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City Administrator’s Report for 10/12/2012

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

Finance

Beginning October 22nd Jackson County will be shutting down their tax software system for updating. This process is referred to as “Plan B” and is scheduled to last through November 6th. The City will shut down its County windows during this time as well since there will be no access to County data. Anyone needing to conduct County business will need to go to the Independence office or the main County office. City staff hopes to utilize this time to complete a few special projects.

Community Development

Construction of the new Hy-Vee Convenience store continued this past week with further work on the underground storage tanks and building occurring. They anticipate beginning construction work next week to extend the left turn lane on Eastbound Highway 350. They have also indicated that they anticipate the store will be open by the end of this year.

John Benson and Tom Cole along with Leslie Karr, Manager of Current Planning for the City of Overland Park, presented a session on the evolution of suburban corridors at the Missouri-Kansas American Planning Association Conference, held this week in Kansas City. Their presentation focused on the Highway 350 Corridor and Metcalf Avenue and how each City developed and implemented a corridor plan.

Public Works

The Light Weight Aggregate Seal contractor has completed all areas. They will continue to check streets, driveways and vacuum.

The 83rd Street bridge deck repair began this week. Traffic control will be done to keep both directions of traffic open.

The Sanitary Sewer Crew cleaned 12,238 feet of main and replaced 18” of sunken sidewalk, curb and the ADA ramp at 86th Street and Westridge. The Street Crew installed 25 tons of asphalt surfaces patching and milled about 1,300 square feet of street surface. They also repaired sunken streets due to the drought with 21 tons of asphalt. The Street Sweeper swept 41 lane miles of roadway.

Information Technology

Request for service included; 44 computers, 3 telephones, 3 government channel, 1 door lock, and 1 website update. The network, server, telephone, government channel, electronic security doors and website are at optimum functionality.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

October 15 – Raytown Police Pension Board of Trustees Special Meeting 8:00 a.m.
Municipal Court 6:00 p.m.
Raytown Park Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
October 16 – Raytown Board of Aldermen Work Session 6:00 p.m.
Raytown Board of Aldermen Meeting 7:00 p.m.
October 17 – Municipal Court 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
October 18 – Council on Aging 4:15 p.m.
Human Relations Commission 6:00 p.m.

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