By Teri L. Hansen
The McPherson City Commission will try something new in April. They will be holding their meetings at 5:30 p.m. rather than 8:30 a.m. in an effort to be more accessible to the community. The April 1 meeting will be at 8:30 a.m., but following that, the rest of the meetings in the month will be held in the evening. All will be held on Mondays and in the normal meeting place at the Municipal Building, 400 E. Kansas Ave. in the East Board Room. All meetings are open to the public.
Study sessions will be held at 8:30 a.m. instead of immediately following the commission meeting.
Evaluation will be made of attendance to determine if a permanent change to the meeting time should take place.
In other news the commission approved the following grants:
McPherson Area Cyclists for a $400 sports grant for the 2019 Mowbray Metric Bicycle Weekend. This will be held July 20 and 21. Last year they received $200.
United Way of McPherson County for a $750 sports grant for the United Way Triathlon. This event will be held August 3. Last year they received $200.
McPherson Housing Coalition for a $250 sports grant for the Bam Fam event. This event will be held on May 18. Last year they did not receive any grant funds as this is a new grant request.
McPherson Museum for a $2,397 event grant for their “What the Freak Event”. This event will be held April 1. Last year they did not receive any grant funds as this is a new grant request.
Tim Swartzendruber from McPherson College for a $750 sports grant for a MAYB Tournament. This tournament will be held July 6 and 7. Last year they received $750.
McPherson College Summer League for a $750 sports grant for their Summer League Basketball Program. These games will start on May 27 and end on July 1. Last year they received $300.
The next McPherson City Commission meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. March 18 at the Municipal Building, 400 E. Kansas Ave. in the East Board Room.
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