The McPherson City Commission met for its regular meeting Monday morning, and here is what you need to know:

The McPherson City Commission met for its regular meeting Monday morning, and here is what you need to know:

1. The city and McPherson County will hold a public celebration at 10:15 a.m. on July 3 at the Gen. James Birdseye McPherson Statue in Memorial Park, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the original statue dedication.

History says that on July 4, 1917 during World War I, McPherson, population 3,600, hosted the entire state in what was considered the largest and most appropriate patriotic and military event ever held in Kansas. The crowd was estimated at 40,000.

Local historian David Nye will speak at the ceremony. Members of the McPherson City Commission and McPherson County Commission will be on hand to commemorate the event.

2. Commissioners approved a motion to re-appoint John Holthus to the Board of Public Utilities Board for a term of three years beginning June 1 and expiring June 1, 2020.

3. A motion was approved to accept the quote from Coffey Painting to paint the entire exterior of Lakeside Cabin in Lakeside Park for approximately $4,764. The work will include scraping, sanding and re-glazing windows; removal of storm windows and power washing of the building; and use of Sherwin Williams products for application of two coats of stain to the entire exterior of building

"Staff requested quotes from local contractors to paint Lakeside Cabin in Lakeside Park. City staff received two quotes from local contractors," McPherson Public Lands and Facilities Director Wayne Burns said.

4. Commissioners approves a motion to adopt Resolution 17-09 authorizing and providing for construction of the Community Building Improvements and use of relevant debt instruments associated with this project.

"Part of the process when the city of McPherson plans to work on a project that may require the issuance of debt in the form of temporary notes or bonds is a need to pass an authorizing resolution which allows for such debt to be issued at a future date as it relates to the project," City Administrator Nick Gregory. "As we continue to work toward the renovation of the Community Building, which is currently being considered for inclusion on the State Historic Register, now is the appropriate time to consider the authorizing resolution allowing debt to be issued for this project. This does not establish a debt amount to be issued in association with this project, but rather allows it to be issued once we are ready to proceed on this project. Currently the Project has a potential to cost between $3 million to $5 million."

5. McPherson Public Works Director Jeff Woodward updated the commission on various construction projects throughout the city.

To date 8,050 feet of new sewer line and 28 manholes has been installed in the Centennial Drive Sewer Project. The project is approximately 78 percent complete.

The re-design of the alley sewer is complete. Prices have been negotiated with the Contractor for the additional work. The alley work will hopefully start next week. It may have to be pushed off to the week of June 26.

Notifications will be sent to the affected property owners prior to the start of the work and they will be notified again the day before each individual tap is tied into the new sewer.

"I would like to remind residents that the day the individual service lines are tied into the new sewer, water and sewer service will not be available," Woodward said. "Water and sewer service will only be interrupted for each individual property for the one day and only between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional storm sewer was installed this week on the Avenue A Sidewalk Project. It is approximately 90 percent installed. The storm sewer work should be completed by the middle of next week. Half of the retaining wall footing near the railroad bridge has been placed. The base rock is approximately 90 percent complete. The sidewalk is placed from Deerfield to Stearman Street and about 30 percent complete from Stearman to Calvary Street. The electrical conduit remains unchanged at approximately 50 percent.

Maxwell street was opened temporarily on Friday, filling the excavation in with millings. Early this week it will be closed down to remove the temporary millings and filled with asphalt.