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City Council looks at admin post, County Commission talks facade grants
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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.

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 live online at The meeting will be recorded.  

The agenda includes:

• A report from Interim City Administrator Logan Burns.

• A report from Christina Hayes, community coordinator and Convention and Visitors Bureau director.

• A temporary premise extension for Dry Lakes Brewery on May 6 to host its second anniversary party.

• An executive session to discuss “matters concerning non-elected personnel” to conduct interviews of city administrator candidates.

• An executive session to discuss issues of attorney-client privilege to “seek legal advice for pending legal matters.”

The 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 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 proclamation for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

• Three Facade Improvement Grant applications.

• The Kansas Department of Transportation Federal Funds Exchange.

• The purchase of truck beds for the Road and Bridge Department.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

• 9:45 a.m.  – commission districting with Bev Schmeidler, county clerk.

• 10 a.m. – Facade Improvement Grant application for Jana and Trent Herdman, Gambinos.

• 10:15 a.m. – road improvement with Comanche Township officials; County Engineer Barry McManaman and County Works Director Darren Williams. 

• 10:30 a.m. – bridge improvement project with McManaman.

• 10:45 a.m. – comprehensive plan and budget review with Amy Boxberger, Central Kansas Community Corrections director, and Marissa Woodmansee, Juvenile Services director. 

• 11:15 a.m. – regular business discussion with Matt Patzner, county administrator.