City to tackle real estate, housing issues PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 10:02

By ELLY GRIMM

• Leader & Times

 

The Liberal City Commission will be conducting business as usual at its regular meeting tonight.

The first item on the agenda will be the first reading of Ordinance No. 4427, which will rezone some areas of commercial property to single family residences at the request of Jack Call, the owner of this property. City staff will be recommending that the commission advance the ordinance to a second reading.

The next item on the agenda will concern the Liberal Wastewater Treatment Plant requesting a new pickup truck. The truck they are looking to replace is approximately 24 years old and has many mechanical and transmission issues  despite many repairs, according to the agenda.

The commission will be asked to consider the purchase of trash bags for the city by Frank Holman, the solid waste director.

The reappointment of Jay Bhakta to the Liberal Convention and Visitors’ Bureau Board for a third term will be up for discussion during the meeting.

The commission will be discussing the renewal of a grazing lease for Arkalon Park with Max Louderback. Louderback has been the grazing tenant at Arkalon for the past 15 years, and staff will be recommending that the commission approve the grazing lease.

Repairs to the airport gate at 7th Street will also be discussed. The gate was damaged during a wind storm in April, and the gate came off the roller, causing the damage. Staff will recommend that the commission approve the repairs to the gate by Superior Fence using airport land sale funds.

After the report from City Manager Mark Hall, there will be the discussion of items from commissioners and vouchers. After these discussions take place there will be a 15 minute executive session per K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(6), which concerns preliminary discussion relating to the acquisition of real estate.

After the executive session, the meeting will be adjourned.

 

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