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Liberal City Commission Meets, Accepts Donation of South Middle School

Joe Denoyer - May 28, 2019 4:57 pm

The Liberal City Commission met in an early session Tuesday afternoon at 3:00pm. Among the items on the agenda was the acceptance of the donation of South Middle School from USD 480 to the City of Liberal. After lengthy discussion, the Commission approved and accepted the donation but tabled the acceptance of the additional lots. The City plans to use the former school for a recreation center.

Al Shank of Al Shank Insurance representing Employers Mutual Company presented the Commission with a dividend check in the amount of $105,809.33.

The Commission tabled a rezone of property from Agricultural to Heavy Industrial for National Carriers pending further discussion and information from National Carriers. Commissioners did approve the naming of a cul-de-sac near the Southern Pioneer property Powerline Drive at the suggestion of Southern Pioneer.

For the airport, the Commission approved the Perimeter fencing project with Lochner with a 5% match of the $69,000 from the City, and approved the purchase of a Rhino mower for the airport, from Keating Tractor in the amount of $21,000.

The Commission accepted an anonymous grant for Arkalon Park in the amount of $7400, which was then spent on 20 fire grills, 20 fire rings, and 2 sink countertops. Also approved for Arkalon Park were road improvements with purchased asphalt millings. Total not to exceed $8500.

City commissioners also accepted another grant from a local organization in the amount of $5628.70 then approved using the grant money to purchase Laboratory Fuming Chamber and Downdraft Fingerprint Processing Station.

Keith Stoney was appointed to the Liberal Housing Authority Board.


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