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Commission to mark Prevention Month
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The Barton County 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 National Prevention Week 2022 proclamation.

• The Kansas Department Of Transportation Federal Funds Exchange distribution.

• Approval of the bid for the cost-share project to resurface SW 40 Avenue (Airport Road).

• Engineering services for the Barton County Landfill.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

•  10 a.m. –  Great Bend Economic Development Inc. Update with GBED President Sara Hayden. 

• 10:45 a.m. – early education funding request with Shelby Zuniga, interim executive director, Sunflower Diversified Services. 

• 11 a.m. – annual transfer for Barton County and Fire District No. 1 with Matt Patzner, finance officer.

• 1:15 p.m. – operational update with Julie Yarmer, Freedom Claims Management president. 

• 2  p.m. – review of request for proposals for a large-format color plotter and scanner with Pam Wornkey, register of deeds, and Bj Wooding, cartographer.  

• 2:30 p.m. – regular business discussion – Matt Patzner, director of operations.