Council to approve construction of new shelter
A proposed project at a city park is expected to gain approval by the Basehor City Council at its next meeting, city officials said.
On Monday, Nov. 19, the City Council is scheduled to make a decision on, among other things, the construction of a new shelter house located at Basehor City Park.
Basehor Mayor Bill Hooker said he thought council members would approve the project.
"It virtually has already been approved," Hooker said. "It has already been budgeted, so I would expect it will be approved."
The shelter house will be 30 feet wide and 30 feet long in size and will have a tin or aluminum roof, city officials said.
The cost of the shelter house, approximately $18,000, is being paid for by the Basehor Park Advisory Board, from funds raised through volunteer work at the Sandstone Ampitheatre and recycling cans.
The Park Advisory Board also receives a percentage of the city's liquor tax and that money has been earmarked for the shelter house.
Should the shelter house gain council approval, the project could begin as soon as this month, Basehor Park Advisory Board president Mary Ohler said.
"It is supposed to begin this month and hopefully it won't take too long," Ohler said.
The shelter house, which will feature several picnic tables, will be a benefit to those families hosting events at the shelter house, Ohler said.
"We will have a picnic tables in it and it will be a nice place for people to use when they are at the park," she said.
The shelter house is being built in honor of a deceased city of Basehor employee, who was instrumental in the beginning stages of the city park.
Ohler said the shelter house is being built in honor of former City Superintendent Bill Mogle, who died in 1998.
"It is being built in memory of Bill," Ohler said. "He helped us a lot when he was with the city."