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Ellinwood City Council approves fireworks display
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Pictured is a past Great Bend fireworks display. This years Fourth of July show will actually be on July 3, the City Council voted Monday night. - photo by Tribune file photo

ELLINWOOD — The Ellinwood City Council met in regular session Tuesday evening and recognized city manager Chris Komarek with the Service Award for his 40 years of service to the Ellinwood Fire Department.

The council approved a request from the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce to use city facilitates for the After Harvest Festival. 

Other action taken Tuesday:

• Approved a community fireworks display on July 4 at the football field. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to July 5.
• Approved paying the Kansas Power Pool when the city’s energy bill is due rather than wait for the next council meeting for approval.
• Approved a contract in the amount of $14,500 with Evan-Bierly-Hutchinson and Associates to engineer the final phase of the flood control project along the north side of town.
• Approved an easement agreement with Knop Sand Co. to allow for the moving of a gas line that feeds natural gas to the wastewater treatment plant.
• Approved the purchase of a new defibrillator for the EMS department in the amount of $36,151.98. A Kansas Revolving and Assistance Fund grant was received from the Board of EMS for $15,000 and will be applied toward the cost.