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For Immediate Release
November 18, 2020
Kate Flavin


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.




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For questions, contact Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370.