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Council looks at unsafe structures
Commission eyes support letter for Ellinwood Hospital
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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 due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions.

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 resolutions deeming properties at 2555 19th and 1923 Holland as unsafe in dangerous, a public hearing request for the property at 1210 Morton as potentially unsafe and dangerous, bids for the overlay of Broadway and repair of the 19th and Harrison intersection, and a budget discussion on the new Police Station/Municipal Court Building.

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 letter of support for Ellinwood District Hospital, bulk mailing of real estate valuation notices and a matching fund request from the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

• 10 a.m. – program update with Sara Hayden, Great Bend Economic Development president.

• 10:30 a.m. – program update and Dartmouth bridge expansion joint repair bids with Barry McManaman, county engineer.

• 11 a.m. – cold mix bids with Darren Williams, county works director.

• 11:15 a.m. – Barton County Conservation District  

• 11:30 p.m. – grant update with Sue Cooper, grants and compliance manager.

• 1:15 p.m. – regular business discussion to include the financial update,  telework policy and CIC service review with Matt Patzner, director of operations.