1424
Fax: 620-365-1446

Ron Fulton

Responsibilities include the maintenance of all county owned vehicles and equipment within the Public Works Department. One full time road mechanic and one shop mechanic assist the foreman with overhauls, welding and routine maintenance. This shop handles all repairs except tire repair.

 

Special Bridge

1309 S Washington Iola KS
1 N Washington Iola KS 66749
Foreman
- Scott Reeder
Work Phone: 620-365-1424
Fax: 620-365-1446

Responsibilities include sign installation and replacement for all county signs, including 911 signs, repair and replacement of small box culverts and repair to the 216 larger bridges is provided by this two-man crew.

 

Landfill

1170 2800 Street LaHarpe KS
1 N Washington Iola KS 66749
Foreman
- Curt Drake
Work Phone: 620-496-2310
Fax: 620-365-1446
Landfill Hours: Mon-Sat 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Responsibilities include the safe and efficient operation of a subtitle D landfill in compliance with state and federal requirements. Vehicles are weighed and scale tickets are sent to the Public Works office for billing. Allen County residents dump normal residential trash free of charge. Scrap iron and white goods are separated and sold. Used oil is collected and picked up by an authorized hauler from Wichita. Plans are in the works to expand recycling effort to include plastics, glass and card board. Paper recycling is currently handled by a local civic group, assisted by the county with four transport trailers.

Noxious Weed

1321 S Washington Iola KS 66749
Noxious Weed Director - Mike Hough

e-mail: noxweed@allencounty.org
Work Phone: 620-365-1450
Fax: 620-365-1446

Mike Hough

Responsibilities include the control and eradication of noxious weeds within the county in accordance with state laws. Sends out notices, does surveys of county for noxious weeds, fills out reports, does billing and purchasing.

 

Airport

1705 Minnesota Road Iola KS 66749
Airport Manager
- Mitch Garner

e-mail: iolaair@kwikom.net
Work Phone: 620-365-1465
Fax: 620-365-1446

 

Responsibilities include the sale of aviation gas, unleaded gas, jet fuel and oil. Enclosed "T" hangars are available. Allen County has a 5,500' concrete runway and is 1,020' above sea level.

 

 

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