A church preparedness active shooter meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Abundant Harvest Church of the Nazarene at 1120 Glenarm.
Church preparedness for an active shooter will be the focus of a special meeting in Pratt. A faith-based workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Abundant Harvest Church of the Nazarene at 1120 Glenarm, said Tim Branscom, county emergency manager.
Branscom notified the Pratt County Commissioners of the event at the regular county commission meeting Oct. 1.
Suzan Patton, USD 382 superintendent, asked the commission to consider sharing revenues from the wind farm. Dwane DeWeese is spearheading a movement for the county to share wind farm revenues with both USD 382 and USD 438 Skyline as well as with Pratt Community College. He is requesting $150,000 for each institution.
Patton said USD 382 should be considered because they have supported neighborhood revitalization. Pratt businesses and the overall economy benefited from this program, as will the district. The district also supported wind farm projects that provided the additional revenue to the county.
Patton said she understood that the county would save some of the revenue for a rainy day but wondered how much needed to be saved. The school district has many needs including a bus barn that is in bad condition. The district has completed previous projects in stages. The county also has the option of doing projects in stages especially since they will receive the wind farm revenue. She encouraged the commissioners to consider sharing wind farm revenue with the school districts and college.
Repairs on a county loader will cost more than first approved, according to Jason Winkel, landfill manager.
Caterpillar had to use air hammers and chisels were required to clear material from the underneath area needing repairs, he said. More problems were discovered when the material was removed. Commissioners approved an additional $5,000 to bring total repairs on the loader to just over $12,000. The loader has 10,000 hours and 14,000 miles.
Winkel said the county will have to consider a new road grader at some point in cost for a new unit is $233,000. The landfill has a 1998 John Deere unit that was purchased new. The grader is used for more than maintaining roads at the landfill.