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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Commissioners discuss MARC meeting

  • Members of the Leavenworth County Commission plan to meet with representatives of the Mid-America Regional Council next month as one of the commissioners is expressing concern about the county's influence in the organization.
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  • Members of the Leavenworth County Commission plan to meet with representatives of the Mid-America Regional Council next month as one of the commissioners is expressing concern about the county's influence in the organization.
    "We really haven't taken that active of a role in MARC," Commissioner Dennis Bixby said, "and what we're trying to do is step that up."
    He expressed concern Thursday that the county is being underrepresented.
    County Administrator Pat Hurley said MARC officials indicated they could meet with commissioners Sept. 3.
    He said the meeting will be scheduled for that morning.
    David Warm, MARC's executive director, and Mell Henderson, MARC's director of transportation, will visit with commissioners at the Leavenworth County Courthouse.
    According to the organization's website, MARC is a non-profit association of city and county governments in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The organization serves as a planning agency for the region, serving a nine-county area.
    Hurley said the county has active roles in all of the MARC committees that are of interest to county officials.
    Hurley later said Bixby and Commission Chairman Bob Holland serve on the MARC board. Each also has an alternate. The alternates may attend next month's meeting.
    Also Thursday, commissioners approved a resolution to remove school zone signs around the former Salt Creek Valley School. The Easton school district has closed the school following expansion at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School.
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