Crawford County Board of Commissioners

When: Friday
Where: Crawford County Courthouse, Girard
The Crawford County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Friday in chambers at the Crawford County Courthouse. Eldon Bedene, county emergency management coordinator, reported he had received a letter from the State of Kansas regarding storm cleanup from the ice storms last winter. The state has opened up assistance for debris removal related to the ice storm. Information packets are available at the Pittsburg city offices, outlining the requirements to qualify for possible financial assistance from the state.
Bedene also asked the board if some type of notification and record keeping could be initiated for when roads in the county are closed due to flooding. A list of routinely-flooded roads could help as the county develops its master hazard mitigation plan, Bedene said. Listing the roads in the plan would also be necessary when applying for federal grant money for repairs.
No action was taken by the board.
In other business, the commissioners:
• Approved vacating a portion of Third Street in the town of Ringo in the county at the request of an individual who owns the land on both sides.
• Approved a one-day waiver of the retail cereal malt beverage license for Dalton Windsor and Dalton's Event Facility for the annual Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce dinner, scheduled for May 30.
• Heard a report from county counselor Jim Emerson on the results of the tax sale, held April 23 in the district court room. Emerson told commissioners the sale netted $20,700 and all 28 listed properties sold.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be Tuesday, beginning with an 8 a.m. work session for signing bills and payroll. A second work session is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with the Road and Bridge Foremen and the Noxious Weed Department. The regular board meeting will begin immediately following. The regular May 9 meeting of the board will be canceled to allow commissioners to attend the Kansas Association of Counties conference.
— Andrew D. Brosig