The Greensburg City Council discussed how code enforcement should be conducted, but did not reach a consensus or take action on the issue.
Council member Haley Kern worried about a "blitz" focusing too much on one code. Kern said she would rather focus on complaints than go out and seek people who are in violation.
Mark Trummel, council member, said flexibility should be used in dealing with the public over codes and the city should not go to extremes.
Matt Christensen, council member, said there needs to be consistency in how city staff enforces codes. He said the problems with flexibility could be a lack of consistency and some people being treated more favorably than others. The decision to deviate from the code should be made by the governing body, the city council, he said.
Mayor Bob Dixson said it is important to maintain the health and safety of residents. Dixson said he wants consistency in dealing with residents in violation and does not want the city to hide behind the code.
In other business:
• The council considered a letter of intent to amend the city's contract with Kansas Power Pool (KPP), an agency that provides power to several member cities. In January 2012, KPP and the city of Greensburg signed a 20-year agreement. Under the new agreement, the city's contract with KPP will extend with any new debt taken by KPP for up to a 40 year period. City Attorney Gordon Stull wanted to review some things in the contract before the city signs the letter of intent.
• City staff provided the council with a list of performance measures for the city for 2016.