The McPherson city commission met Monday evening for its regular meeting and here is what you need to know.



Commissioners approved the hiring of Nicholas McQueen, as the Community Building Event manager. McQueen, from Hays, will take on this role May 6.

The commission approved the following grants, a $200 sports grant for the McPherson Freestyle Wrestling Tournament at Central Christian College held on April 14; a $500 event grant for the Lakeside Summer Fest and Good ol’ Boys BBQ hosted by Brandon Stupka to be held on August 3 and October 13; and a $600 marketing grant for McPherson County All Schools Day Association to be held May 4 through May 12.



Commissioners approved a motion to hold the Senior Parade Event from 7 to 9 a.m. May 16, 2019 beginning at Genesis Health Club and ending at McPherson High School.


Public Works

The city received a request from a 

visually impaired resident who is in need of a sidewalk along Avenue D, from Chestnut to Walnut Street.  Commissioners approved moving forward with the project utilizing JP Construction who’s bid came it at $23,971. This includes an Avenue D sidewalk from Chestnut to Walnut Street and along Chestnut Street, alone Avenue D north approximately one quarter of the block and all the associated ramps

“An investment in this sidewalk project towards assisting an individual with disabilities supports the City’s adopted ADA transition plan,” Public Works Director Jeff Woodward said. “The ADA Transition Plan is designed to encourage continued improvements towards modern ADA standards at public locations throughout the community.”

The sanitary sewer of Eagles Wings Estates project is completed, back filled and tested. The installation of the storm sewer is complete. and all dirt pads are completed. The sanitary sewer on Kaiser Court is in progress.


Administrative Report

The commission approved a motion to for the 2019 World Vision Walk for Water from 9 a.m. to noon, May 4,  beginning and ending at Wall Park. This is a global event put on by World Vision. Each registration is an amount that provides clean water to one person in need. The distance six kilometers is the average distance women and children walk each day to get water.

The regularly established Owner/Architect/Contractor Meeting regarding the McPherson Community Building is being held at the Hutton Construction Conference Room at 10:30 a.m. on April 30. Due to more than one commissioner being present, this is considered an open meeting.