By GISEELLE ARREDONDO
• Leader & Times
Tonight’s Liberal City Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. will include USD 480 Board of Education members who will make a special financial request.
There will also be coverage of Resolution No. 2177, a resolution authorizing the submittal of a 2013 USDA Section 523 USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grant.
This item will be presented by Housing and Community Development Director Karen LaFreniere.
Fire Chief Kelly Kirk is seeking approval to sell a used thermal imaging camera to the Turpin Fire Department.
The Turpin Fire Department has had no such cameras in their department, and since the fire department in Liberal already has thermal cameras handy at each station, the one in question is not in use.
The camera is public property and with approval from the city, the thermal imaging camera will be sold to the Turpin Fire Department for $1.
Board appointment for the Convention and Visitors Bureau will take place at tonight’s meeting
CVB has two openings for members from the lodging industry. One is for the unexpired term of Jeff Granger who has left the industry and the other is a full term vacated by Sam Bhakta who chose not to reapply.
The CVB Board recommends that Tyler Payne, general manager of the Holiday Inn Express, be appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of Granger.
Granger’s term runs through November of 2014. For further recommendation, Vivek Bhakta, general manager of Hampton Inn and Suites, be appointed to a four year term ending in October 2017.
These two appointments would bring the Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board back to the full seven members.
This item will be presented by Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Sally Fuller.
The 2013 LKM Annual conference will be in Overland Park on Oct. 12 and 13, and the City of Liberal is entitled to designate four voting delegates and four alternate voting delegates to represent the city in making decisions in the conduct and management of the affairs of the league at the business meeting.
The deadline for submitting voting delegates to the League is Sept.13.
The League of Kansas Municipalities Voting Delegates are recommending for the commission to appoint Mayor Dave Harrison, Vice Mayor Janet Willimon, Commissioner Dean Aragon, and Commissioner Joe Denoyer as voting delegates and Commissioner Ron Warren and City Manager Mark Hall as alternates to this year’s league annual conference.
This item will be presented by City Manager Mark Hall.