The McPherson City Commission met for a regular meeting Monday morning, and here's some of what you need to know:
1 McPherson’s Fire chief Jeff Deal offered his resignation to the McPherson City commission during its regular meeting on Monday.
His last day will be Sept. 21, 2018. A search is in place for his successor.
2 Commissioners approved a proclamation declaring this week as Police Week and today as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day. A memorial service will take place at 7 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church at 1400 N. Main St.
3 Commissioners accepted the resignations of an animal control officer, an animal shelter technician and a temporary animal shelter technician and approved the beginning of the hiring process. They approved amending job descriptions for all three positions.
4 In other business, the city commissioners:
— Announced a public meeting set for 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Room of the Municipal Building at 400 E. Kansas Ave. on the Elm Street for the drainage project.
A representative for Pearson Construction, the contractor for the project will be there.
— Approved billing NPL, the contractor for Kansas Gase Service, a total of $14,890.62 for hitting a city sewer main while boring a new gas line near Kansas Avenue in the 100 block of the alley between Ash and Elm.
An emergency repair had to be completed as sewer backups were reported.
— Announced that work continues on the installation of water and electricity in the Barnstormers subdivision project.
Water and electricity should be completed by the end of May.
— Commissioners said that rain delayed placement of an Avenue A and Centennial Drive sidewalk.
About 750’ of the sidewalk was placed between the creek east to Centennial Drive. The area along Avenue A from Deerfield Drive to the south leg should be placed early this week, they said.