First Friday programming kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 2 with a matinee showing of “Matisse – From Tate Modern t…

First Friday programming kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 2 with a matinee showing of “Matisse – From Tate Modern to MoMA – Exhibition on Screen” at the Salina Art Center Cinema (150 S. Santa Fe Ave.). After this screening, First Friday Night Live events that start at 4 p.m. include “Art at the Nook” featuring George Jerkovich, Fran, Pamela Pentico, and Pam Baker at The Flower Nook (208 E. Iron Ave.) and the Public Library’s Gallery 708’s artist reception for Sherri Shi…ppy’s exhibit entitled, “Intricate Chaos” (301 W. Elm). Also, check out John Keeling’s exhibit open at … Read More

There have been a number of phone calls and e-mails concerning the law enforcement presence in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery …

There have been a number of phone calls and e-mails concerning the law enforcement presence in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery this morning. To quell any unnecessary rumors this information was sent out to the local media outlets this afternoon – Exhumation in Gypsum Hill Cemetery During the morning of July 29th, 2019 the body of an unidentified female nicknamed ‘Miss Molly’ was exhumed so that samples could be obtained for DNA testing. ‘Miss Molly’ was found deceased in a creek alo…ng Interstate 70 in January 1986. The Sheriff’s Office obtained an order of exhumation and a search warrant to collect … Read More

The Tree Advisory Board has vacancies! The board recommends policies on all matters concerning trees on public property…

The Tree Advisory Board has vacancies! The board recommends policies on all matters concerning trees on public property to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and advises staff on treescape planting and other non-policy matters. The board promotes tree plantings, preservation, and proper tree care to the citizens. They also hear appeals on licensing decision by the city forester. There are seven adult members plus two Youth on Board members (ages 15-20). The board meets the last Tuesday of alternating months (Jan., March, May, July, Sept. and Nov.) at 11:30 a.m. at the Lakewood Park Discovery Center, 250 Lakewood Drive. … Read More

The Planning Commission has vacancies. The commission is charged with the powers and duties set forth in Article 7, Chap…

The Planning Commission has vacancies. The commission is charged with the powers and duties set forth in Article 7, Chapter 12 of KSA. The commission prepares comprehensive plans for physical development, holds hearings regarding application for rezoning property, approves plans for new subdivisions and reviews Capital Improvement Programs for public improvements. Commissioners serve on the Heritage Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. The commission has nine adult member…s (two members must reside outside, but within three miles of the City limits), plus two Youth on Board Members (15-20 years of age). Members meet monthly on the first and third Tuesday … Read More

Looking for a way to positively impact our community? Consider serving on the Solid Waste Management Committee! The comm…

Looking for a way to positively impact our community? Consider serving on the Solid Waste Management Committee! The committee is designed to review, recommend, and implement the waste management plan at local and county levels. The committee consists of 13 adult members plus two Youth on Board members (15-20 years of age). Membership is made up of: 5 residents within the city (representing the City of the 1st class); one resident of the unincorporated area of the county (nominated by the County, appointed by the Mayor); one resident of any of the cities of the 3rd class located within the … Read More

Looking for a way to give back to our community? Consider serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The board…

Looking for a way to give back to our community? Consider serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The board advises the City Commission and Park and Recreation department on improvements and ongoing maintenance of parks and facilities. They focus on the enhancement of the quality of life for the citizens through a planned program of constructive, socially acceptable leisure-time activities. The board also studies and suggests policies for the golf course, swimmin…g pool and neighborhood centers. The board consists of eight adult members, with two members designated by the USD 305, a City Commissioner liaison plus two Youth … Read More

The Human Relations Commission in looking for individuals to serve on their commission. The board’s mission is to elimin…

The Human Relations Commission in looking for individuals to serve on their commission. The board’s mission is to eliminate discrimination and establish equality and justice for all people through civil rights enforcement, advocacy and education. They monitor discrimination and the affirmative action program and administers regulations in Code Chapter 13, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations or public contracts and internal and external… Affirmative Action programs. The board hears appeals, holds hearings, administers oaths, takes testimony, and studies the problems of youth, aged, physically handicapped and disadvantaged. There are nine adult members with at least three members representing … Read More

Looking for an opportunity to give back to our community? If so, consider serving on the Housing Authority Commission! T…

Looking for an opportunity to give back to our community? If so, consider serving on the Housing Authority Commission! This commission is a semi-autonomous subdivision of local government that has been delegated powers by the City that operates federally funded programs. The programs involved are: Section 8 Rental Assistance Voucher and Certificate Program; Low-Rent Public Housing Program; and the Shelter Plus Program. The commission consists of five adult members who reside… within the city limits and a City Commission liaison. Members meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority office, 469 S. 5th Street. … Read More

The Heritage Commission is looking for individuals to serve on their board! The commission identifies structures or site…

The Heritage Commission is looking for individuals to serve on their board! The commission identifies structures or sites of architectural, historical significance and recommends to the City Commission on items protected by Heritage Conservation designation. They issue “Certificates of Appropriateness” for exterior alterations, consult with owners to preserve landmarks and promote historic preservation and restoration. The commission consists of six adult members who reside …within the city limits, a planning commission liaison, and two Youth of Board members (15-20 years of age). Member shall include, but are not limited to: an archeologist, a landscape architect, an architectural historian or urban … Read More

The Disciplinary Advisory Board is in need of individuals to serve on the board. This board was established to conduct e…

The Disciplinary Advisory Board is in need of individuals to serve on the board. This board was established to conduct employee hearings in disciplinary actions and make non-binding advisory suggestions. It consists of nine adult members that reside within city limits. The board meets as needed with the location to be designated. Individuals who are interested in applying for this board should do so by August 9. To view boards, committee and commisions with vacancies, visit http://www.salina-ks.gov/boards. To apply, visit https://salina-ks.granicus.com/boards/forms/…/apply/1482077… Source

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