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City Administrator’s Report for 7/6/2012

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

Administration

The City Clerk’s office has been contacted regarding representatives of a trash hauling company going door-to-door offering residential trash, recyclables and yard waste pickup services. Waste Services, LLC is not licensed to do business in Raytown nor have they been issued a Solicitor and/or Peddlers permit. The City has contacted Waste Services, LLC and notified the company of the requirement to obtain a business license. Some citizens have reportedly been told their existing trash hauler will no longer be providing service in their area. Citizens with questions about their current trash service are encouraged to contact their current provider, to always do business with properly licensed companies and always read the fine print before signing any documents.

The 2012 MML Annual Conference is scheduled for September 16th – 19th at the Tan-Tar-A Resort. As in the past, reservations may be made by contacting Teresa Henry, City Clerk.

Community Development

Neighborhood Services and Public Works personnel have completed multiple sign sweeps over the past two weeks in advance of the All-Star Game at Kaufman Stadium. The sign sweeps have removed signs that have been placed illegally within the street and highway right-of-ways. Though staff regularly performs sign sweeps throughout each month, the efforts have been increased to enhance the appearance of the community during this event.

As part of the City’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3), Builders Development Corporation (BDC) has purchased the vacant property located on the southwest corner of Willow Avenue and 53rd Street and will construct a home on this property later this year. Construction continues on the third NSP3 house located at 5428 Sterling; it is anticipated this house will be completed later this summer.

Revised construction plans for a new Hy-Vee Convenience Store were submitted to the Community Development Department this week. The convenience store is to be located at 9401 Highway 350, which is the location of the former Jeep dealership. The demolition permit for removal of the building and asphalt parking on the property has been issued by the Community Development Department. The building is anticipated to be knocked down by the end of day, Friday, July 6th, and debris removal within two weeks thereafter. Construction to begin on the new Hy-Vee Convenience store is yet to be determined.

Parks & Recreation

On Saturday, July 7th, area residents are encouraged to come out to Colman-Livingood Park for an evening of family fun and enjoyment sponsored by Players’ Paradise. The KC Metro Youth Sports program will host a wiffle-ball home run derby at 8:15pm with prizes sponsored by Players’ Paradise and McDonalds. Then the movie “The Sandlot” will begin around dusk (about 9:15pm) and concessions are by Raytown Friends of the Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an enjoyable evening under the stars.

Public Works

The minor renovation to the main office continues, moving of walls and painting is completed and carpet is being laid. The Court storage room work is completed; pending delivery and installation of shelving.

Crews work towards completing pothole and curbing repairs along the major routes in Raytown before the All-Star week. Street sweeping is the last item to be addressed, work will continue into next week. Properties along the major routes in Raytown have been mowed.

Asphalt crews placed 4 tons of asphalt pothole patch and some minor curb repair; Sign crew performed routine bulb and sign replacement. Replacing old/weathered signs as available from existing sign inventory. Also crews are completing tree trimming in all areas for line of sight and clearance of traffic signs.

Mechanics Shop have completed monthly preventive maintenance schedules and had some minor repairs for the Police and Public Works departments.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

July 10 – Fire Board Meeting; Station 1, 9:00am
July 12 – Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting; Council Chambers, 7:00pm

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