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County to consider lifting fireworks ban

6/15/2014

The Ellis County Commission will consider lifting the ban on the sale and discharge of fireworks in rural areas of the county in its 5 p.m. meeting Monday at the Ellis County Courthouse.

The Ellis County Commission will consider lifting the ban on the sale and discharge of fireworks in rural areas of the county in its 5 p.m. meeting Monday at the Ellis County Courthouse.

In other business:

* Commissioners will hear funding requests from five subsidized organizations. The Ellis County Historical Society is requesting $120,100, no change from 2014; Humane Society of the High Plains asks for $5,000, the same amount as this year; Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas is asking for $262,500, an increase of $12,500; ACCESS Transportation is requesting $98,000; Ellis Junior Free Fair requests an increase up to $7,250.

* Commissioners will consider a lease agreement for temporary office space while the courthouse, jail and Law Enforcement Center are renovated.

* Commissioners will consider applying for listing the courthouse on the National Register of Historic Places.

* Commissioners will discuss a potential budget shortfall for the 2015 fiscal year.

* Commissioners will consider two special meetings next month to discuss the budget.

* Commissioners are expected to hear a report on the pre-construction meeting for the 718 Main project.