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City Administrator’s Report for 10/7/2011

City Administrator’s Report
10-07-2011
FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator

Finance

The Recommended Budget along with both presentations given to the Board of Aldermen during the October 4, 2011 Work Session is on the City’s Website. All three documents can be found by going to www.raytown.mo.us and then rolling your mouse over Departments, Finance, City Financials, Annual Budget, and then clicking on FY 2011-12 Recommended Budget.

Public Works

The renovation project is nearing completion with the removal of one of the temporary office trailers. The second office trailer and the storage containers will be removed from the site next week and staff continues to organize the public works site to identify proper location for equipment and supplies.

The pavement marking contractor has completed paint restriping work within the city.

All concrete curb work is complete and all but one section of concrete sidewalk is complete. The contractors will now focus on yard restoration work around the newly installed curb and sidewalk.

The asphalt overlay process has started this week with milling along Hardy and Woodson. The milling operations will continue next week and the installation of asphalt will begin next week as well.

Crews continue large asphalt patching operations in advance of the asphalt overlay and LWA seal program and have placed 9 tons of asphalt this week.

Staff attended a green fleet exposition at the Overland Park Convention Center and was able to gather information on available alternative fuels for vehicles and was able to test drive several vehicles that were available. Staff was impressed with the performance, potential cost savings, and reduction in vehicle emissions by utilizing propane as a motor vehicle fuel. Public Works will continue to research the use of propane as a motor vehicle fuel with input from the police department and vendors. The focus of the initial research will be conversion cost and possible grant availability.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

October 11 – Fire Board Meeting; Station 1, 9:00am
October 11 – Sales Tax Oversight Committee; Council Chambers, 5:30pm
October 13 – Board of Zoning Adjustments; Council Chambers, 7:00pm
October 14 – Council on Aging Fall Forum; Council Chambers, 10:00am

 

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