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County opens doors for public involvement
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For those still looking for a way to get involved in planning for their county, Barton County Environmental Manger Judy Goreham still has one opening to fill on the Barton County Planning Commission.
This week the Barton County Commission approve the appointment of Dianne J. Morse, Great Bend, to the commission and reappointed Christy Tustin, rural Barton County.
Goreham said she is still seeing applications for another opening. The only stipulation is that the person be a resident of Barton County.
According to information from Goreham, “The focus of the Planning Commission is to plan for the proper growth and development of Barton County through the enactment of planning and zoning laws for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare. The nine-member board has uncompensated three-year positions.”
For more information, contact Goreham, 793-1894.
And commissioners also announced this week that the state storm spotter school is set for two sessions in Great Bend today.
“Storm Fury on the Plains” will be presented by experts from the Wichita National Weather Service office. The local presentation is set for 3 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Crest Theater, downtown Great Bend. There is no charge for the event and it is open to everyone.
According to the NWS, the event is entertaining, as well as educational.
“The National Weather Service in Wichita conducts spotter training sessions, which are normally scheduled throughout the spring months each year. Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as well as basic severe weather safety are also covered,” according to the NWS information.