Clay County Commissioners Discuss Clay County Park, EMS, KDADS Suicide Prevention Grant, in Weekly Meeting

By Quinn O’Hara

Photo By Quinn O’Hara

On the morning of May 20, the Clay County Commissioners met for their regular weekly meeting. The Unofficial Minutes report states that:

County Attorney Joel Mason presented a resolution to increase the transient guest bed tax to 6%. The new tax rate will become effective on July 1, 2024. Resolution 2024-6 was signed by the Board and tabled for County Clerk Kayla Wang, who was not present at the meeting, to Attest.

The Board also allowed Mason to make a resolution to allow the use of UTV’s and golf carts within the Clay County Park.

CCEMS Service Director Alec Trembath reported that the CCEMS Team is currently working on grants that would allow more individuals to attend a Child Safety Class in Lawrence this October. He also reported that this year’s EMS Week theme is Honoring Our Past, Forging Our Future.

Clay County Health Director Dana Rickley reported that Clay Counts Coalition re-applied for a grant for suicide prevention through KDADS. The Coalition received the grant last year and has to reapply for it each year. This year the group received $35,000. The grant will fund talks, programming, and other community awareness resources.

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