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City commission will tackle 2 agendas at Thursday's meeting





The Hays City Commission will meet for two meetings starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in city hall.

The commission canceled its Dec. 26 meeting and will address its agenda before the scheduled work session.

Topics on the docket include a 1-percent merit pay increase for non-union city employees and finalizing the 2014 job classifications and pay plan.

The city also will vote on redefining its boundaries after annexing three properties in 2013.

The commission also will vote on two appointments to the Sister Cities Advisory Board. An earlier report stated the two candidates, Dawne Leiker and Patricia Levy, were confirmed, but the vote was a procedure to put them on the agenda.

The work session will begin at 6:40 p.m.

The five-year lease for the former Army Reserve facility the North Central Kansas Technical College signed expires in May, and the commission will discuss a two-year renewal.

The commission also will debate amending parking regulations because city staff believes the current rules have created too many parking spaces at several sites.

The proposed changes would allow leeway in the number of parking spaces required if the situation warrants.