Five things to know from Tuesday’s Crawford County Commission meeting

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  1. Joella Skyles of Pittsburg spoke during the public input period of the meeting, saying the intersection of highways K-126 and K-7 is dangerous, and asking the commissioners to work with the Kansas Department of Transportation to get lighted stop signs installed there. 
  2. County Counselor Jim Emerson requested two 15-minute executive sessions, one with the commissioners and county sheriff to discuss non-elected personnel matters related to leave policies, and one with the commissioners to discuss attorney-client privilege matters related to opioid litigation
  3. Emerson also presented an agreement between the county and Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative related to utility work on a bridge west of McCune, which the commission approved. 
  4. The commission approved the county’s proposed 2022 budget as presented by Crawford County Clerk Don Pyle and set a public hearing on the budget for 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 24. 
  5. Emerson and Commissioner Bruce Blair gave the other commissioners an update on the Jayhawk Wind project in northwest Crawford and southwest Bourbon counties, saying that construction is underway on the wind farm and the portion of it located in Crawford County is expected to be completed by September.