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For Immediate Release
October 21, 2020
Kate Flavin


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.
  • There are 3,000 PPE kits remaining for businesses and non-profits to pick up at no cost from Sedgwick County.
    • 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.


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