By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
The Seward County Commission has a short list of items for what should be a brief meeting this evening.
The first item concerns filling a vacancy on the county’s planning and zoning board. The seat, according to the agenda packet for the meeting, has been vacant since Dec. 31, 2013.
“This is a yearly appointment process, but we have not had applicants to fill this vacancy even after advertising several times in the local newspaper,” the information said. “The planning and zoning board has had this vacancy open for a while, and we only received one application. This is the last vacancy to fill in order to have the P&Z board complete.”
That application came from Monalicia Arredondo of Liberal. Arredondo is an accountant and a graduate of Liberal High School. Her application said she has been a resident of Liberal for five years, and she is also president of the Southwest Board of Realtors.
The second item concerns the commission’s first meeting in September. The board meets on the first and third Mondays of every month, and the next scheduled meeting falls on Sept. 1, which is Labor Day.
“We need to reschedule the meeting to another date to accommodate for the holiday,” information in the agenda packet said. “Normally, we have followed the practice of having them on the Tuesday following the holiday.”
County staff is recommending the next meeting to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 2., or move it to another day as the commission sees fit.
The last item concerns sending a voting delegate from Seward County to the upcoming Kansas Association of Counties Conference.
“This is a yearly request from KAC in which they would like Seward County to designate a voting delegate for the upcoming KAC Conference,” the agenda packet said. “They are requesting Seward County designate a voting delegate, along with a first and second alternate.”
Staff is recommending the commission determine the voting delegate along with a first and second alternate in order to be certified for voting purposes for the KAC Conference.
Following the completion of those items, the commission has put two executive sessions, one for legal purposes and the other for personnel, on the agenda.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. today in the commission chambers in the Seward County Administration Building.