Jul 21, 2020

County to consider extending emergency declaration

Posted Jul 21, 2020 12:57 AM

Saline County Commissioners are scheduled to consider extending the county's declaration of a state of local public health emergency during their meeting Tuesday.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in room 107 of the City-County Building, 300 West Ash Street.

During last week's meeting, Emergency Management Director Michelle Barkley reminded commissioners that the county's emergency declaration is set to expire this week. Barkley told commissioners that she would be requesting an extension of that declaration on Tuesday because of the uptick in COVID-19 cases to ensure Saline County remains eligible to continue to receive resources from state and national sources.

Other items on the county commission agenda for Tuesday include the following.

Consider Central Kansas Mental Health Center's request to seek local govemment approval to apply for and receive the 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant. According to information in the county commission meeting packet, the organization is applying for funds to assist persons to rapidly re-house individuals experiencing homelessness especially if they do not qualify for housing authority programs. "The purpose is to support these individuals until self-suffciency or until mainstream vouchers are available to qualify for housing through the Housing Authority," the meeting packet information noted.

Hear the county engineer update from Justin Mader.

Hear the quarterly budget update from County Administrator Phillip Smith-Hanes.

Hear Smith-Hanes' weekly update.

To see the entire meeting packet (16-page pdf) for Tuesday, click here.