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Council talks stipends, Commission names KPERS agent
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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 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:

• Joe Andrasek purchasing the city-owned parking lot located on Williams between 11th and 12th Streets behind Charlies.

• A moderate income housing grant for the Zarah Mall building.

• Applications for Great Bend Municipal Airport hanger tax exemptions.

• A work session to discuss outside agency budget requests.

• A work session to discuss stipends for council members.

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

The agenda includes:

• The designation of Brenda Kaiser, human resource director, as Barton County’s Kansas Public Employment Retirement System agent.

• A resolution rescinding a June 2004 resolution authorizing a $3 fee, per the issuance of each driver’s license, to be accessed to the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

•  9:30 a.m. – bridge decking project with Barry McManaman, county engineer.   

• 10:30 a.m. – regular business discussion with Matt Patzner, director of operations.