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Liberal City Commission Meets, Renames 3rd Street Fountain

KSCB News - October 11, 2011 11:01 pm

The Liberal City Commission met Tuesday evening at 6:30pm for their regularly scheduled meeting. Among the items on the agenda, the Liberal City Commission adopted Resolution 2144 renaming the 3rd Street Fountain and paying tribute to a long time community supporter. The Resolution gave the name to the fountain, "Dorothy’s Fountain Dedicated to Don and Priscilla Rash". Rash a former City and County Commissioner was instrumental in several projects in the City and County throughout the years including, the construction of the Fountain, Dorothy’s House, Coronado Museum, The Land Of OZ, The Air Museum, Activity Center, Industrial Park projects, housing developments, and many others too numerous to mention. Rash has also been a business owner in Liberal for nearly 50 years. In other items on the agenda, the Commission accepted a donation from Randy Scantlin representing the Lions Club, in the amount of $750.00 to plant 30 trees in Light Park. Most will be planted by the Lions Club this Saturday. The Commission also authorized the refinancing of bonds which will save the City minimally $200,000.00, and condemened a property at 114 West Coolidge. Commissioners also condemend property at 714 N.Sherman, however the owner of the property has been working with city staff, has pulled the proper permits, and has been working on the structure to repair the home. City staff will monitor the progress, and report back to the commission. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the Commission was introduced to two new Department Heads, Joe Seibert for the Water Department, who replaces Bernie Kitten, and William Weber for The Recreation Department. He is from Wellingtonand replaces the retired Gary Scott. The next regular meeting of the Liberal City Commission will be October 25th.


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