Liberal City Commission Meets, Honors Long-Time Employees

KSCB News - December 13, 2011 10:09 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 honored several employees with Service Awards. Honored for 10 years of service were Joe Seiber, Michelle Meek, Susan Savely, James Kulow, Markeno Arredondo, and Oswaldo Jimenez . Pam Johnson was honored for 25 years of service with the City of Liberal. The Commission also said goodbye to 30 year employee, Don Goodman. Don was an equipment operator with the Street Department. Action items on the agenda included the approval of continuing the current Housing and Economic Development programs for 2012, and the acceptance of Kansas Health Foundation Grant in the amount of $22,560.00. The grant will pay for outdoor exercise equipment for Blue Bonnet and Leete Family Parks. The commission also moved to a second reading, Ordinance 4401. This would limit the number of Garage Sales residents could have in a years time. B&H Paving of Scott City was awarded the annual crack sealing bid in an amount not to exceed $150,000.00. Purchases made by the commission included 4 Dell computers for the Communications Department in the amount of $2296.00, 2 handheld meter reading radios for the Water Department for $10,000.00 and also for the Water Department, a 1/2 ton pick up for $16,475.00, a 3/4 ton pick up for $20,488.00, both from Foss Ford, and a Tommy Lift for $2883.00. Commissioners also purchased a 2012 Ford Fusion from Foss Motor Company,for the Police Department, to replace a vehicle that was wrecked when it struck a deer on Highway 54. Commissioners approved upgrades to the Animal Shelter, appointed Jack Carlile to the Convention and Visitors Bureau, approved Police Chief Sill to continue talks with USD 480 for an SRO officer, and designated Sunflower Bank for the Kansas Sampler Festival account. Commissioners also heard from Patsy Guinn of the Liberal Police Department regarding the donation of 93 quilts from an organization out of Wichita called "Stephanie’s Small Comforts". The quilts made by the organization are made in memory of 17 year old Stephanie Brant, who passed away in 2000, and are given to children in need of comfort. Patsy has shared the quilts with the Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, and the County Attorney’s office. The next regular meeting of the Liberal City Commission will be December 27th.


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