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September 23, 2020
Kate Flavin


This Week in Sedgwick County - September 23

Board of County Commissioners

  • Commissioner Dennis was selected to represent the Commission at the annual Kansas Association of Counties virtual meeting.
  • A contract renewal for a joint program between COMCARE and USD 259 was approved.
    • This is the third year of the school mental health program partnership awarded from the Kansas Department of Education.
    • Last year, COMCARE served 887 youth, almost 200 more students from year one.
    • Outcomes also improved from year one in all three areas measured: school performance, school attendance and behavior in the classroom.
    • Services will be delivered through a hybrid of in person, virtual/telehealth or telephonic delivery modes based on needs of the youth served and safety of participants and staff during the pandemic.
  • There was a discussion of the CARES Act.
    • Commissioners approved the first round of small business safe operating grants.
      • There were 477 unique applications with a total request of more than $ 2 million.  
    • Commissioners approved reopening the safe operating business grant form for all businesses (no employee limitation). The grant form will be open until October 7.
    • The three organizations that submitted plans for a workforce development program will be funded.
      • A total of $1.9 million will be distributed to WSU TECH, Friends University, and Workforce Alliance.
    • Beginning today, business can request PPE kits from Sedgwick County. The form will be open until Wednesday, October 7.
      • The kits will be distributed beginning October 12 at 14 various locations.
    • So far, Sedgwick County has spent $20,283,917 of the County’s CARES funds.
  • A proclamation submitted by Commissioner Howell was deferred until October 7.
  • Commissioners approved a settlement of $32,500 with an individual following a motor vehicle accident with an employee of Sedgwick County Public Works on April 3, 2020.



Upcoming Events

  • There is a back-to-school vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 26 at the Health Department’s main clinic, 2716 W. Central. No appointment necessary.
  • Saturday, October 3 voters can participate in a poll worker recruitment event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Courthouse, 525 N. Main, first floor jury room. Learn more here.
  • Join Sedgwick County and American Legion Post 408 at 10 a.m. on October 3 for a sign dedication for Veterans Memorial Road. It will take place at 3100 N. Rock Road, Derby.




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