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Council eyes governing body vacancies, County Commission talks budget
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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 online at meeting will be recorded. 

The agenda includes: 

• A short-term rental ordinance.

• A change order for the skatepark resurfacing project.

• An ordinance regarding vacancies on the governing body.

• An ordinance regarding harboring of chickens within the city limits.

• The 2023 street chip-and-seal project.

• 2024 Connecting City Link Improvement Program (CCLIP) projects.

• A proposed lease of storage building at Great Bend Municipal Airport.

County 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 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:

• A Kansas Department of Transportation road no-passing zone study and signing project.

• A resolution transferring monies from the General Fund to the Barton County Employee Trust Fund.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

•  9:30 a.m. – personnel update with Marissa Woodmansee, Juvenile Services director. 

• 9:45 a.m. – regular business discussion with Matt Patzner, county administrator.

• This will be followed by budget request meetings with county departments and outside agencies that will run through the afternoon.