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City Commission Meets, Refinances GO Bonds

KSCB News - September 23, 2015 8:08 am

The Liberal City Commission met Tuesday evening and kicked off the meeting proclaiming October 4 – 10 as Fire Prevention Week.

Commissioners approved the refinancing of the City;s General Obligation Bonds because of the lower interest rates that are available. With the refinancing, the City could save $90,000 and not extend the life of the bonds. With that, as required by the federal government, the City approved the Omnibus Disclosures.

The City Commission approved the spending of donated funds in the amount of $13,457.47 to install new theater lighting at the Mid-America Air Museum. B&B Electric received the bid.

Commissioners approved the purchase of a 2016 1/2 ton pick up for the Water Department from Chrysler Corner, approved th contract renewal with Retail Strategies, and accepted a donation for the Liberal Police Department from Cliff Abbott for a new Citizens Award Program.

Kory Krause with the Building Department gave an update to the Commission on property owned by Abbott Construction near Clay and Locke Streets. In an agreement reached with the property owner, Cliff Abbott, he has 120 days to get the property in question cleaned up and a 6 foot tall privacy fence installed around the property. Every 30 days the City will inspect the property and continous, adequate progress must be made, or the City will fine Mr. Abbott and clean up the property and charge the clean up fees back to him.Kory Krause will give regular updates to the Commission on this process.

 

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