By ELLY GRIMM
• Leader & Times
The Liberal City Commission will be discussing several items from its agenda at its next meeting tonight at 6:30.
The first thing the commission will be discussing is the sale of a parking lot. The agenda minutes say that Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC has offered to purchase a city-owned parking lot at 3rd Street and Lincoln Ave. that was unused that was included in the original City Hall lease purchase with Bank of America. The offer for the parking lot is $30,000, which includes the sale of the lot and fees. The agenda minutes say the net proceeds will be applied to the existing City Hall lease purchase balance with Bank of America.
Next on the agenda is the proposal of a new annex walkway between Liberal Memorial Library and the former Big Brothers Big Sisters building at 505 N. Kansas Ave. The library’s future plan is to use the building for children’s programing and extra public meeting space, according to the agenda minutes. Funding for the project would come from the library’s capital improvement account.
The Information Technology department will also request approval to purchase computer replacement and hardware and software upgrades from the company CDWG. The funding for these purchases will come from the department’s budget.
The department will also ask the commission to approve the purchase of remote installation and upgrade of Sleuth software for records management. The municipal court and police department use Sleuth to review old case information and perform mandated record checks for various agencies and citizens, according to the agenda’s minutes. The funding for this will come from the department’s equipment reserve.
The water department will be asking to purchase a pickup truck to replace one that was involved in an accident resulting in damage that put the truck out of use. The department will also be asking to purchase a new hydraulic cutoff saw to replace one that the department says is not worth repairing. While the department had used gas-powered saws in the past, safety and efficiency is making the department change to hydraulic, according to the agenda minutes.
The police department will request to replace eight bulletproof vests of currently employed officers, with the purchase coming via Ray O’Herron. They will also ask permission to sell old vehicle light bars to other smaller fire departments.
The commission will discuss making repairs to the roof on Airport Building No. 719. The roof was heavily damaged in the past by hail and needs replacing.
The commission will also discuss authorizing mayor Joe Denoyer to execute the Landlord Estoppel certificate for the lease between the city and National Beef.
The discussion of a water line project on 11th Street is also on the agenda for the commissioners. More information will be learned about this during tonight’s meeting.
The last items on the agenda, including the city manager’s report, the items from commissioners and the voucher approval will take place before adjourning.