GIRARD — The Crawford County Commission met on Tuesday and took the following action:
The commission scheduled a work session for 8:30 a.m. on Friday to discuss zoning and regulations regarding a horse rescue that currently operates in a residential area on E 20th St. in Pittsburg. Commissioner Wood said some residents feel the horse rescue operation is out of place and shouldn’t be allowed to operate in the area.
The commission approved a motion to draft a resolution that would keep the county commission at three commissioners, one commissioner per district. This resolution is in response to what Commissioner Wood said are rumors of an attempt to add two seats to the commission as well as a county manager. This would bring the Crawford County Commission to five members. Both Commissioners Wood and Moody cited the long and successful history of a three-representative commission in the area and mentioned local concern over more money going to the county. Commissioner Murphy abstained from the vote and said he believed the issue should be a decision for the incoming commissioners.
The commission signed a motion to approve a 2018 Cereal Malt Beverage License for Diamond 6 D, an indoor horse arena and cafe. The license allows Diamond 6 D to sell cereal malt beverages for consumption on the premises. Cereal malt beverage is defined by Kansas law as having not more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight produced by fermentation and not by distillation. The Sheriff, Zoning Administrator, County Attorney and Township Clerk had ten days to respond to a notice and no responses were received.