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City Commission Appoint Mayor/Vice-Mayor

KSCB News - April 12, 2011 10:56 pm

The Liberal City Commission met Tuesday evening for their regularly scheduled meeting. This was the first meeting since the elections a week ago. In old business the City Commission approved Resolution 2128 and condemend the property at 3 S. Kansas. The owners of the property, 1st National Bank of Hooker has 60 days to repair or remove the structure. Shannon Butler of the 1st National Bank of Hooker was in attendance at the meeting and advised the commission that the bank has every intention of repairing the structure and finding a tennant for the building. Bill French of French Construction, stated that his company had already started the necessary repairs on the building and should have everything completed in 60 days. The Commission advised staff to stay on top of the project. The commission the approved constructing two parking lots, one at the Rock Island Depot and the other in North Light Park. J&R Sand Company of Liberal was the low bidder at $192,780.00 and will complete both project in a little over 3 months. The Commission then presented outgoing Commissioner Dave Harrison with a plaque for his years of service on the commission and to the citizens of Liberal. The Liberal Police Department also presented Commissioner Harrison with another plaque in appreciation for his support of the Department. The new commission was then swore in and Janet Willimon, Bob Carlile, and Larry Koochel took their seats on the board. In unanimous votes, the Liberal City Commission re-apponted Tim Long as Mayor, and Joe Denoyer as Vice-Mayor. After a 15 minute recess, the Liberal City Commission voted to abate a property at 1621 N. Webster, accepted a Firefighters Grant Award in the amount of $22,961.00, which will be used to purchase equipment for firefighters, and also approved the purchase of dress uniforms for the Fire Dpartment with the money to come from grants and donations. The commission also approved the low bid from Aramark for city employee uniforms, heard an update on the Public Art Project and gave approval to the artist rendition for the Dorothy statues, and approved the purchase in the amount of $7,000.00 for a hand held meter reading unit for the Water Department. The next meeting of the Liberal City Commission is set forApril 26, 2011.

 

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