County to discuss boxing club request


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

During Tuesday's Finney County Commission meeting, Fairgrounds manager Angie Clark and Robert Gonzales, boxing coach, will discuss a rental agreement with the Garden City/Finney County youth boxing club for use of the West Pavilion on 154 dates during the year.

The agreement would allow the club to use the facility for boxing activities Monday through Thursday, as well as host quarterly, admission charging events. The club would pay the county $7,120 in usage fees for the year.

Originally started 20 years ago to reduce the number of kids getting in trouble for fighting, the Police Athletic League boxing club is a not-for-profit organization that teaches kids the fundamentals of boxing and the importance of education. It was renamed about 15 years ago to Bad Boyz Boxing Club, and has seen several national champions and a couple of world champions move through the program.

The county commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Finney County Administrative Center, 311 N. Ninth St. County administrative offices are closed Monday because of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

Other item's on Tuesday's agenda include Leonard Hitz regarding a cowboy poetry event; Fairgrounds manager Angie Clark will review bids received for security cameras; Phillip Shelley, director of operations with Wheatland Electric, will discuss utility infrastructure; the board will hear monthly reports from the county health department, Emergency Medical Services and public works; community development staff will discuss planning and zoning issues; County administrator Randy Partington will discuss an agreement with the area mental health center to provide employees and their dependents counseling services; and the commission will meet in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel.

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