This Week in Sedgwick County - November 18
Board of County Commissioners
- Commissioners declared November 18 as Healthcare Heroes Day.
- November was declared National Adoption Month.
- Lung Cancer Awareness Month was declared as November 2020.
- Appointments: Chad Childs, Advisory Council on Aging and Physical Disabilities; Dr. Timothy Gorrill, Sedgwick County District Coroner; Scott Kipper and Jaime Oeberst, Sedgwick County Deputy District Coroner.
- Wesley Medical Center presented an off-agenda item about a potential crisis if projections are correct that show nearly double patient counts.
- Commissioners asked the County Manager to work with the local health officer on a new emergency local health order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community by having stricter guidance.
- There was a post-annexation public hearing for the City of Derby. No public comments were made.
- The decision was made that Derby has provided services to this area.
- Commissioners approved modifications to the County Code related to the Community Corrections Advisory Board and the Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board.
- This is due to the reclassification of Derby as a first class city.
- Derby will have one appointment to each board and Wichita will have two appointments.
- A grant application from the Kansas Department of Transportation for $78,804 was approved.
- This will fund a Mobility Manager for the Coordinated Transit District 9 (CTD 9).
- The CTD is managed by Sedgwick County Department on Aging.
- A grant renewal for $1.1 million for CTD 9 was approved for submission.
- Funding is used for demand/ response general rural transportation program.
- The quarterly financial report was presented.
- Local unemployment numbers are improving
- The County has had consistent activity in the third quarter.
- Non-budgeted expenditures related to COVID-19 continue to increase.
- The CARES discussion was deferred until the next special Board of County Commission meeting.
- There was a legislative platform discussion. Commissioners reviewed the priority items and discussed other supporting issues.
View the meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmcmqU_AFHA
For questions, contact Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370.