Robert Layton

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Name: Robert Layton
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

City staff continues to explore role of aquifer project

Public works officials are weighing how to best utilize the city’s $244 million aquifer storage and recovery project – if the City Council gives it a prominent role in Wichita’s water future.Public works director Alan King wouldn’t rule out more staffing ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Wichita’s public employee retirement plans in strong shape, consultant says

Wichita’s primary retirement plans for public employees are in unusually strong shape, a financial consultant told the City Council on Tuesday.Pat Beckham, an actuary with Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting, told city officials the city’s contribution rates ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

City’s contributions for employee retirement programs to drop slightly

Wichita taxpayers will get a $1.4 million break next year on their annual contributions to two major city employee retirement programs.The city’s contribution rates for the Wichita Employees Retirement System and the Police and Fire Retirement System ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

City manager: Wichita would not have survived drought without aquifer project

Wichita wouldn’t have survived last summer’s drought without a controversial $244 million groundwater recharge project, city staff says.But, some City Council members are balking at the $300 million price tag to finish the project.For more than a decade, ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Eagle editorial: Ensure city’s water supply

At least the Wichita City Council has options for ensuring the quality and quantity of the city’s water supply. By picking the most cost-effective path now, city leaders can stave off the unthinkable day when Wichita lacks not only water but also affordable ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Wichita studies residential water supply options

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita officials studying long-term residential water supply options are moving forward with two possibilities, including expanding the city's aquifer recharge project.Wichita, which gets its water from Cheney Reservoir and wells in the ... [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Control of NBC World Series tournament shifts

. -Control of the National Baseball Congress World Series tournament in Wichita is shifting from a professional team to a volunteer foundation.The city has created a nonprofit foundation which will oversee the tournament beginning this year. It is called ... [Published KWCH 12 - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

FedUni recognises students with inaugural alumni and young alumni awards

AN EAST Timorese minister and a young local cyber security researcher have both been recognised in Federation University Australia’s inaugural alumni awards. AN EAST Timorese minister and a young local cyber security researcher have both been recognised ... [Published Ballarat Courier - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

Hyatt Regency Wichita focus of debate as council examines city-owned real estate

Some at City Hall want out of the real estate business – from the city’s downtown five-star hotel to vacant development parcels.Debate is likely to focus on the Hyatt Regency Wichita, the crown jewel of the city’s real estate portfolio. Some council members ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 2 reports

City Council OKs $9.7 million facelift for parking garage on Market

The old Macy’s parking garage at 215 S. Market will be back in service by the end of this year, complete with a new look.The Wichita City Council unanimously approved a $9.7 million makeover Tuesday morning for the idled parking garage, designed to put ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 2 reports

Wichita City Council to look at water supply options

The Wichita City Council on April 8 will discuss a series of options for a long-term water supply, City Manager Robert Layton said Friday.Initially, plans called for a Tuesday workshop on results of ... ... [Published Big News Network - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

‘No more spending’ won’t solve city’s problems, Wichita council members say

The debate over a sales tax hike in Wichita boils down to this, City Council members say: Is your tax bill or your quality of life more important to you?To them, it’s a debate centered on growth: A new water supply must be found, and 30,000 jobs lost ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 21 2014]

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City staff continues to explore role of aquifer... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 17 2014]
Wichita’s public employee retirement plans in s... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 15 2014]
City’s contributions for employee retirement pr... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 14 2014]
City manager: Wichita would not have survived d... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 12 2014]
Eagle editorial: Ensure city’s water supply [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 10 2014]
Wichita studies residential water supply options [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Apr 09 2014]
Water workshop: City questions wisdom of invest... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 09 2014]
Control of NBC World Series tournament shifts [Published KWCH 12 - Apr 03 2014]
Wichita transfers NBC World Series control from... [Published Wichita Eagle - Apr 03 2014]
FedUni recognises students with inaugural alumn... [Published Ballarat Courier - Apr 03 2014]
Hyatt Regency Wichita focus of debate as counci... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 29 2014]
City Council OKs $9.7 million facelift for park... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 25 2014]
Old Macy’s parking garage poised for $9.7 milli... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 24 2014]
Wichita City Council to look at water supply op... [Published Big News Network - Mar 24 2014]
Wichita City Council to look at water supply op... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 23 2014]
‘No more spending’ won’t solve city’s problems,... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 21 2014]
Wichita council unanimously opposes changes to ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 18 2014]
Airport naming panel self-reports open meetings... [Published Wichita Eagle - Mar 13 2014]
Higgins High School graduate honored as top sailor [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Mar 13 2014]
BHS grad a Sailor of the Year finalist [Published NewBritainHerald.com - Mar 13 2014]
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