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Commission to discuss road closing
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Wheatland Electric will replace the power poles along North Washington from 30 Road to 50 Road.  
Mark Kircher of Wheatland Electric will visit the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning to request the road be closed to through traffic and allow local traffic only while crews are working on the lines. Work is expected to start on Monday, Sept. 10 and should conclude by Friday, Sept. 21.
County Engineer Clark Rusco will also provide details.
In other business, the commission will:
• Hear a report on the placement of Manweiler Chevrolet in Hoisington on the Kansas Register of Historic Places. The County was notified in August that Manweiler had made the list.  In addition, the Kansas Historical Sites Board of Review has nominated Manweiler to the National Register of Historic Places.  The nomination will be reviewed by the Office of the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C.   
• Revisit the burn ban. At the Commission meeting on August 27, 2012, local Fire Chiefs requested that the commission lift the ban for at least a week.  Even with recent rains, Barton County continues to be listed as experiencing exceptional drought conditions by the U.S. Drought Monitor. The commission will review the effects of lifting the burn ban for the last week and decide whether it needs to be reinstated.  
• Hear the bi-weekly informational update from Richard Boeckman, county counselor\administrator. He will provide a a report of work completed by county departments during the last period.