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County to discuss changing fireworks ban


The Ellis County Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the courthouse to discuss giving the commissioners the ability to relax the ban on fireworks. Adding the flexibility includes a prohibition on sky lanterns.

Other business on the agenda includes:

* Commissioners will receive a $5,598 bill to remain a member of the Kansas Natural Resources Coalition.

* There will be a discussion about choosing voting delegates and alternates for the Kansas Association of Counties Conference.

* Mike Graf, Ellis County Public Works director, will update commissioners on partnering with the state and federal government on road signage and bridge repair.

* Commissioners will discuss upgrading the phone system in the still undetermined temporary office for courthouse and Law Enforcement Center staff.

* Commissioners will consider a draft letter supporting the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act. If passed, the law would allow the county to collect sales tax on online transactions.