This Week in Sedgwick County - October 21
Board of County Commissioners
- A proclamation declaring Red Ribbon Week as October 23 through 31 was adopted.
- There will be a flag raising ceremony 11 a.m., Friday, October 23 next to the Historic Courthouse, 510 N. Main.
- Board appointments: Tom Page, Wichita/ Sedgwick County Access Advisory Board; Luke Sponsel and Carl Losey, District 3 Citizens Advisory Board.
- Commissioners approved a zone change of 40 acres from Rural Residential to Planned Unit Development for a group residence in District 4.
- More than $11.4 million in industrial revenue bonds (IRBs) for FlightSafety Textron Aviation were approved.
- Yesterday, the Wichita City Council approved a letter of intent and requested the County to approve the IRBs.
- Commissioners awarded a $4.5 million General Obligation bond sale bid to FHN Financial Capital Markets.
- This will fund bridge projects, the Campus high school complex addition, and refunding $1.6m of 2010A taxable bonds.
- The refunding action will save Sedgwick County $21,000 annually for the next 10 years.
- There was a discussion of the CARES Act.
- The portal for non-profits to apply for funding is available for other, health or social services organizations.
- Roughly $6 million is still available to community organizations.
- There are 3,000 PPE kits remaining for businesses and non-profits to pick up at no cost from Sedgwick County.
- Information about the kits and a request form can be found here.
- Kits may be picked up through Friday, October 23.
- So far, Sedgwick County has spent more than $27 million related to COVID-19; of that, almost $22.1 million comes from CARES funds.
- An off-agenda item related to the latest Local Health Order was discussed.
- Commissioners voted to send recommendations to Dr. Minns.
- From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 24, residents may dispose of their household hazardous waste at the NCAT, 4004 N Webb. Learn more about this free event here.
View the meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwEsRUllsNY
For questions, contact Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370.