This Week in Sedgwick County - February 17, 2021
Board of County Commissioners
- Board appointments: Christopher Vail, Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Board of Electrical Appeals; Susan Ternes, Wichita/Sedgwick County Access Advisory Board.
- Commissioners received COVID-19 Community Survey Results.
- 65 percent of respondents plan to get the vaccine.
- The top trusted sources listed include: doctors/medical providers, researchers, pharmacies, and government agencies.
- The survey was opened for one month beginning November 16, 2020.
- A second survey will be opened in the future.
- The Appraiser’s Annual Report of Real Property Value Trends was presented to Commissioners.
- Houses are regularly on the market for less than 10 days. The market is moving very fast.
- 79 percent of residential parcels will see an increase in value (avg. six percent increase)
- Two primary factors impacted the commercial market: COVID-19 and the Boeing 737 Max.
- 29 percent of commercial parcels will see an increase in value (avg. one percent)
- 27 percent of agriculture parcels will see an increase in value (avg. nine percent)
- A zone change for a different Single-Family Residential designation in District 5 was approved.
- The applicant plans to have 13 homes on the parcel rather than nine that are currently platted.
- An update on the CARES Act and County COVID-19 spending was provided.
- The County’s first expenditure for COVID-19 occurred 11 months ago.
- So far, Sedgwick County has spent $97.4 million for CARES and COVID-19 support.
- Non-CARES spending totals $5.3 million (of that, $2.2 million is reserved for temporary staffing and $680,000 is for cleaning services).
- CARES spending totals $83.4 million (of that, $57 million is for County needs, and $26 million to support schools, cities, safe operating grant entities and Stimulus Review Team recommended entities).
- Of the initial $99.6 million in CARES funding, $16.2 million remains to be paid out to cities, public health and social service agencies.
- The County estimates COVID-19-related expenses may total $16 million through the first half of 2021.
- More information and support may be provided based on Congressional action.
- Following an executive session, Commissioners voted to terminate the real estate agreement for the building located at 2622 W. Central.
View the meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUCbmIz2x3M
For questions, contact Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370.