GIRARD — The Crawford County Commission continued moving forward with codes court preparations and discussed roads at its regular meeting Friday.

Zoning Administrator Troy Graham presented a final draft of the county codes court policy that he has worked on with County Counselor Jim Emerson. Recent changes included adding fines for failure to appear at the codes court.

Graham and Emerson plan to have the clerk of the court review the policy before presenting it to the commission for approval.

The commission also opened rock bids for use on county roads. Bids were submitted from Mulberry Limestone and Midwest Minerals. The commission will send the bids to Triad Engineering for a recommendation, which has been the commission’s practice for multiple years.

Commissioner Tom Moody said he is working with Kansas Department of Transportation Area Engineer George Dockery and Kansas State Representative Adam Lusker to hopefully make changes on the U.S. Highway 69 Bypass at Arma. Moody said there has been a recent influx of accidents at intersections along the bypass at Arma.

“I was actually given a petition with around 700 signatures,” Moody said. “We’re hoping to work together and at least get the speed limit reduced.”

The commission signed an updated agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to reflect that it will use telehealth services. The cost associated with the contract did not change.

The commission will meet with the City of Girard and Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak to reopen discussions about the sewer system at the Crawford County Jail on January 19.

— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.