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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:59

By ELLY GRIMM

• Leader & Times

 

The Liberal City Commission will be taking on a less busy agenda than the last couple meetings at its next meeting tonight.

The reorganization of the offices of mayor and vice mayor will take place during the meeting along with a 10 minute recess afterwards to discuss the results.

A resolution concerning vehicle abatements for junked and nuisance vehicles throughout the city of Liberal will also be discussed as the previous abatements have elapsed since discussion at a previous meeting.

The renewal of the city’s contract with Retail Attractions will also be up for discussion among the commissioners. The current contract is about to expire for the city. The commission agenda states that the relationship that developed between the city and Retail Attractions became stronger as the company now better understands the city’s markets and the city better knows how Retail Attractions operates.

The Liberal Fire Department will be looking to gain the approval of the commission to purchase a new Ford F-250 truck to replace one of the emergency response vehicles that was originally scheduled to be removed from emergency service in 2011. The department will also be looking to gain the commission’s approval for the purchase of lighting, marking and additional equipment that would be required for the new truck.

The recreation department will also be looking to gain the approval of the commission for the purchase of lightweight tables, a display table and chairs along with two adjustable basketball goals and a Swan Block ice shaver.  All of the equipment will be paid for by two local foundations, according to the commission’s agenda.

The Mid-America Air Museum will be asking to spend money in accordance with a recently awarded grant for the museum’s growing robotics programs.

The meeting will then end with the city manager’s report from Mark Hall, items from commissioners and then discussion of vouchers before adjourning.

 

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