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City Administrator’s Report for 9/30/2011

City Administrator’s Report
FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator


Community Development

In the week of September 19, 2011 Neighborhood Services had 48 counts of animal control activities; 12 animal impoundments, 13 responses to an animal running at large, 12 dead animals (typically wild animals; raccoon, possum and deer), 3 bite cases, 5 trap settings, 1 injured animal, 1 barking dog, and 1 animal welfare investigation. For the same week Neighborhood Services also performed 172 property maintenance and tall grass and weed inspections and abatement duties. Neighborhood Services continues to perform sign sweeps in conjunction with Building Inspection and Public Works Right-of-Way Inspector resulting in 67 signs removed from the right-of-ways during the weekly sign sweep.

In advance of beginning demolition work, Block & Company has had all utilities turned off to the property on which the former BP Amoco is located at Raytown Road and westbound Highway 350. While the demolition permit has not yet been issued, as of today, staff anticipates the contractor applying for a demolition permit the first week of October.

The RFP for Central Business District Streetscape Design Services was released on Wednesday, September 28th. Community Development along with Public Works will be holding a pre-submittal meeting at 10:00am on October 11th with proposals being due by 2:00pm on October 19th. It is anticipated that the proposed contract will be submitted for consideration to the Board of Aldermen by the December 6th meeting. Designs will need to be completed by early March 2012 for submission to the Federal Highway Administration for their review and approval, prior to the city receiving bids for construction of the first phase of the streetscape improvements next spring.

Public Works

Crews completed the replacement of a storm sewer pipe along 61st Street adjacent Raytown High School; continue large asphalt patching operations in advance of the asphalt overlay and LWA seal program; milled 200 square yards of asphalt street and installed 22 tons of asphalt deep patch at the Spring Valley Road & 83rd Terrace area prior to the Light Weight Aggregate Seal program; installed 2 tons of pothole catch-up; conducted routine sign & signal replacement and maintenance; at the Public Works building have installed fence and shelves, painted as required, installed air compressor, moved traffic equipment and supplies from storage trailer to “sign” room, and are installing miscelanious items in office and shop.

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

The original concrete curb/sidewalk contractor is finished with all of their allotted areas, crews will be working with them to complete the dirt backfill, seeding, asphalt patching, cleanup, etc.

The second concrete curb/sidewalk contractor is making good progress in all of their allotted areas. They will complete the work along Raytown Road/Trafficway by Monday ahead of the paving contractor.

The asphalt overlay contractor is scheduled to begin work the week of Monday, October 3rd and will prepare and pave Raytown Road / Raytown Trafficway first, using the ½ inch Ultra-Thin Bonded Surfacing. All other 2” mill and overlay streets will be milled the next week and then paved the week after.

The LWA seal program is still on hold and scheduled to begin after the second concrete curb/sidewalk contractor has completed their concrete work.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

October 5 – IHOP Ribbon Cutting; 350 Hwy & Raytown Road, 9:00am
October 6 – Planning and Zoning Commission; Council Chambers, 7:00pm

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