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City Administrator’s Report for 6/21/2012

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

Public Works

 
The annual concrete repair program is progressing well. The contractor is 90% complete with the project. The contractor is replacing curb that does not drain correctly or has significant deterioration. The contractor is also replacing sidewalk that has a trip hazard. Locations of the repairs are in areas where the asphalt overlay and light weight aggregate projects will take place later in the summer.
 
Wiedenmann & Godfrey construction is 80% complete with a sewer line replacement project at 85th and Ford to repair a partially collapsed sewer line.
 
The Public Works crews are making good progress repairing asphalt in preparation for the asphalt overlay and light weight aggregate seal coat projects. The crews placed 17.5 tons of asphalt this week.
 
Public Works utilized a specialty contractor to treat sewer lines where tree root intrusion has been an issue. Tree roots are a common cause of damage to sewer lines and leads to collapsed lines, sewer backups, and expensive repairs. Dukes Root Control, Inc. treated several sanitary sewer lines to prevent the growth of tree roots in the sewer lines thereby preserving the integrity of the pipe line and helping to reduce the potential for sewer backups.
 
Public Works will hold a pre-bid meeting for the White Oak West Line A Sanitary Sewer Project on Monday, June 24, at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall. The bid for the project is due on Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Public Affairs and Development

 

GE Power & Water’s Air Filtration business announced that it plans to move 170 positions of the 750-employee division to Overland Park, Kan. The move is tentatively scheduled for late August.
 
The Air Filtration business no longer requires the large office building on 63rd Street in Raytown, where it has been located for more than 30 years. Therefore, the business explored office buildings around the entire Kansas City metro area for space that better meets the needs of the smaller headquarters’ workforce.
 
Over recent years, employee growth of the Air Filtration business has shifted away from headquarters in favor of its manufacturing and field locations, in particular in Slater, MO, where the Air Filtration business has grown significantly with the hiring of 100 people in the last year.
 
Police
Again this year, Raytown Emergency Preparedness is happy to host the Raytown Amateur Radio Club during Field Day. This annual exercise tests amateur radio operators’ ability to communicate using alternative power sources as would occur during a “real-life” disaster such as hurricane, wide-spread tornado damage, etc. This event is open to the public; set up for the event is on Friday, June 21st. The exercise begins at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd extending through Sunday, June 23rd, ending around 1:00 p.m. Feel free to stop by and talk with this fine group of folks. The Radio Club is very cordial and knowledgeable and will welcome a chance to explain processes and procedures to newcomers to amateur radio.
 
Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events
June 25 – Fire Board Meeting – Station #1 9:00 a.m.

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