CIty discusses concealed carry PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 December 2013 12:44

By GISEELLE ARREDONDO

• Leader & Times

 

The concealed carry plan will be discussed once more at the city meeting at 6:30 p.m. today.

The plan states that employees are prohibited from possession or carrying a weapon while acting in the course and scope of their employment, either on or off city property, regardless of whether the employee has a permit to carry a weapon, except as otherwise provided in AM 729 Administrative Policies and Procedure Manual.

This plan shall not apply to law enforcement personnel authorized by the State of Kansas.

Staff recommends approval of the Concealed Carry Plan, city building policy for concealed carry, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Finance director Chris Ford  will present the reclassificatioon of delinquent accounts receivable and utility accounts.

Staff recommends commission approval for the reclassification of delinquent accounts receivable and utility accounts over 120 days past due in amount of $33,408.

Ford will also present the fiscal year 2013 transfers.

Public works director Joe Sealey will present a request from the water department for a Bobcat.

Staff noted that the current Bobcat is a hand-me-down from the street department and they have no forks and have to rely on the ability to rent or borrow from others.

Staff requests commission consider the purchase.

The city will need to appoint a new representative for a regular three-year term to start in January for JEDC.

Dale Harrold and Kyle Brewer have applied to serve a three-year term on the JEDC.

Director of Economic Development Jeff Parsons said, both are qualified and eager to serve but because of his ties to and knowledge of the energy industry, staff reccomends that Brewer be appointed for a three-year term effective Jan. 1, 2014.

The police department is requesting the purchase of 24 gas masks in the amount of $4,488.

Chief of police Al Sill stated that the department has a credit of $2,128 that was obtained with OMB guns. The credit was achieved by turning in confiscated firearms.

The department is requesting to purchase the masks from OMB Guns. After the credit is utilized, $2,359 of the purchase price will need to be taken from budgeted funds, Sill said.

Sill also noted that the Liberal Police Department has been awarded the Nighttime Seatbelt Enforcement Grant.

He said that these funds in the amount of $5,481 will be used to finance overtime hours during the seatbelt enforcement campaigns that are scheduled for this year and will be available until Sept. 30, 2014.

Sill will also present the E-Citation project.

City clerk Debbie Giskie will acknowledge the establishment of Friends of Arkalon Park, Inc.

 

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