The Garden City Commission took the following action on Thursday:
• Commissioners recognized city employees for raising $29,273 for the Finney County United Way’s 2018 fundraising campaign. During Thursday’s meeting, United Way Executive Director Susan Escareno said the city is the one of the highest donors besides Tyson.
• Commissioners approved the placement of artwork in the public right of way on Fifth Street at the Duane and Orvileta West Council Service Center.
City staff met with Scout Executive/CEO Mr. Michael Stewart in October on their proposed improvements in front of the service center. Their request is to place flag poles, donator bricks and artwork in the public right of way at the Robert and Paula Fox Flag Plaza at the service center, 402 E. Fulton St. They have approved raising funds for the public art associated with the flag poles, which promotes scouting as a family activity.
• Commissioners approved distributing $56,000 in Downtown Development Funds.
Michael and Janis Gian have submitted an application for the DDF for the interior remodel and exterior facade updates of 122 N. Main St. This is the location next to Escape the Clock on the corner of Main and Fulton. The total cost of the renovation and professional fees is estimated at $141,500. The DDF distribution covers 40 percent of the renovation/professional fees.
This is the fourth DDF application of 2017. The DDF has a current balance of $225,237.04 for the remainder of 2017.
• Michael Richmeier was appointed to the Airport Advisory Board, and Charlie Robinson was re-appointed. Terms will begin on Jan. 1, 2018, and expire on Dec. 31, 2020.