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Council eyes Ward 4 vacancy; commission meets Tuesday
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The Great Bend City Council will meet Monday night and the Barton County Commission will meet Tuesday 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 The meeting will be recorded. 

The agenda includes:

•  Making Baker Avenue a one-way street going north between 11th and 12th streets to allow parallel parking on both sides of the block. This would help create more parking for the new Justice Center at 12th and Baker.

• Adoption of a new City Code of Ordinances.

• Amendments to zoning regulations.

• A Ward 4 City Council vacancy (the seat held by Brock McPherson).

County Commission

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the former JC Penney building, 1500 Kansas 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 link Those who wish to take part in the discussion of any item can call 620-793-1800 for instructions.

• A Community Anti-Drug Coalitions Of America Mid-Year Training Institute recap.

• An update to the employee handbook.

•  A Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging board appointment.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

•  9:45 a.m. – program update with CKCC Director Amy Boxberger and Juvenile Services Director Marissa Woodmansee..

•  10:30 a.m. – program update with Barton County Conservation District Manager Veronica Coons. 

•  10:45 a.m. – vehicle repair update with County Works Director Darren Williams.  

•  11 a.m. – regular business discussion with County Administrator Matt Patzner.