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Liberal City Commission Meets, Approves Grier House Modifications

Joe Denoyer - September 13, 2016 10:01 pm

The Liberal City Commission met Tuesday evening for their regularly scheduled meeting.

Three Proclamations were read to kick of the meeting. The first was to proclaim September 17-23 as Constitution Week in the City of Liberal. Next was a proclamation declaring September 11-18 as Direct Support Proffesionals Recognition Week, with the third being October 9-15 as Fire Prevention Week.

The Commission approved some changes in the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool Account Authorization due to changes in staff, and also approved the Engineering contract for the KDHE Water Revolving Loan Project.

Commissioners approved the modifications to the Grier House at the request of the VA Clinic in the amount of $98,625.60 to be reimbursed by the VA.

With the new lighting lining Kansas Avenue, the Commissioners approved new, uniform Holiday light pole decorations to compliment the clean new look of the streetscape.

City Commissioners approved a new program for senior citizens and the disabled that will help offset the water rate increases when they come into effect in October. Applications are available at City Hall, and presentations will be coordinated with the Senior Center.

Purchases approved included trench shoring equipment for the Water Department and a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus air compressor and fill station for the Fire Department.

Commissioners approved the renewal of the contract with Retail Strategies for retail recruitment for the City, and approved the low bid of Tarbet Construction of Ulysses for the Centennial Boulevard project. Total cost of the project is $560,141.50.

Commissioners appointed as Voting Delegates to the League of Kansas Municipalities Annual Conference, Mayor Denoyer, Vice-Mayor Aragon, and Commissioners Carlile and Martinez.


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