Sedgwick County Commission gets down to business

Rodney Price
December 04, 2019 - 10:10 am
Sedgwick County Courthouse, downtown Wichita, Kansas

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It took just 25 minutes for the Sedgwick County Commission to complete their weekly meeting.

The county accepted a $50,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that will go to the Sedgwick County Health Department.  The grant will address prevention of drug and opioid-involved morbidity and mortality.

Chris Steward, from the Health Department, explained a part of what the grant will do to help the county.

"The health department will be able to perform several activities.  To name a few we will develop a system to routinely collect, analyze and evaluate data from law enforcement, mental health, and substance abuse agencies in Sedgwick County," she said.

The agency will also be able to analyze data from the Sheriff's office and COMCARE, and also be able to maintain their website.

The commission also appointed various people to the newly amended composition of the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) Board of Appeals of the Plumbers and Gas Fitters. 

Commissioner Jim Howell was not present at Wednesday's meeting.

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