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Council eyes fire truck purchase; Commission talks Pawnee Rock park project
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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 Access TV via Cox Cable Channel 20 or live online at meeting will be recorded.  

The agenda includes:

• The implementing of 15-minute parking stalls.

• The purchase of a new walking bridge for Veterans Memorial Park.

• The purchase of a new pumper-tanker truck for the Great Bend Fire Department.

• Three executive sessions “to discuss information deemed privileged in the attorney-client relation.”

• A work session to discuss new lead and copper rules for city pipes.

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 Those who wish to take part in the discussion of any item can call 620-793-1800 for instructions.

The agenda includes:

• A Youth Crew Take Down Tobacco Day presentation.

• The City of Pawnee Rock Community Park Restoration project.

• A vote on the Kansas Natural Resource Coalition lesser prairie chicken lawsuit.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

• 9:45 a.m. –  financial update with Matt Patzer, county administrator. 

• 10 a.m. – zoning amendment application from Lance Crosby, dba C4 AG Solutions LLC with Judy Goreham, environmental manager.  

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

• 11 a.m. – regular business discussion to include initial review of Façade Improvement Grant applicants – Matt Patzner, county administrator.