This Week in Sedgwick County - September 9
Board of County Commissioners
- A proclamation declaring September 6-12, 2020 as Suicide Prevention Week was adopted.
- Commissioners received Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s 2019 Suicide Data Report.
- There were 94 suicide deaths in Sedgwick County in 2019.
- Locally, COMCARE is available for support. The 24/7 suicide prevention hotline is (316) 660-7500.
- Governor’s Executive Order (EO) No. 20-59 was discussed. The EO will not apply within Sedgwick County.
- There was a discussion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
- Sedgwick County has spent about $14.9 million on COVID-related expenses since the beginning of March.
- Of that total, $10.4 million has been spent from the County’s direct allocation of CARES funding from the Federal government, and $2.8 million has been spent from the County’s allocation of CARES funding from the State of Kansas.
- Applications for the safe operating grants for businesses are due by September 11. More information is available here.
- Applications from Public Health and Social Services are due by September 20. Commissioners are expected to review and make recommendations on September 23.
- Commissioners delay approval of four tandem axle dump trucks equipped with salt/sand spreader and liquid anti-icing and de-icing systems for one week.
Governing Body of Fire District 1
- Commissioners approved one temporary construction easement and one road right-of-way dedication adjacent to Fire Station 37 in Bel Aire.