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City Administrator’s Report for 8/17/2012

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


Community Development

Construction continues on the Chipotle restaurant in the Gregory Square Shopping Center at Highway 350 and Gregory Boulevard. A construction permit was issued and work began this week on the interior finish for the Game Stop store. In addition, interior construction plans were also received and are being reviewed for the planned Jimmy Johns restaurant.

The Community Development Department, Public Works Department, Raytown Fire Protection District and the Missouri Department of Transportation Department have all approved the construction plans and public improvement plans for the planned Hy-Vee Convenience Store to be constructed at 9401 E. Highway 350, which is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Highway 350 and Maple Avenue. Staff is awaiting Hy-Vee and their contractors to obtain the construction permits for the project.

Three sets of 2012 International Construction and Property Maintenance Codes that are now available for public review; one in the City Clerk’s Office and two in the Building Department. In addition, staff has provided information on the city’s web site regarding the proposed code updates that are being considered as well as a comment form that persons can use to provide written comments and questions regarding the proposed codes.


Staff has begun instructing its 17th Emergency Medical Technician Program; the previous class finished in July with almost a one hundred percent (100%) pass rate.

The department recently applied for and received a grant from Firehouse Subs for over $30,000. This grant was used to purchase two Autopulse automated CPR devices. These devices are used to provide continuous CPR to patients who have suffered cardiac arrest. While conventional CPR is always appropriate, there are often times when this must be stopped to move patients from room to room or down a flight of stairs. Anytime there is a delay or pause in CPR, this is a disadvantage to the patient. With this new device, CPR can be performed on a continuous basis with no need for interruption. Raytown EMS is being recognized and a dedication event is being held to display the device on Wednesday August 22, 2012 at 3:30pm at the Firehouse Subs restaurant at 4167 Sterling Avenue in Kansas City.

There will be a Community Center Blood Drive, Friday, August 31st, 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Willard H. Ross Emergency Medical Services Building. Schedule your appointment online www.esavealifenow.org or call 737-6030. Those who attempt to donate blood will receive a certificate for a FREE Papa Murphy’s pizza.

Parks & Recreation

The Raytown Artists Association will sponsor their 6th Annual Art Show at St Paul’s Church of the Nazarene (8500 E 80th Terrace) from 9:30am to 5:30pm on August 24th thru 26th. The Artists’ Reception and Awards will follow Friday’s showing at 6:30pm on August 24th. Attendees can shop for prints and gift cards of artist’s original works and participate in the silent auction of donated works, proceeds to benefit the 2013 Raytown High School Art Scholarship; admission is free.

Public Works

Crews have placed 13.5 tons of asphalt patch in preparation for the Light Weight Aggregate Seal Coat project; cleaned 16,157 feet of sewer lines; painted pavement markings at 3 locations; continue milling asphalt for the installation of intersection markings and have swept 34 lane miles.

The concrete curb, sidewalk, and pavement replacement project is ahead of schedule. The contractor has completed much of the work in the northern areas of the city and is progressing to the south work areas.

Staff will be conducting a preconstruction meeting with Superior Bowen Asphalt Company, Inc. regarding the asphalt overlay project to establish an anticipated September start date.

Water main breaks continue at an elevated rate due to soil movement caused by the dry weather. Staff anticipates water main break activity to remain above normal for the next several months. Crews will continue to verify compliance with right-of-way construction standards at all locations.

The Kansas City water main contractor has completed the water main installation work along Woodson. The contractor is still working in the area completing landscaping and roadway restoration work.

The school zone flashing lights were turned on late Wednesday in preparation for the start of school on Monday, August 20th.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

August 20 – Park Board Meeting; Park Office, 7:00pm
August 21 – Chamber Morning Coffee; Historical Society Museum, 7:30am – 8:30 am
August 21 – Board of Aldermen Meeting; Council Chambers, 7:00pm

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