Applicant Briefing for Public Assistance
FEMA-4449-DR, Kansas Disaster Declaration
Incident Period: April 28, 2019 and Continuing
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Barton County Courthouse
1400 Main St, Room 101
Great Bend, KS
Possible applicants for public assistance include cities, townships, school districts and certain private nonprofit organizations.
Public assistance is available to support the recovery from major disasters by providing grant assistance for debris removal, live-saving emergency protective measures, and restoring public infrastructure.
An Individual Assistance program is not currently available for residents.
Individuals may contact Amy Miller, Emergency Management Director, at 620-793-1919 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information concerning the meeting.
In the 2019 Barton County Solid Waste Operating Budget, the Barton County Commissioners budgeted $15,000 to support community recycling activities. The Commissioners are now accepting proposals for developing or improving recycling activities in Barton County, Kansas. Eligible to apply include any department, agency, organization, recycling center, city, school district or community college located in Barton County. With no formal application, applicant should clearly and concisely state which allowable cost(s) applies, amount of grant funding requested and intent. Written applications to be submitted to the Barton County Clerk, 1400 Main Street, Room 202, Great Bend Kansas, in a sealed envelope marked “Recycling Grant Application.” Applications must be submitted by 2:00 p.m., July 23, 2019. Applications received after that time will be returned unopened. Barton County reserves the right to award or not award grant funds to any and applicant(s) at the discretion of the Barton County Commissioners. Questions – Phil Hathcock, Solid Waste Director, at 620-793-1898 or by email at email@example.com.
Starting Monday, June 24th the City of Great Bend will be working on Kansas Avenue from 10th to 16th Streets. This will close the driving lanes and parking areas. Parking for the Courthouse, Sheriff’s office, Detention Center, and Health Department along Kansas Avenue may not be available or easily accessible. Parking will be available on Main St., Broadway Ave., and Lakin Ave. The city anticipates the project taking approximately 60 working days to complete depending on weather conditions. Drive carefully and watch for the construction workers.
At the June 3, 2019 Barton County Commission Meeting the addition of "Event Centers" in the rural areas of the county under Barton County's jurisdiction was adopted in every zoning district as a Conditional Use.
This means that if you would like to convert an existing structure to be used as an Event Center - or you would like to build a new structure to be used as an Event Center you must first apply for and be approved under a Conditional Use Permit, then obtain a building permit if applicable and water and wastewater permits if applicable.
Please contact Judy Goreham, Barton County Zoning Administrator with questions.
Environmental Manager / Zoning Administrator
Barton County Environmental Management Division
1910 18th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
County Cell 620-792-9905