Welcome to Ford County!
Weather permitting, the Ford County Road and Bridge Department will be performing maintenance work on Garnett Road between 110 Road and 113 Road on September 2nd. On September 3rd, maintenance work will be performed on 117 Road between Highway 50/56 and Highway 400. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the work zones. Flaggers and a pilot car will be used in the work zones. Please slow down and exercise caution while traveling through the work zones.
If you have any questions, please contact the Ford County Administrator's office at ph# (620) 227-4670. Thank you for your patience.
The Ford County Commissioners may be in attendance at the State of the County Address and Luncheon in Dodge City, Kansas beginning at 11:30 am on Tuesday, September 1st, at United Wireless Conference Center, 4100 W. Comanche.
No official Action will be taken.
BID FOR CONSULTANT PROPOSALS
Ford County is seeking bids for Public Safety Radio Consultant Services. This project will include an evaluation of the current Public Safety radio infrastructure and recommendations to meet, replace, or exceed those abilities. Application proposals should include your experience in Public Safety Communications, minimum of three references, and a listing of your consultant fees. It is recommended that applicants not be a vendor for any specific radio equipment. Dodge City and Ford County are currently users of a VHF Voting System. All interested parties are to submit their application proposals to Ed Elam, County Administrator, Ford County Government Center 100 Gunsmoke St., Dodge City, KS 67801 by the end of the business day on September 11th, 2015. Interviews will be conducted by the Dodge City/Ford County Communications Advisory Board on September 17th, 2015 to start at 09:00 A.M. in the Rose Room at the same location.
Weather Permitting, the Ford County Road and Bridge Department will begin excavating the intersection of 110 Road and Garnett Road on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. The intersection is expected to remain closed to through traffic between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be posted detours so that trucks can be rerouted to the Ford County Landfill.
If you have any questions, please contact the Ford County Administrator’s office at (620) 227-4670.
Avenue P Closed for Repair
Weather Permitting, Avenue P will be closed between Highway 50 and Comanche on August 12th and August 13th. Ford County Road and Bridge crews will be adding a ¾” asphalt overlay onto the roadway. Homes and businesses in Summerlon can be accessed by using the west entrance on University Drive while Avenue P is closed.
Effective July 1, 2015 there is a law change regarding Kansas Covered Farm Vehicles
Ford County has been spraying for mosquitoes but could use your help with mosquito control since we have had a lot of moisture lately. Below are some suggestions to help you keep the mosquito population down in your area.
Preventing Mosquitoes from Breeding
Mosquitoes lay up to 250 eggs at a time in still water, which will hatch in 7 to 15 days. During the off season, mosquitoes can lay dormant for up to one year.
If standing water is eliminated weekly, many mosquitoes will be kept from breeding in the first place. So if you are anti-mosquito, then start by getting rid of these breeding grounds in your yard.
Common mosquito breeding grounds:
• Bird Baths
• Old Tires
• Open Containers - Cans, jars, bottles or anything that can hold as little as an ounce of water. In fact, mosquitoes can breed in as little as a drop of water. Even recycle bins may have some open containers that can collect water. Don’t forget those trash cans and trash can lids, too!
• Hollow Trees
• Water Gardens & Ponds - Decorative ponds without fish. Other large areas of standing water
• Wading Pools
• Drainage Ditches
Ways you can help eliminate mosquito breeding grounds:
• Dispose of old tires, buckets, ceramic pots and other containers in your yard that may collect water.
• Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water.
• Drill holes into the bottom of tire swings.
• At least once per week, empty standing water from containers, including birdfeeders, on your property.
• Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are left outdoors. Drainage holes in the sides of containers allow sufficient water to collect in which mosquitoes may breed.
• Clean clogged roof gutters, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains. Flooded roof gutters are easily overlooked but can produce hundreds of mosquitoes each season.
• Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
• Turn over wheelbarrows when not in use.
• Store boats covered or upside down, or remove rainwater weekly.
• Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish. Water gardens are fashionable but become major mosquito producers if they are allowed to stagnate.
• Clean and chlorinate swimming pools that are not being used. A swimming pool that is left for a month can produce enough mosquitoes to infest an entire neighborhood. Be aware that mosquitoes may also breed in the water that collects on swimming pool covers.
• Keep drains, ditches and culverts free of grass clippings, weeds and trash so water will drain properly.
• Fill in low areas on your property to eliminate standing water. Ponds or streams where fish are present or the water is disturbed by current or wave action do not produce many mosquitoes; standing water is more of a breeding area. So if you have mosquitoes, the standing water in your backyard has got to go. This will be the start of your anti-mosquito campaign! Next step...effective outdoor mosquito control that can help you enjoy season-long protection from the dangers of mosquitoes.
• Any area of standing water is a potential mosquito breeding ground!
REMINDER: HAVE YOU SIGNED YOUR 2015
PERSONAL PROPERTY RENDITION? IT’S NOT TO LATE!
Each year owners of personal property in Kansas are required to provide a list of taxable personal property to the Appraiser’s Office in the county where the property is kept. A rendition needs to be signed and filed.
TAXABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY WHICH SHOULD BE LISTED IS:
- Trucks registered with 16,000 pounds or heavier tax
- Trailers (of any sort)
- Non-highway vehicles (cars, trucks, mopeds, three and four wheelers, dirt bikes, ANY vehicle not tagged for highway use)
- Mobile homes
- Golf Carts
- Aircraft, hot air balloons
- Boats, motors, boat trailers, jet ski, jet ski trailer
- Equipment used in the operation of a business
Penalty for FAILURE to file: 50%
Ford County Appraisal Office is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday, or call 620-227-4570 for assistance
Regional Mitigation Plan - Public Participation Strategy Survey, CLICK FOR SURVEY - English
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The Kansas Natural Resource Coalition
In Re The Advisability Of Listing The Lesser Prairie Chicken as a
Threatened Species Under The Endangered Species Act
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