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Water park, guns on commission agenda




The Hays City Commission will consider subsidizing the Hays Recreation Commission's pool facilities at its 6:30 p.m. meetin Thursday at city hall.

The city's contract with the HRC states the two must split any surplus or deficit in the pool operations budget. The two parties each would cover $20,451.72 of the $40,903.43 shortfall.

Cool weather was attributed to this summer's decline in pool-goers.

Concealed carry in city buildings is also on the agenda because firearms are allowed in public buildings following a law passed by the Kansas Legislature. The commission has the option to accept the mandate, delay it for four years and prepare safety measures or opt out and install the measures soon.

Commissioners also will discuss authorizing construction on 41st Street and finalizing its 2014 statement of legislative priorities for the Kansas Legislature.

There is an addendum to the city's agreement with the Hays Firefighters Local 2119 to give the group a 1-percent merit pay increase in 2014.

Two possible appointments to the Sister Cities Advisory Board will be on the docket, as well as cereal malt beverage licenses.