The Garden City Commission took the following action at its Tuesday meeting:

• Commissioners approved a request from the Garden City Recreation Commission to enter into a lease agreement with Everett Miller for the use of property at 1609 N. VFW Rd. GCRC superintendent Aaron Stewart said the GCRC's intent is to purchase GC Gymnastics. In addition to purchasing the business, GCRC intends to lease the property from Miller.

• Commissioners appointed three people to the Cultural Relations Board. Debra Bolton was appointed to a vacant position that expires December 2018, and Rachel Chapman and Verna Weber were appointed to vacant positions that expire December 2017.

• Donna Gerstner, on behalf of LiveWell Finney County Health Coalition, recognized and congratulated the Garden City High School Live Well Committee for receiving the 2017 Ambassador Award from the University of Kansas Cancer Center for its efforts in presenting and proposing to the City Commission an ordinance to increase the legal age to purchase and possess tobacco in the city. Commissioners approved the ordinance, effective July 1, 2017. Students on the committee include: Hannah Schultz, Grace Schmidt, Garrett Kipp, Cambry Hitchcock, Caroline Robinson, Grace Reagle, Paola Rodriguez and Agustin Rodriguez.

• Commissioners approved a grant agreement for the terminal apron rehabilitation, runway 17-35 repairs and replacement of airfield holding position signs at the Garden City Regional Airport. Total cost, including engineering and construction expenses, is $742,071, with $667,863.99 from federal funds and $74,207.10 coming from city funds.

• A small space lease agreement was approved between the Federal Aviation Administration and the city for the renting of approximately 2,580 square feet of office and technical space on the basement floor of the airport administration building. The term is Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2022. The annual rent is $37,800, which is an 8 percent increase from the past agreement, with revenue going to the airport.

• Commissioners approved a pair of bids combined at $1,087,267 from Nowak Construction for water distribution improvements throughout the city. The project will be in two parts. Part one will include a line long First Street (between Maple and Santa Fe streets), a line along Second Street (between Maple and Santa Fe streets), a line along Maple Street (between Sixth and Seventh streets),  a line long Albert Street (between Eighth and B streets); a line along 10th Street (between Buffalo Jones and Jenny avenues), and a line along Conkling Avenue (between St. John and Walker streets). Part two of the project will be along Seventh Street (between Chestnut Street and Kansas Avenue), along Seventh Street (between Thompson and Emerson street); and along Emerson Street (between Seventh and Main streets).

• Commissioners passed a resolution discharged Economic Development Revenue Bonds in the amount of $833,000 to repay indebtedness previously incurred by Mosaic to finance the costs of acquiring and remodeling its facilities in Garden City, Manhattan and Kansas City. The bonds have been paid in full and Mosaic intends to exercise its purchase option under the lease.

• Commissioners approved a land annexation for WindRiver Grain, LLC, located at 2810 E. U.S. Highway 50. The parcel borders city limits on the north side. The parcel will have to be serviced by all city utilities. The total land area is 4.1 acres. It's zoned I-3, Heavy Industrial District in the county and will need to be rezoned into an appropriate city zone before any additional development occurs. In addition, the northern portion of the parcel is in the proposed floodplain. Any development in the floodplain will be required to adhere to the floodplain regulations.

• Commissioners approved a request from the Garden City Fire Department to waive a code on unlawful solicitation. The request is to allow for department personnel to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Boot Block from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the following locations: Main Street, Fulton Street, Kansas Avenue and Fleming Street, as well as Walmart Super Center.

• The following contracting licenses were approved: George Lay Signs; Inc., CK Technologies, Inc.; Yargus Manufactoring, Inc.; and Triple J Roofing and Construction.