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City Manager Jim Crosby

City’s finances ‘back on the road to recovery’

The City of Yukon’s finances are still recovering from financial problems discovered a little over a year ago, but are constantly improving. The general fund reserve account is now up to more than $1.5 million. The pool cash fund, which is the account bills are paid out of, currently has about $2.4 million. Other accounts…

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City manager addresses water bill concerns

City Manager Jim Crosby addressed some water bill concerns during Tuesday’s City Council work session and meeting. Crosby first addressed the concerns during the work session because he received a letter from an “upset” citizen and wanted to update Council members. The customer has the minimum water bill, but is unhappy with the mandates and…

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Samaritan EMS, city officials offer another payment option

City Council members approved an amendment to the Ambulance Service Agreement with Samaritan EMS that provides an additional option of payment for the membership program. Samaritan officials, City Manager Jim Crosby and City Council members originally discussed amending the Ambulance Service Agreement during the March 21 work session before the regularly-scheduled City Council meeting. The…

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Yukon BMX looks to purchase new starting gate

The Yukon BMX Raceway, located at 410 N. 11th St. in the Taylor Park Sports Complex, is in need of a new safety starting gate. BMX riders and parents are trying to raise $15,000 to purchase a new safety starting gate to replace the “old outdated existing gate.” If funded, the company is able to…

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Samaritan EMS, city officials reworking contract to best serve community

After officially beginning their contract with the City of Yukon on March 5, Samaritan EMS has had a positive and successful few weeks. Samaritan even served 18 calls on Tuesday, March 14. They also have been meeting efficient response times and have received positive comments and praise from Yukon residents, according to City Manager Jim…

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Crosby meets with residents to hear concerns, suggestions

City Manager Jim Crosby met with some concerned citizens this week. Crosby told City Council members Tuesday during their work session that he met with the citizens on Monday evening. The meeting was set up by Scott Myrick with some residents who were expressive of their opinions or concerns about the City of Yukon on…

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Samaritan EMS confirms subscription price, shows off new ambulances

Multiple representatives from Samaritan EMS visited Tuesday’s work session before the regularly-scheduled City Council meeting to confirm the subscription price and show Council members the new ambulances. Jason Likens, chief operating officer for Samaritan, came to speak to City Council and citizens at the previous City Council meeting on Feb. 7. During his previous visit,…

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Crosby speaks on State of the City

City Manager Jim Crosby spoke on the State of the City as the guest speaker for Yukon Chamber of Luncheon on Thursday. Crosby started his speech by letting attendees know he’d be talking about where the city has been and where it’s going in the future. “I’ve gotten a lot of questions from people. Of…

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Officials name Gary Miller new city attorney

A new city attorney was sworn in during the Jan. 17 City Council meeting. Gary Miller, former Canadian County district judge, was sworn into the position after Council members approved an agreement to contract him for employment at a fee of $6,000 per month. Miller previously served as the city attorney for the City of…

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Officials work on adoption, shelter policies

City Manager Jim Crosby has been working with Police Chief John Corn, Pets & People and the Kirkpatrick Foundation to improve on pet adoption policies and the shelter as a whole. Jody Harlan, co-founder and supporter of Pets & People, recently visited a City Council meeting to ask for a deadline on city-sponsored pet adoption…

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