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GB Council talks Expo buildings; County Commission considers Parole Office agreement
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The Great Bend City Council will meet Monday night and the Barton County Commission will meet Wednesday morning, and both plan virtual meetings due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions.

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, at City Hall, 1209 Williams. One can also view the meetings on Access TV via Cox Cable Channel 20 or live online at The meeting will be recorded.  

The agenda includes:

• Updates from City Administrator Kendal Francis and Great Bend Economic Development Inc. President Sara Arnberger.

• A discussion of the city’s fee schedule.

• A work session to discuss Expo I at the Expo Complex.

The County Commission

The commission will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The meeting will be open to the public but will also be streamed live due to COVID-19.

It will be live-streamed through Microsoft Teams. Citizens may view the meeting through their own sign-in or by signing in anonymously. 

To participate, follow the link Those who wish to take part in the discussion of any item can call 620-793-1800 for instructions.

The agenda includes:

• A building occupancy agreement with the Kansas Parole Office

• the Golden Belt Humane Society operational and support agreement.

• Computer software improvements.

• The appointments of deputy and special deputy 20th Judicial District coroners.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

• 10 a.m. – Annual Solid Waste Management Plan and tire rates review with Jennifer Hamby, solid waste director.  

• 10:30 a.m. – program report with Amy Boxberger, Central Kansas Community Corrections director.  

• 11 a.m. – regular business discussion with Matt Patzner, director of operations. 

• 1:30 p.m. – information technology review with Dereck Hollingshead, information technology director, and Amy Miller, emergency risk manager.