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Commission to review burn ban, talk about Vets Memorial
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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 review of the burn ban, a report on the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial and the addition of a fourth stone, a departmental update from County Attorney Levi Morris and report on Local Government day last week in Topeka from the commissioners who attended.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

• 10:15 a.m. – payroll with Levi Morris, county attorney.

• 10:30 a.m. – personnel needs with Darren Williams, county works director. 

• 10:45 a.m. – program update – Barry McManaman, county engineer.

• 11:15 a.m. – generator purchase at county surplus sale with Steve Wilhelm. 

• 11:30 a.m. – benefits update – Matt Patzner, director of operations, and Sue Cooper, grants and compliance manager.

• 1 p.m. – regular business discussion to include a telework policy with Matt Patzner, director of operations. • 2:30 p.m. – grant update with Cooper.

• 3:00 p.m. – Community Development Block Grant Housing Grant with area cities with Cooper.