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Lee's Summit Capital Improvement Projects Meeting-Nov. 26-Feedback Request

Lee's Summit Capital Improvement Projects Meeting-Nov. 26-Feedback Request



The City Council Ad-Hoc Committee to consider Capital Improvement Projects for a 2013 General Obligation Bond met on Wednesday, November 7th to review a list of potential capital improvement projects for consideration in a General Obligation Bond ballot question in the spring of 2013.


The Committee reviewed the list and directed staff to remove all projects with a cost that exceeded the available bond capacity of $12 million.


Direction was also provided for staff to prioritize the remaining projects based on the criteria of safety, economic development benefit, cost of the project, and potential community benefit.

Staff will present this list and priority ranking to the Committee at its next meeting on Monday, November 26th at 5:30.

We are asking for public feedback regarding the projects under consideration for the 2013 General Obligation Bond. 

Please visit:  http://engagels.net (registration is required) and provide feedback. 

The feedback provided here will be collected and provided to the City Council’s Ad-Hoc Committee for their meeting on Monday, November 26 at 5:30 at City Hall. 

The public is also encouraged to attend the meeting.

Replacement of Fire Station No. 3

The current Fire Station #3 was constructed in the 1970s.  Though it has served the Fire Department well, it does not meet today’s needs of the Fire Department.  The station lacks separate accommodations for female firefighters, it lacks adequate storage for fire fighting equipment, and the apparatus bays are too small for today’s fire trucks.  Fire Station #2, which was built at the same time, was replaced last year with a bigger, more up to date facility. $3.5m

Scherer Road - Interim Road Standard Improvements-Jefferson to Ward

Scherer Road is an east/west arterial road that runs across the southwestern quadrant of the City.  Scherer Road is currently a two lane road.  This project would reconstruct a portion of Scherer Road from Jefferson to Ward to Interim Road Standard with improved vertical alignment, wider pavement, and add shoulders.  This section provides access to subdivisions as well as an industrial area.  Jefferson is currently being improved through another funding source.  $3.3m

Orchard - Street Reconstruction and Sidewalks-Douglas to Independence

Orchard is located in the northern area of City’s orginial downtown neighborhood. The street is traditional two lane street with drainage ditches on either side.  A request has been made by residents of the neighborhood that sidewalks be placed along Orchard.  This would require reconstruction of the street to accommodate the sidewalks. Reconstruction would entail not just new pavement, but also curbs, drainage inlets, and storm water sewers. $3m

Sampson Road Improvements-Scherer approximately 4,000 feet to south

Sampson is a north/south road near the western boundary of the City.  The land use along Sampson is mostly agriculture. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department recently purchased land in this area for a future park site.  This project would provided the reconstruction of a portion of Sampson to Interim Road Standards to provide access to the newly acquired park land from Scherer Road. $2.35m

Pryor - Paved Shoulders-Longview to Hook

Pryor Road is an arterial north/south road on the western side of the City.  A portion of road was recently reconstructed to Interim Road Standard with wider pavement, grass shoulders and natural storm water drainage swales.  This project would provide paved shoulders to reduce maintenance of existing grass shoulders and provide a pedestrian path.  $2m

Todd George Parkway - Paved Shoulders-Colbern to Woods Chapel

Todd George Parkway is a newly constructed road connecting Todd George Road from Colbern to Woods Chapel.  Since opening last year, this road has received higher than anticipated vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Paved shoulders would reduce maintenance and provide pedestrian path ways. $2m

Multi-Use Trail Along Colbern, Lee’s Summit Road to Independence

This project would connect the current Lee’s Summit Road project to the existing multi-use trail along Independence and Colbern east of Rice by providing a pedestrian pathway along Colbern. $500,000

Fire Dept Life Packs

The Fire Department currently has life packs (defibrillators) on all ambulances and fire trucks.  These units are nearing the end of their useful life.  This project would replace the existing life packs. $800,000

Legacy Park Amphitheater Improvements

This project was identifed by the Cultural Arts Facility Task Force, a citizen’s group appointed by the Mayor, as an opportunity to furhter expand opportunities for performing arts in the community.  The project consists of stage improvements, lighting, parking, etc. to the existing amphitheater at Legacy Park.  $1.638m

Arnold Hall Renovation

This project was identified by the Cultural Arts Facility Task Force, a citizen’s group appointed by the Mayor, as an opportunity to further expand opportunities for performing arts or visual arts.  In particular, the Task Force recommended that the existing Arnold Hall building be renovates into a “white” space for exhibit space. $400,000

Outdoor Perf/Festival Space, Downtown/Market St.

This project was identified by the Cultural Arts Facility Task Force, a citizen’s group appointed by the Mayor, as an opportunity to further expand opportunities for an outdoor cultural arts venue.  This particular project would consist of constructing an outdoor facility in the downtown core for concerts, festivals, etc.  The area would primary be a grassy knoll with a small stage and maybe a room for storage. $600,000.

Please visit:  http://engagels.net (registration is required) and provide feedback. 

The feedback provided here will be collected and provided to the City Council’s Ad-Hoc Committee for their meeting on Monday, November 26 at 5:30 at City Hall. 

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Comments

  1. David says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 04:22
    Fire station 3 and life packs. Public safety is very important.
  2. Mike Hicks says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 14:50
    I would recommend the following improvements be considered in the following order:
    1. Replace Lifepaks - The importance of having updated lifepaks is the most significant improvement because it directly relates to saving lives. Diagnosis of life threatening dysrhythmias, defibrillating, cardio-version, monitoring various critical systems, i.e. - CO2 are all directly related to saving lives.
    2. Adding paved shoulders to Pryor Rd.- with the heavy traffic on Pryor, including Bike traffic, shoulders should be provided. This is a life safety issue and should have a high recommendation.
    3. Outdoor Festival Space - This should be given priority due to the relationship of outdoor activities downtown being directly by the railroad tracks. How we have made it this long without someone being struck is amazing...we need an outdoor facility that will move the crowds away from the tracks.
    Thank you

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