City commission to host work session, meeting

The City commission will host a work session at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at Fire Station No. 3 on S. Kansas Avenue. 

City and County Commissioners, Community Council members, city and county staff, plus members of the public are expected to be at the work session dedicated to police facilities. 

The commission will meet for a regular business meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in Newton City Hall, 201 E. Sixth. 

Agenda items include a request to close a portion of Sixth Street for a food truck rally, a request to close a portion of Sixth Street for a community pep rally, recognition of community members, consider a temporary alcohol permit for a food truck rally, a resolution establishing an events policy, a condemnation of property for the construction of a storage tank on property owned by BNSF and Vae Nortek, an update of the water/sewer master plan, a review of a right-of-way ordinance, a law enforcement facility discussion and a period for public comment. 

 

 

County commission to meet

The Board of Harvey County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 21 in the commission room of the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main. 

Agenda items include a mower bid, grant approval, public notice of farming county roads, bids for a communication bus project, a resolution of minimum maintenance roads and a period for public comment. 

 

Board of ed to meet

The Newton USD 373 Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at McKinley Administrative Center, 308 E. First. 

Agenda items include a report on Railer Academy and the virtual program; a grant for the Harvey County Head Start program, an agreement with Prairie View, the 2017-18 organizational chart, the 2017-18 budget, approval of a contract for services with DLR group, a bond campaign update, disposal of old sports uniforms, an agreement with Adidas America and a period for public comment. 

 

 

Estes to make Newton stop

Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced on Friday that he will host town hall meetings in four counties Aug. 24, including one stop in Harvey County. 

The congressman is expected to be in Newton from  4 to 5 p.m. at the Newton Public Library, 720 Oak St, Newton.