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Commission talks voting machines, council discusses scooters
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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 purchase of voting equipment, a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week proclamation, approval of Central Kansas Community Corrections fiscal year 2022 Comprehensive Plan and approval of the 2022 Juvenile Services budget.

The 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 To participate in the meetings, one can take part via web at (Meeting ID: 720 707 2528) or by phone by dialing 877-853-5257 toll-free Or 888-475-4499 toll-free (Meeting ID: 720 707 2528) and enter participant code if you are using both the web and the phone.

If you are using your phone and do not have a mute button, press *6 so that others participating cannot hear your background noise; to unmute hit *6 again. If one is using the web base, the mute button is on the bottom left corner.

The meeting will be recorded.

The agenda includes a discussion of the Bird electric scooters and the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, streetlights for the  Quail Cove housing development cul-de-sac, and the mill/overlay and markings of a taxiway at the Great Bend Municipal Airport.