By GISEELLE ARREDONDO
• Leader & Times
Tonight’s city commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. will include proposals for the city-owned shooting sange and a few resolutions.
The City of Liberal was approached by a concerned group of citizens regarding the restricted public access of the shooting range.
After investigating, city manager Mark Hall said, the concerned group was correct.
The city staff is proposing that the range utilizes a reservatlion method for public access and safety. An individual would be able to reserve a time at the shooting range up to two days in advance.
The indiviual would pick up the key to the range at the Willow Tree Golf Course, on the day of the reservation. Reservations would be limited to two hours. The Willow Tree Golf Course is open seven days a week.
Reservations for shooting events could be allowed for three months in advance to allow for planning and advertising the event. Seward County Community College will be allowed reservations of up to six months in advance to allow for scheduling classes and training.
City staff is recommending the approval of the reservation method for the shooting range to allow public access as presented.
The city is also proposing improvements to the city shooting range to improve utilization and safety and most of the construction work would be done by City staff.
City staff recommends the approval of the Shooting Range project in the amount of $52,000 from the streets, drainage and other capital improvements portion of the one-cent sales tax and the transfer of funds for the project.
There will be a final reading of ordinance No. 4416, ordinance establishing a franchise fee with Black Hills/Kansas Gas Utility Company, LLC, D/B/A Black Hills Energy, a Kansas Corporation/ amending ordinace No. 4185 and repealing ordinance No. 4185 as specified in this ordinance.
There will be the first reading of ordinance No. 4417, rezoning platted land from “C2” General Commercial District to “PUD” Planned Unit Development, which includes all of Lots 2-5 and part of lot 6 and park plaza business plat of park properties first addition to the City of Liberal, Seward County.
This item is to be presented by Zoning administrator Kory Krause and city engineer Pete Earles.
Next, Resolution No. 2181, for abatement (MHP) of various junk vehicles as nusiances.
Resolution No. 2182 for the abatement of Environmntal violations MHP.
Resolution No. 2183, which is a proposed development plan for Rural Housing Incentive District located in Village Plaza, according to K.S.A 12-5241, will establish the following:
• Proposed RHID with legal description and boundaries
• Introduces the proposed development plan for review.
• Sets the date for the public hearing on the development plan
• Sends notice of public hearing to other taxing entities
• Establishes that the Governing body and employees may take further action as may be appropriate to accomplish the purposes of the Resolution.
The staff is recommending the adoption of resolution No. 2183 and advancing the proposed development plan to a public hearing on Jan. 2, 2014. at 5:30 p.m.
Resolution No. 2185 for the abatement of junked vehicles at 211 S. New York in the City of Liberal.
This item will be presented by code enforcement officer Albert Gallegos.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, the City staff opened the annual Crack Seal Project bids. The City received one bid from B & H Paving of Scott City, in the amount of $0.969 per pound.
According to Public Works Director Joe Sealey, this compares favorably with 96c per pound in 2013.
This project is bounded by Kansas Avenue west and Second Street south and it is estimated that the project will not exceed $170,000, Sealey said.
Staff is requesting the Commission’s consideration to accept the bid not to exceed the estimated $170,000 budgeted for the crack seal.
Resident of Liberal Jennifer Malin has completed her application to be placed on Liberal Housing Authority Board.
Arkalon Council has two vacant positions, according to city clerk Debbie Giskie.
The board is recommending the reappointment of Robert Hittle and the appointment of David Riley to the Arkalon Council for four year terms ending Dec. 31, 2017