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City Administrator’s Report – April 29, 2011

 FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator

Administration

FREE COMMUNITY SHRED-IT EVENT; Saturday, May 7

th, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon, at 11924 E. 47th Street. All paper items accepted. Staples, paper clips, and cardboard boxes will be shredded, but please no food, plastic bags, wood or glass. Event is compliments of McGilley & Sheil Chapel.

Finance

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has conferred the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the City of Raytown for the third consecutive year.

Public Works

The Wade Wilson building renovations project reached a major milestone this week; all interior masonry work is complete. The electrical, plumbing and HVAC are the next items that should be completed. All of the window frames have been installed but some have plywood instead of glass installed, this has been done in areas where other construction work poses a significant risk of breaking the glass. Work on the new entry vestibule is expected to start next week dependent upon the weather.

Miller Paving has is working on the last portion of sidewalk on the east side of Blue Ridge Cutoff just north of 55

The contractor has failed to execute the annual pavement maintenance program contract. Staff has been in discussions with the contractor to execute the contract and has even offered two time extensions, for execution of said contract. Now that the time extensions have expired, staff will recommend awarding the contract to the next bidder at the May 10

Crews have been preparing for this Saturday’s clean-up event to be held at the Super Splash parking lot, beginning at 8:00am and running through to 3:00pm. With the waving of fees and a favorable weather forecast, staff expects an increase in utilization. Volunteers are still needed and will be highly appreciated.

The street sweeper rehabilitation is complete, staff tested the sweeper yesterday and is pleased with the results and now has fully recognized the previous poor performance of the equipment.

The cost of fuel is a concern for everyone including the city. The current cost of fuel for the city this week is $3.36 for unleaded and $3.55 for diesel which is up from the first week in April by $0.22 per gallon for unleaded and $0.14 per gallon for diesel.

th Street. Project should be complete within a couple of weeks. th Municipal Committee and at the May 17th Board of Aldermen meetings.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

April 29 – Legislative Forum; School District Board Room, 4:30pm
April 30 – Raytown Clean-up Day; Super Splash Parking Lot, 8:00am – 3:00pm
May 3 – Board of Aldermen Meeting; Council Chambers 7:00pm
May 5 – Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting; Council Chambers, 7:00pm
May 6 – Senior Expo; Council Chambers, 9:00am – 12:00 noon

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