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City Administrator’s Report for 10/28/2011

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

Administration / Economic Development
On Tuesday, October 25th, the Mayor and City Administrator attended a meeting with officials from Jackson County, regarding Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Economic Development and Smart Growth via the regional rail project.

On Tuesday, October 25th, the City Administrator Mahesh gave a presentation to the Raytown Rotary Club concerning the City’s 2011 – 2012 Budget.

On Wednesday, October 26th, the Economic Development Administrator updated the Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce on the progress of various development projects at their monthly luncheon.

Information Technology
Jackson County tax-collection data system and Ascend database will be back on-line with the 2011 taxes calculated on Monday October 31.

Community Development
Neighborhood Services had 72 cases in Municipal Court on Wednesday, October 19th, with 32 cases relating to property maintenance violations with unlicensed vehicles and parking on the grass accounting for 15 cases. There were also 11 cases involving grass and weed violations and 12 animal control cases. The remaining 2 cases related to properties not being registered with the city as vacant or abandoned. 25 of the cases resulted in persons being found guilty of the applicable violation, 28 persons did not appear for court, which resulted in issuance of arrest warrants for them, 13 cases were continued to a future court date, and 6 cases were dismissed.

Staff will be participating in meetings the Raytown Main Street Association will be holding with business and property owners to discuss various types of streetscape improvements that other cities have made and what may occur in the Raytown Central Business District. Additionally Staff will provide information on regional discussions relating to possible development of transit and bicycle/pedestrian trail along the Rock Island corridor. The meetings are scheduled for November 1st and November 3rd, from 7:30am to 8:30am and from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at the Fraternal Order of Police Building (corner 63rd St and Blue Ridge Blvd).

Public Works
Crews placed 11 tons of Asphalt in Spring Valley and Willow & 70th Terrace area; performed routine sign and signal replacement/maintenance; corrected pedestrian light assemblies; and removed/installed “Snow Route” signs to reflect updated ordinance.

The concrete curb/sidewalk contractor has 3 areas remaining to complete the concrete work. The asphalt overlay contractor has completed all of the paving. Their striping subcontractor has completed all of their work except for the bike path symbols on 59th Street, as well as the parking lot striping at the EMS facility. The LWA seal program contractor has completed all of the paving. They are still in the process of clean-up, sweeping, and vacuuming the loose chips.

The 350 Highway Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail consulting team will deliver preliminary engineered drawings next week.

The 86th Terrace & Evanston sanitary sewer contractor has completed a little more than half of the sanitary sewer main replacement.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events
November 1 – Board of Aldermen Work Session; Council Chambers, 6:00pm
November 1 – Board of Aldermen Meeting; Council Chambers, 7:00pm


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