City OKs loan application for auto water meters

City OKs loan application for auto water meters

Great Bend City Council meeting at a glance:

Here is a quick look at what the Great Bend City Council did Monday night:

The agenda includes:

• Held a public hearing for property at 205 Frey. After which, the property was deemed an unsafe and dangerous.

• Approved an ordinance granting a temporary premises extension for Dry Lake Brewing to allow them to utilize the city alley lot behind the brewery for its one-year anniversary May 14 and serve alcohol on public property.

• Opted not to act on the approval of a bike rack installation for Dry Lake Brewing and related changes in the ordinance regulating the operation and parking of bicycles and micro-mobility devices.

• Approved a rezoning request for Todd Anspaugh at 6003 10th St.

Anspaugh has purchased the real estate. The structure was operated as a business and Anspaugh requested rezoning from C-2 (General Commercial) to R-1 (Single-Family) for him to move into the structure and permanently live there, Building Inspector Logan Burns said.

A public hearing was held on March 28 before the Planning Commission. There were two parties that attended with their concerns on property ownership, which Planning Commission agreed were beyond their scope and duties and would not effect the rezoning, Burns said.

• Approved a rezoning request for David Tabrizi at 1801 Patton Rd.

• Approved a rezoning request for Carole Harris at 1809 at Patton Rd.

• Approved a rezoning request for Keller Real Estate at 1815 at Patton Rd.

• Approved a funding request from RSVP/VIA Director Linn Hogg for the Medical Transportation Program in the amount of $3,000.

• Approved Cinco De Mayo permissions. The event is set for Saturday, May 7, on the Courthouse Square.

• The expansion of Great Bend Alive Plaza on Forest Street.

• Approved an Events Center billboard update.

• Approved the expansion of a street chip seal project that was originally planned for 2021.

• Approved a bid from Venture Corporation for $1,079,640.50 for the mill and overlay of approximately 13 blocks of Broadway between Polk and Morton streets, as well as the reconstruction of the intersection at 19th and Harrison.

• Authorized Mayor Cody Schmidt to sign the Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund agreement with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as part of the automated meter reading project for the city’s water system.

• Approved a request for unlicensed businesses to serve complimentary alcohol on their premises for the Art & Wine Walk event held on May 6. It runs from 4-7 pm

• Heard a report from City Administrator Kendal Francis.

• Heard a report from Christina Hayes, community coordinator and Convention and Visitors Bureau director.

• Approved abatements for trash and refuse violations at: 806 Odell St., WHB Inc.; 812 Odell St., Laurencio and Rosa Poblano; 501 Odell St., Scott Thein; 313 Maple St., Christopher Madrid; and

201 Chestnut St., Cecilia Obregon and Hector Lopez.

• Approved an abatement for a motor vehicle nuisance at 3137 Stone St., Elizabeth Hartshorn.

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