The McPherson City Commission conducted its regular meeting Monday morning, and here's what you need to know:
1 The commissioners voted to rename several streets in McPherson but bordering county roads to provide clarity for first responders.
Changes are as follows:
— Moccasin Road from Maxwell Street to the Center line of 17th Avenue will be renamed “Northview Road.”
— Limestone Road from Centennial Drive to the Centerline of 17th Avenue will be renamed “First Street.”
— Kiowa Road from Centennial Drive to 17th Avenue will be renamed “Avenue “A.”
— All of 16thAvenue within the city limits to K-61 will be renamed “Centennial Drive.”
— 15th Avenue from Iron Horse Road to K-61 will be renamed “Maxwell Street.”
— 14th Avenue from Iron Horse Road to K-61 will be renamed “Main Street.”
2 Commissioners approved $6,894 for installation of an illuminated pedestrian crossing at Avenue A and Thunderbird Street.
The move reflects increased traffic on the Avenue A sidewalk, a 45 mph speed limit and greater use of a hiking and biking trail.
The commission also approved $81 in additional funds to cover freight charges for two illuminated stop signs.
The Commission approved the purchase on March 12 and the signs will be installed at the intersection of Avenue A and Maxwell.
3 Commissioners also approved several other expenditures including:
— $59,185 in start-up and annual operating funds for the McPherson Water park.
— Approved $20,000 for Bruce Welding and Repair to re-refabricate Rescue-1.
4Mayor Tom Brown issued a proclamation declaring this week National Library Week in McPherson. The McPherson Public Library, 214 Marlin Street, is marking the week with a daily series of special events this week including:
— Tuesday: An Ice Cream Hour from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
— Wednesday: Cookie Day - cookies and coffee served all day.
— Thursday: Book Repair Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Library staff will teach repair and restoration needed to keep books in good condition.
— Saturday: PBS Explore the Outdoors Premiere Event from 10 to 11:30 a.m.