McPherson city commissioners met Monday evening and here is what you need to know:

 

All Schools Day

Commissioners approved events to be held for the 106th All Schools Day. The festivities will be held from May 8 through May 12. The All Schools Day Committee has scheduled the carnival, May Fete and the culminating parade and Madathon. They are already posting updates and schedules on their website www.allschoolsday.com.

 

Public lands & 

Facilities

Commissioners approved a motion to make a conditional job offer to Charles Michael Philbrick for the position of Temporary Park Maintenance, pending successful background check and drug screen.

 

Public Works

The east bound lane of Northview Road will be closed starting April 9, to allow for street patching between Sonora Drive and Grimes Street.  Traffic will not be detoured.  Motorist should use caution in that area and seek alternative routes.  The closure is expected to last two days but that is weather dependent.

The seeding was accomplished on the Barnstormers Project. 

"There are some rough areas where some re-work will be required," Public Works Director Jeff Woodward explained. "The contractor is trying to schedule the completion of the seeding, re-work of a settled portion of the sidewalk, and correction of a bad concrete pavement joint."

The sanitary sewer main and all service lines are installed in the Eagle's Wings Project. The back filling has yet to be finished. Foundations on two of the units have started. Rough grading is complete on all streets. The water line did not get started this past week, but is scheduled to start very soon.

 

Board Appointments

Commissioners approved the following appointments: 

Pam Shoemaker to the McPherson Public Library Board effective from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2023

Mary Hughes to the McPherson Public Library Board effective from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2023

 

Housing

The city of McPherson is seeking two additional properties for rehabilitation in the current Community Development Block Grant Housing Grant target area. The current target area is roughly north of First Street, east of Main Street, south of Hulse Street, and west of Barber Street (houses on both sides of Barber are included). Rental or owner-occupied residential properties can be considered as long as the current tenant meets the Low-to-Moderate Income category. Landlords are required to pay 25 percent of the rehab costs with income eligibility of the tenant and an income eligible owner can receive 100 percent of rehab costs paid. For more details, please go to https://www.mcpcity.com/511/Community-Development-Block-Grant-CDBG. Please contact Nick Gregory at the McPherson City Offices 620-282-3862 if you are interested in the program and own property in the target area. A target area map is attached below.