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Erie City Council Doubles Rebate on Burress Addition Lots
In an effort to encourage growth, the council voted to double the rebate incentive for lot
purchases in the new Burress Addition for a limited time from $3,000.00 to $6,000.00.
The increased rebate incentive is available through June 30, 2012 and is limited to one lot per person. The rebate incentive is set up for the purchaser to buy a lot at the full price of $12,000.00 and if a home is built within 2 years on that lot, the purchaser will receive a rebate of $6,000.00. They lose the rebate if a home is not built within the two years.
Any additional lots purchased or any lot purchased after June 30, 2012 will revert back to the $3,000.00 rebate incentive. The new homebuilder incentive package that allows up to $2,500.00 in city services for water and sewer taps and electric meter installation still applies to all new homes built in the Burress Addition as well as anywhere within the city limits.
For full details and information, contact city hall at 244-3461 or the city website
at erieks.com. More information on the Burress Addition (restrictive covenants, plot diagram, new homebuilder incentive package) can be found here.
Going to Burn Yard Waste? Know The Rules!
Still have leaves in your yard and plan to burn them this spring? Burning permits are no longer required, but make sure you follow the Erie burning regulations:
The city council voted to allow open burning without obtaining a signed burn permit. In lieu of the burn permit, city residents will be required to call the county non-emergency dispatch number at 244-3869 to report the date and time, address, and type of material to be burned. The same rules and regulations for burning are still in effect and will be enforced as follows:
Absolutely no burning on curb or in the street.
Burning will be allowed from dawn until two (2) hours after dusk.
Burning is prohibited when wind speed is less than 5 MPH or more than 15 MPH. No burning during inclement or foggy conditions or on very cloudy days.
Must have a charged water hose, and shovel or rake available at all time during burning.
DO NOT LEAVE FIRE UNATTENDED.
No burning that creates a traffic or safety hazard.
Please exhibit consideration for your neighbors and their property.
Penalty: Pursuant to Ordinance No. 77-573 any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than $100.00: Provided that each day’s violation shall be a separate offense.
Note: A list of these regulations may be obtained at city hall.
Lot Price in Burress Addition Reduced
May 14, 2012: The City Council voted to reduce the lot price in the Burress Addition to $4,000.00 effective immediately until May of 2013 to encourage home builders. Homes built within two years of lot purchase will qualify for up $2,500.00 in utility hookups.
Water Conservation Plan downgraded from Stage II (Water Warning) to Stage I (Water Watch)
As a member of the Cottonwood Neosho River Basin Water Assurance District No. 3, the City of Erie has received authorization to downgrade from Stage II (Water Warning) to Stage I (Water Watch) effective immediately. The Kansas Water Office has determined that due to recent rains the river flows have recovered enough that assurance district storage releases are unlikely to be needed through the spring. The Kansas Water Office emphasized that the drought is not over because assurance district storage levels are still extremely low and encourage the public to continue voluntary conservation measures.
Stage I (Water Watch)
Trigger: Surface water levels have fallen below the normal seasonal level.
Goal: To heighten awareness of the public on water conditions and to maintain the integrity of the
water supply system.
Education: The city will make occasional news releases to the local media describing present conditions.
1. Minor leaks will be repaired within 72 hours of detection. Major leaks will be repaired
2. The city will monitor its use of water and will curtail activities such as hydrant flushing and street
PUBLIC REGULATION ACTIONS:
The public is asked to curtail unnecessary outdoor water use and to make efficient use of indoor
water, such as taking shorter showers, washing full loads, and not letting faucets run.