Feb 21, 2021 9:29 PM

Reopening fieldhouse, appointments, public hearing on city agenda

Posted Feb 21, 2021 9:29 PM

Salina City Commissioners have a busy agenda for Monday.

About city meetings

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, city study sessions and commission meetings will take place via Zoom until further notice. You can view the meetings at the City of Salina YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/cityofSalinaKansas.

To participate in the meetings, citizens will need to use the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89275984587

If citizens wish to speak, either during the public forum or when the mayor requests public comment on an item, citizens must raise their hand so that the meeting host can allow them to speak.

Citizens can also send written comments or questions to commissioners via email at [email protected]. The city requests that in order for commissioners to have an opportunity to review comments in advance of the meeting, citizens should email their comments or questions by 5 p.m. the Sunday prior to the Monday meeting.

Study session

Commissioners are scheduled to begin with a study session at 3 p.m. The topic of the study session is Fire Department Performance Analysis

Regular meeting

The regular commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. A time for public comment is scheduled near the beginning of the meeting.

Commissioners are scheduled to conduct a public hearing concerning a petition filed by the LaVelle Frick Trust and Saline County, requesting vacation of the platted Woodland Avenue right-of-way east of North Front Street, except for the west 200 feet. The request concerns part of the area on which the new Saline County Jail is to be built.

Additionally, commissioners are scheduled to consider a request to purchase a portable sports court from Connor Sports in the amount of $109,994 for Tony's Pizza Events Center and decare the current court surplus property. The current court was purchased in 1999. According to meeting packet information, the bid from Connor was the lowest of three bids that came in for new courts. A fourth bid was lower but also was for a used court.

Commissioners also are scheduled to appoint members to several committees and the Law Enforcement Citizen Review Board. Those persons are as follows.

Convention & Tourism Committee
Chelsie Andrews, appointed until Aug. 31, 2021

Salina Airport Authority
Kristin Gunn appointed until Feb. 28, 2024
Tod Roberg appointed until Feb. 28, 2024

Solid Waste Management Committee
Gerrett Morris appointed until Aug. 31, 2023

Citizen Review Board
One-year term: Julius Griffin appointed until Sept. 2022, Josh Massey appointed until Sept. 1, 2022, and a Human Relations representative to be determined appointed until Sept. 1, 2022.

Two-year term: RaQuita Davis appointed until Sept. 1, 2023, Teresa Hernandez appointed until Sept. 1, 2023, and Police Officer Aaron Melby appointed until Sept. 1, 2023.

Three-year term: Todd Hadnot appointed until Sept. 1, 2024, The Very Reverend David Hodges appointed until Sept. 1, 2024, and Deborah Shetlar appointed until Sept. 1, 2024.

<b>The Salina Fieldhouse has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.</b> Salina Post photo
The Salina Fieldhouse has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Salina Post photo

Commissioners also are scheduled to consider reopening the Salina Fieldhouse with COVID-19 guidelines in place, given the new Saline County Public Health Order which is scheduled to take effect Monday. To read the Salina Fieldhouse COVID-19 guidelines, click here.

Other items on the city commission agenda for Monday include the following.

‚óŹConsider a request to proclaim Feb. 21-27, 2021, as Engineers Week in the City of Salina. Jarred Green, president of the Smoky Valley Chapter of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, is scheduled to read the proclamation.

‚óŹConsider a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a grant award from the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program in the amount of $18,475 to be used for technology enhancements and authorizing the mayor to sign the memorandum of understanding with Saline County.

‚óŹConsider a resolution adopting a Health Insurance Reserve Fund Policy and authorizing the city manager to maintain the fund in accordance with the adopted policy and calculate funding balances to maintain a fiscally responsible account balance in accordance with the Health and Dental Insurance Trust Fund Management Policy.

‚óŹConsider approving a change order for the 2017 Water Main Replacement Project No. 2, Project No. 70016, Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund (KPWSLF) Project No. 2957.

‚óŹConsider contracts for 2021 Pavement Sealing, projects No. 21003 and 21003B.

‚óŹConsider authorizing the city manager to execute an Authorization to Proceed and Agreement to Pay with Dragun Corporation for the Work Plan for Consulting Services at the former Schilling Air Force Base site.

To view the entire Salina City Commission meeting packet for Monday (116 pages), click here.