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Council addresses safety issues
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Safety first was the plan for a number of items approved by the Great Bend City Council this week.
A request for school crossing lights on south McKinley was approved by the council, which means the speed zone for the Central Kansas Christian Academy will have similar announcement as other school zones around the community.
The council also approved plans for the installation of “handicapped child” warning signs at a local residence.
It was noted that there have been “blind child” signs to warn drivers in the past, though it was noted that the city has not kept up with those signs, to determine that, in fact, a blind child still lives in that area.
So there were questions about whether adding such signs do good, or if people just come to ignore them in time.
It was explained that the city will spend about $1,000 for the four signs approved.
The measure was approved with council members Dana Dawson and Mitch Haney opposed.
And the council approved the demolition of a partially burned structure at 1722 Third, which has been the object of several meetings.
The city will destroy the property if the owner hasn’t done so by the end of this month.
The hearing and discussion of this issue concludes months of efforts to deal with the property.