Local officials react to Gov. Kelly’s stay-at-home order

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday evening the four-phase plan to reopen the economy. But for local leaders, it’s a little… um… now what?The stay-at-home policy officially ends at midnight on Sunday. The phasing-in process starts Monday with phase 1 (see story here). If people are expecting a massive heap of freedom to start next week, they will be disappointed.Nothing is going to immediately change.First, the Sumner County Commissioners are meeting Monday to determine whether to issue a more restrictive “take-at-home” order for the county than the Governor has, or go with what she implemented. From all indication from Tuesday’s meeting (see story here) the commissioners will not be adding any local stipulations. Commissioners can make an order “more restrictive” but not “less restrictive.”As for Wellington City Manager Shane Shields, the city is taking a wait-and-see approach.“We will first wait and see what the commissioners do on Monday,” Shields said. “Then we will start discussing what can be re-opened.”Shields described Kelly’s re-opening issue a bit vague, putting the burden on local governments.The city has a lot to decide. It must determine what offices can be open, whether to re-open the parks, what do with the restrooms at the park, when to open the library, when to open the public swimming pool, and any other issue not mentioned in this sentence.Shields said the council is meeting on Tuesday and many of the decisions will be made then.———Wellington Rec Director Cody White said he is currently in discussion with the board on how to handle the pool situation. Pools have traditionally opened on Memorial Day weekend, but with the phasing in the process he is looking at June 1. Also, the board needs to determine what to do with youth baseball/softball leagues and other summer rec programs.————Wellington head football coach Zane Aguilar is also playing a game of wait-and-see. The Kansas State High School Activities Association is expected to make an announcement soon.“At this time, the summer workout program is going on as planned,” Aguilar said. “Until I’m instructed otherwise.”Aguilar is currently having many of his players do home workout programs.“It is still hard because you aren’t in contact with them on a daily basis,” Aguilar said. “But all the schools are in the same boat.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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