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Great Bend City Council 2nd Ward

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Jolene Biggs (N) Insurance Agent

Biographical Information

Personal Biography Lifetime Great Bend resident. Have spent over 40 years working with businesses in my insurance work and volunteering across the community.
Campaign Phone (620) 797-0557
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Education Bachelors Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership
Community/Public Service Have served on many boards including Great Bend United Way, Family Crisis Center, Chamber of Commerce, Barton County College Foundation and Kansas Association of Independent Insurance Agents.
CampaignPhone 620-797-557

Are you comfortable representing people living outside the city limits in the Three-Mile Extra-Territorial Zone, although they are not allowed to vote for representation on the City Council?

I am open to hear and understand their issues.

Should term limits be imposed on those serving on the City Council and as Mayor? Explain

The citizens determine the term limits by how they vote. If they feel someone has been in office longer than needed, they can support another candidate to run and win.

Should the city continue to fund economic development? If so, how? Please explain your answer.

Yes, the city should continue to fund economic development. The economic development is an important way to bring new businesses to our area, it can help existing businesses and help to grow our city. This is a way to increase tax revenue for community projects and local infrastructure.

What is your position on the city financing ground water studies in already developed areas

The city needs to determine if the issues are groundwater or drainage issues. It is with doing these studies that we can try to figure out the real issues and determine if we can make improvements. At the present time I have not seen anything that has determined if the water issues are the levels of the groundwater that we cannot control or other issues. We are in unfamiliar territory as the ground water has not been this high in the last 10 years or longer.