Five things to know from Friday's Crawford County Commission meeting

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1. County health officials gave the commission a COVID-19 update, with Public Health Officer Tim Stebbins saying that the situation is improving due to vaccination efforts.

2. County Counselor Jim Emerson requested two 15-minute executive sessions, one to discuss the county’s information technology department with IT Director Brandon Spaur, and one to discuss attorney-client privilege matters related to the county’s landfill agreement. Commissioner Jeremy Johnson also requested a 15-minute executive session with County Public Information Officer Samantha Garrett to discuss county communications and Commissioner Bruce Blair requested a 10-minute executive session to discuss the road and bridge department.

3. Johnson and County Clerk Don Pyle discussed a recent webinar they watched about the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

4. Commissioner Bruce Blair brought up the topic of preparations for tornado season.

5. Pyle brought up the topic of a bill under consideration by the Kansas Legislature that would create new restrictions and regulations for wind energy projects.