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GB Council talks towers; Commission eyes asphalt plant rebuild
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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:

• A Nextlink communication tower  conditional-use permit.

• A conditional-use permit to operate a licensed group home daycare from Jessica Roan.

• A new agreement with the Golden Belt Humane Society.

• A work session on the Housing Opportunities Inc. Cambridge Park project.

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

The agenda includes:

• The rebuilding of the county’s asphalt plant.

• A county counselor agreement with Patrick Hoffman.

• A video service agreement with Nex-Tech and Barton County.

Following the agenda meeting, the following appointments are scheduled:

•  9:30 a.m. – financial update with Matt Patzner, director of operations.

• 10 a.m. – park improvements for City of Pawnee Rock with Yvonne Link, Pawnee Rock assistant clerk.  

• 10:30 a.m. – regular business discussion with Patzner. 

• 11 a.m. – rental discussion and building tour at Broadway at Kansas with Tammy Hammond of Rosewood Services.

• 1:15 p.m. – grant writing parameters with Karen Winkelman, public health director, Amy Boxberger, CKCC director, and Marissa Woodmansee, Juvenile Services director.