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Commission to hear audit report, city talks dragstrip improvements
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The Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council both meet Monday, and both plan virtual meetings due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions.

The commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday 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 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 the 2020 county audit report, intersection safety improvements at NW 50 Road near NW 10 Avenue, and two executive sessions, one for attorney-client privilege and one for non-elected personnel.

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, at the Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St. 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 changes to Kansas Street to better accommodate cyclists, a utility easement for Nextech at the Great Bend Municipal Airport and problems with the recent resurfacing work at the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association dragstip.