A resolution to approve the proposed extension district, combining the Barton County KSU Extension Council with the Ellis County Extension Council, is on the agenda for the next Barton County Commission meeting. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in Room 106 of the Barton County Courthouse.
An actual agreement from the two extension councils would come later and would also require approval. The agenda for Monday’s meeting notes, “While it is the intent of the Commission to approve an agreement to permit the extension district, the Commission recognizes that it is possible that the Commission or voters in Barton or Ellis County may disprove of the action. Further, a petition may be filed in opposition.”
Natalie Fullerton, Barton County/KSU Extension Council president, will join the meeting for discussion of the resolution.
Another item on Monday’s agenda is the occupancy agreements for the Barton County Office Building at 12th and Kansas in Great Bend. The KSU/Barton County Extension Council and the State of Kansas Parole Office are housed in the building and have occupancy agreements that are set to expire Dec. 31, 2017. The agreements allow each agency office space and use of the County’s phone and long distance services.
In other business, state law requires township treasurers to be bonded, and County Clerk Donna Zimmerman will provide a recommendation for bonds for newly elected township officials.
The commission will also remind the public of the requirements of its regular and special meeting notification. As the County prepares for Fiscal Year 2017, requests to receive notice of its meetings should be submitted before the end of the year.