City Administrator’s Report
FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator
Mayor Bower will be delivering the 2012 State of the City Address on Wednesday, February 22nd. Reservations can still be made with the Raytown Chamber until noon on Monday, February 20th.
Staff is currently seeing a steady stream of development interest including potential new tenants for the Downtown, Gregory Square and Raytown Crossing East redevelopment areas. Additionally, we are assisting a number of firms in evaluating relocation (within Raytown) and expansions of existing operations. It appears that 2012 will continue the momentum established over the past few years.
Crews responded to the first significant snowfall of the season on Monday; using 143 tons of salt and drove 1,549 miles in response to the snow event. Additionally, the sanitary sewer crews cleaned 5,781 feet of sewer line; the storm Crews removed debris and leaves from storm box inlets identified on the storm water issues spread sheet, repaired a ditch washout at 72nd Terrace and Hunter and reset a large storm box lid hit by a car at 81st and Spring Valley; and the maintenance garage mechanics have been busy up-fitting the new police patrol cars by installing lights, sirens, and data terminal equipment.
The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is expected to announce a “Call for Projects” for the Federal Surface Transportation Program Grant Allotments for fiscal year 2015 – 2016, sometime this April. The Call for Projects is a competitive process with all municipalities and other eligible entities within the MARC metropolitan planning area vying to secure grant funding for roadway related projects. Staff has been successful in the past securing such grants and will work together to identify and submit projects that we believe to be the most competitive with the biggest impact and benefit to our community.
Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events
February 21 – Fire Board Meeting; Station 1, 9:00am
February 21 – Board of Aldermen Work Session; Council Chambers, 6:00pm
February 21 – Board of Aldermen Meeting; Council Chambers, 7:00pm
February 22 – Mayor’s State of the City Address; First Baptist Church of Raytown, 11:00am