Liberal City Commission Meets, Approves 2021 Budget

Joe Denoyer - August 11, 2020 8:41 pm

The Liberal City Commission met Tuesday evening with a full agenda. To start the meeting, the Liberal Police Department awarded the Life Saving Award to Officer Kayln Abare for his heroic actions in saving a man’s life on August the 3rd.

The Commission approved Ordinance 4541 which allows the City to manage what is put in the right of ways.

Commissioners also approved the vacations of alleyways at 624 N. Pershing and 516 E. 1st Streets.

Also approved by the Commission was the wording to be put on the November Ballot regarding the renewal of the one cent sales tax.

The Commission adopted the budget for 2021 at $45,265,500. The estimated mills for this budget are 52.082, which is the same mill levy as the 2020 budget.

5 sets of Bunker gear was approved for the Fire Department for $9,673.35, and the City’s Tree Match Program was also approved.

Commissioners approved the signing of the Grant Documents with KDOT for City Bus cameras, storage and shelters, and approved CDBG CV Grants for Stats Jeweler’s for $6,217 and $14,202 for Gorditos to Go.

Tracy Gutierrez and Jim Plummer were appointed to the Arkalon Board, and Engineer fees for the 2nd Street Project were approved in the amount of $363,603 with another $2,500 approved for printing.

The City Commission approved the purchase of a 2019 Ford Taurus from Foss Ford of Liberal in the amount of $19,387 with insurance monies being used from a wrecked vehicle and approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the County regarding COVID funds.


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