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

Due to the downtown streetscape construction on Santa Fe Ave., the route has changed for the 9th Annual Kustom Kemps of …

Due to the downtown streetscape construction on Santa Fe Ave., the route has changed for the 9th Annual Kustom Kemps of America Leadsled (KKOA) Spectacular Sundown Cruise, which will be held Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. The cruise, which is expected to last an hour, will start at Oakdale Park and then travel west on Mulberry St., south on S. Fifth St., west on South St., north on Seventh St. to Elm St., and then conclude by exiting left or right. The Salina Police Departmen…t will manage any temporary traffic delays along the route. For more information, contact the … Read More

Want to positively impact your community? Consider serving on the Convention and Tourism Committee. This committee makes…

Want to positively impact your community? Consider serving on the Convention and Tourism Committee. This committee makes recommendations on the use of the Transient Guest Tax and has the authority to contract for convention and tourism program implementation. In addition, it promotes Salina, draws events and conventions, and advises the City Commission on such related matters. The majority of members are individuals who are knowledgeable and active in the promotion of tourism… and conventions. The committee consists of eight adult members, a City Commissioner liaison, and the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce president. The committee meets monthly on the first … Read More

Do you have an interest in art activities and are knowledgeable about the community? If so, consider applying to be a me…

Do you have an interest in art activities and are knowledgeable about the community? If so, consider applying to be a member of the Community Art & Design (CAD) Advisory Committee. This committee advises in implementing the CAD Program. They encourage participation in public art by expanding opportunities to experience the artistic, historic and cultural aspects of the community. They enhance functional design in infrastructure by involving citizens in the design and they edu…cate the public about the CAD projects. The committee reviews the C.I.P. and prepares a CAD Annual Plan in consultation with departments that incorporate designated CAD Projects … Read More

Looking for an opportunity to give back to our community? Consider serving on the Business Improvement District Design R…

Looking for an opportunity to give back to our community? Consider serving on the Business Improvement District Design Review Board. This quasi-judicial board is designed to preserve property and historic value of property through the issuance of certificates of compatibility for proposed businesses in the downtown district. The board advises and makes recommendations to the City Commission or the BID Board of Advisors on matters referred to it. The Design Review Board also i…ssues “Notice of Decision” on signage and other matters referred by other duly constituted city boards, commissions and committees. The board includes seven adult members with at … Read More

The Business Improvement District Advisory Board is looking for individuals to serve on their board! This board provides…

The Business Improvement District Advisory Board is looking for individuals to serve on their board! This board provides a method of financing additional and extended services to businesses within the district. It represents the businesses in order to develop a program of services and a recommended budget. They monitor and oversee the provisions of the services established for the district, advise the City Commission, and promote the downtown area. The board consists of 13 a…dult members that conduct business within the district. Appointments are made from results of an election conducted by SDI; however the mayor can reject any recommendation. … Read More

Looking for an opportunity to give back to our community? Apply to be a member of the Building Advisory Board! This boar…

Looking for an opportunity to give back to our community? Apply to be a member of the Building Advisory Board! This board studies model building and fire codes and local ordinances pertaining to the residential and commercial building industry, and recommends rules and regulations to be adopted for those codes. The board makes recommendations regarding the licensure and testing of plumbers, electricians, mechanical and related construction trades; it serves as the appeals pan…el for property maintenance code and building code appeal hearings. The boards consists of 11 adult members representing each of the following occupations: licensed architect, licensed engineer, realtor, … Read More

Serve your community by joining the Arts and Humanities Commission! Arts & Humanities Commission members serve as adviso…

Serve your community by joining the Arts and Humanities Commission! Arts & Humanities Commission members serve as advisors in areas of arts advocacy; provide insight for Smoky Hill Museum services; advise on Smoky Hill River Festival programs; provide direction regarding The Big Ideas community cultural plan and other community art initiatives; and offer volunteer support for departmental programs. This board has nine adult members, a City Commission liaison, plus two Youth …on Board members (15-20 years old). They meet the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron St. There is no … Read More

Vacancies currently exist on the Board of Zoning Appeals. This board is a quasi-judicial board that hears and decides a…

Vacancies currently exist on the Board of Zoning Appeals. This board is a quasi-judicial board that hears and decides appeals to an order, requirement, decision or determination made by the zoning administrator and considers applications for variances or conditional use permits. The board includes six adult members who reside within city limits, a Planning Commissioner as a liaison,… plus two Youth on Board Members (15-20 years old). The board meets as needed on the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in Room 107 of the City-County Building, 300 W. Ash St. Individuals who are interested in applying for … Read More

The Animal Control Advisory & Appeals Board is looking for individuals to serve on their board. This board advises Sali…

The Animal Control Advisory & Appeals Board is looking for individuals to serve on their board. This board advises Salina Animal Services, City Commission and staff on operations and regulations of Salina Code, Chapter 7. The board hears appeals regarding permits. There are nine adult members on this board plus two Youth on Board members (15-20 years of age). The board meets quarterly, and at other times when necessary, at the Salina Animal Shelter, 239 N 2nd St. Individuals who are interested in applying for this board should do so by August 9. To view boards with vacancies, visit http://www.salina-ks.gov/boards … Read More

The Accessibility Advisory Board is currently looking for members! This board advises on the American Disabilities Act …

The Accessibility Advisory Board is currently looking for members! This board advises on the American Disabilities Act and ensures that public and private projects and activities comply. They assist on matters related to the disabled population and serve as advocates. Applicants with experience in working with the disabled and/or with expertise in accessibility issues will be given preference. This board has two officers (chair and vice-chair) and consists of nine adult mem…bers with a minimum of five members with a disability, plus two Youth on Board members (15-20 years of age). This board meets quarterly, or as needed, at 3 … Read More

On Monday through Friday, July 15 – 19, APAC Shears of Salina will continue sealing cracks on the following City of Sali…

On Monday through Friday, July 15 – 19, APAC Shears of Salina will continue sealing cracks on the following City of Salina streets, weather permitting: Residents will be asked to remove their cars from streets to facilitate the work, which will take place generally between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Access to properties within work zones will be maintained at all times. “Road Work Ahead” signs will be placed in advance of work zones, and temporary single-lane closures are… to be expected. Motorists are asked to proceed with caution when approaching work zones for the safety of … Read More

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