The Great Bend City Council Meeting at a Glance
Here’s a look at what Great Bend City Council did on Monday night:
• Approval of a revision of the ordinance on the parking of recreational vehicles.
It uses definitions that have been updated using the Kansas Department of Revenue definitions for mobile homes and recreational vehicles. Authorized parking has been changed to specify that the entire RV, including the hitch, must be behind the front of the house, which has also been defined. It uses the language of other ordinances concerning corner lots having two front yards. To help clarify, they added definitions for the front yard and main elevation.
In addition, the authorized parking has been changed to specify that the entire RV, including the hitch, must be behind the main elevation.
• Recognized Retired Police Chief David Bailey.
• Approval of a zoning change request from Sunflower Diversified Services.
Sunflower currently operates a recycling service at 5523 10th Street and has purchased adjacent real estate to the west. Sunflower officials said the facility had outgrown its current facilities.
Thus, he requested a rezoning from C-2 (general commercial) to M-1 (light industrial) in order to relocate the recycling facility.
• Heard a presentation by Sheryl Cheely on Mytown. She had asked to go to council to have MyTown repay her town loan.
• Heard an update from City Administrator Kendal Francis. He focused on efforts to bring passenger air service back to Great Bend Municipal Airport.
• Heard a report from Community Coordinator / Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Christina Hayes. She focused on the upcoming events in the city.
• Approved a resolution authorizing an accessible parking space that was requested immediately west of the lane on the south side of Broadway Avenue between Kansas Avenue and Baker Avenue.
• Approved 2020 unbudgeted transfers to finance projects / equipment purchases.
These totaled $ 2,168,450. Included are the reserve fund for equipment and reserve funds for the improvement of fixed assets from the general fund, the sewer fund and the water fund. These also include monies received from donations and grants, said city clerk / finance manager.
This is a routine affair that is done every year.
• Allowances approved in: 124 Maple, waste and scrap, Ramon Garcia; 1608 Broadway, Garbage & Garbage, Studer Rentals LLC. ; 236 Maple, waste and waste, Ramon Gallardo and Edemira Lopez; 317 Walnut, automobile nuisance, Claudia Contreras; 1308 Morphy, Garbage and Garbage, Carolyn Stacey Farris; 1314 Morphy, waste and garbage, January Pecora; 1408 12th, Garbage and Garbage, Carolyn Stacey Farris; 1301 Morphy, Waste and Garbage, Trenton Studer; 1404 12th, garbage and garbage, Miguel and Gloria Mota; 323 Hickory, automobile nuisance, Isabel Quezada; 133 Maple, automobile nuisance, Sophia Nelson; 2001 Hubbard, automobile nuisance, Keith and Cindy Patterson; 1434 9, automobile nuisance, Anita Stos; 404 Hickory, automobile nuisance, Evelyn Clawson; 1701 Hubbard, automobile nuisance, Thomas Pearson; 1011 Odell, waste and garbage, Bert and Marie Luce; 408 Walnut, waste and garbage, Manuel and Sara Tavarez; 301 Locusts, waste and waste, Antonia Alvarez; 517 3rd, garbage and garbage, Sandra Reyes; 601 3rd, garbage and garbage, Edel and Carol Ordonez; and 132 Érable, Ramon Garcia,