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County leases landfill farm ground
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Keith Miller will continue to farm land south of the Barton County Landfill, the Barton County Commission decided Monday.
Miller had offered the only proposal to farm the approximately 20 acres of farm ground that lies to the south of the landfill, northeast of Great Bend.
He has farmed it for some time, and is familiar with the special conditions involved, such as keeping clear of monitoring wells in the area, Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt explained.
Miller’s proposal is to pay $51 per acre for the right to farm the land and the commissioners approved a three-year lease on the property.
Also on Monday, the commissioners learned that funding will not be sought from the county for the Great Bend Area Community Employee Recruiter program.
At their Dec. 13 meeting, the commissioners had tabled action on a request for $10,000 in county funding for the project, allowing more time for discussion.
However, County Administrator Richard Boeckman reported Monday that the county was informed that the request for funding was being withdrawn.
Also on Monday’s agenda was a continuation of discussion of the relocation of the Environmental Management Office from the Hoisington Annex to a county building in Great Bend.
That discussion was not conducted during the agenda meeting, Monday, but was continued in study session, with the possibility of returning to a later agenda topic.