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County Commission to hold Neighborhood Revitalization Program Public Hearing
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The Barton County Commission will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, with business conducted during the agenda meeting starting at 9 a.m. at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main. The commission meets in room 106 on the first floor of the courthouse and the meeting will also be live-streamed through Microsoft Teams. Citizens may view the meeting through their own sign-in or by signing in anonymously at https://bit.ly/3s8WrKC. Those who wish to participate in the discussion of any item should call 620-793-1800 for instructions.

There will be a Neighborhood Revitalization Program Public Hearing at 9 a.m.

The regular agenda meeting will start at the close of the hearing. Items on the agenda include celebrating 50 years of employment by Road and Bridge Foreman Gary Demel; a proclamation recognizing National 4-H Week; a joint proclamation in support of Manufacturing (MFG) Day; review of applications for Facade Improvement Grants; proposed premium pay for county employees, to fairly compensate employees in light of economic uncertainty and increased risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic; a resolution adopting the Barton County Neighborhood Revitalization Plan and adoption of the plan’s interlocal agreement; and purchase of a vibratory roller compatible with a Bobcat track loader for the Road and Bridge Department.

After the agenda meeting, the following appointments have been scheduled (subject to change):

10:15 a.m. or following the close of the Agenda Meeting – Software Demonstrations via Teams with Wendy Prosser, County Appraiser.

10:45 a.m. – Request for Proposal, 800mhz radio equipment – Doug Hubbard, Fire District No. 1 Fire Chief.

11 a.m. – Contract Discussions – Freedom Claims Management.

1 p.m. – Façade Improvement – Application Reviews with Sue Cooper, Grant Coordinator, and applicants.

2:30 p.m. – Administrator Search Discussion – Osenbaugh Consulting.

3 p.m. – Regular Business Discussion – Barry McManaman, Interim County Administrator, and Donna Zimmerman, County Clerk.