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Shades of something new
Council picks new color scheme for Events Center
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Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison, second from left, discusses the news color schemes for the Great Bend Events Center Monday night. Also pictured are council members Joel Jackson, Vicki Berryman and Wayne Henneke.

In other business Monday night, the Great Bend City Council:

• Approved a request from the First Church of the Nazarene to close Sherman Street from Broadway Avenue to K-96 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, from 3 p.m. to 10:30 on Saturday, Oct. 29, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, for the presentation of the drama Judgement House. 

• Approved the Snow and Ice Removal Policy. The policy was unchanged from last year.

• Approved abatements at: 305 3rd St., motor vehicle nuisance, owned by Ricardo Fabela; 601 3rd St., accumulation of refuse,owned by Rogelio Sanchez; 1714 Van Buren, accumulation of refuse, owned by Eric J. Morrell; and 1001 8th St., motor vehicle nuisance and accumulation of refuse, owned by Candelario Rubio.

 The Great Bend Events Center is getting a new look and now the color of that look has been set.

Looking at slides showing examples, the Great Bend City Council Monday night selected the new color scheme for the facility. There were instructions that the color of the building be changed and the architect has prepared two color schemes for consideration which were presented at the meeting. 

Council members opted for a grey-on-grey motif. The building would be a light grey with the accents and the entrance canopy being a few shades darker.

In another center-related item, the council approved a change order for work being done to the Great Bend Events Center. The order adds more parking lot removal and replacement to help with the drainage issue north of the entrance that will not be fully solved with the current work plan. 

The cost will be $42,171. This will include replacing the entire eastern half of the parking lot, which will slope down three inches from the building to the street.

This didn’t come as a total surprise, Partington said. Engineers had said this may be an issue.

Work on the an extensive, nearly $300,000 face lift of the Events Center started earlier this month. Brentwood Builders LLC. of Great Bend, which was awarded the contract in July, has 90 days from the date the material arrived for the steel structure (Sept. 30) to complete the project. 

In general, the scope of the work involves replacing the canopy, providing better accessibility to the front entrance and replacing a portion of the parking.