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City Commission Meets,Approves Funding for Truck Purchases

KSCB News - April 28, 2015 9:59 pm

The Liberal City Commission met Tuesday evening for their regulaly scheduled meeting. Among the items on the agenda, the Commission approved the purchase of a Fire Pumper truck, 3 Tandem axle dum[p trucks and a Structural pumper truck. These are for the Fire and Street Departments.

The Commission approved moving to 2nd Readings, Ordinances 4454 and 4455 which deal with the financing of the City’s new Waste Waer Treatment Plant, and approved the purchase of Body Armor, ammunition, and new handguns for the Police Department.

Commissioners adopted a Resolution renaming National Drive to John Jacobson Drive in honor of the founder of National Beef Packing Company, the City’s largest employer.

The Commissioners approved additional funding for the construction of Wildcat Drive, approved the acceptance of a 2015-2016 Transit Grant from KDOT to hel fund the City Bus Program and to aid in the addition of another bus route, and approved the sale of a piece of property to an investment group which could result in a retail center.

Commissioners denied a request to start a Self Help Housing Lawn Care Program, and a motion died for lack of a second to increase the Multi Family Housing Incentive from $3000 to $5000 per Unit.

The City Commission will take part in the Council of Governments on Thursday, April 30th.


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