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The Chautauqua County Commission met once again on Tuesday for its regularly scheduled meeting. On this week's agenda, Mark McCall updated the board on the roads and bridges throughout the county. Commissioner Rodney Shaw asked McCall to look into Road 22, referring to it as one of the "worst roads he's ever seen."


Crystal Wade from the HR also spoke with the commission, detailing the latest KWORC inspection and also passing along a couple of travel requests for upcoming trips. The board also tabled a motion to delay a 3 percent raise for elected officials, with Commissioner Parker Massey wanting to ensure that all departments across the county had budgeted to account for the raise.


Also attending the meeting was Steve Wilkenson of the South Central Kansas Economic Development District. He spoke to the board about several programs his organization offers for low-income residents, including weatherization and housing rehabilitation. Wilkenson also spoke about the possibilities regarding renovations for businesses and getting buildings set up to code. 


The board will meet once again on the last working day of the month, set for next Friday, January 31. Meetings are always open to the public and are held on the second floor of the Chautauqua County Courthouse.

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