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Bandshell area could see improvements
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The Great Bend City Band performs in the Moses Bandshell last summer. Officials are looking at improvements to the bandshell and surrounding Jack Kilby Square. - photo by Tribune file photo

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington Monday said a number of city staff members and Harms Trust trustees are working with PBA Architects of Wichita to come up with a proposal to present at the March 3 City Council meeting.
The goal is to make improvements in and around the Moses Bandshell at Jack Kilby Square. However, the nature of these and their extent remain undetermined.
This report was part of Partington’s update on city departmental activities. Other topics included:
Public Works
• Snow removal and pothole patching kept crews busy.
• Sanitarian: 177 year to date complaints, 56 new complaints (one made by a citizen and 55 by staff), 16 complaints completed by citizens, two abatement notices sent and four cars brought into compliance.
 • New firefighter recruits Brandon Wiedel Nick Larmer started their three week training Monday.
• Officer Jefferson Davis provided bullying information to a group of sixth grade parents at Lincoln School.
• Davis conducted a Vulnerability Assessment for a Great Bend business.
• Working on enhancing Social Media Policy with the Great Bend Fire/EMS.
• Personal Money Management class was rescheduled due to snow. The class held Tuesday for city employees was to test out a couple of seminars, and teach the participants about their credit report and credit card management.
• Partington has been working with the law firm Gilmore & Bell on the development plan and agreement for the two Rural Housing Incentive District projects (the multiplex project on Washington and the single-family project in Amber Meadows) that will be on the March 3 City Council Meeting for final action.
• Partington met with members of the City Tree Board to discuss short- and long-term plans to get more trees planted in the community.