Archive for Thursday, March 31, 2005

Basehor looks at upgrade to waste plant

March 31, 2005

The Basehor City Council will host a special meeting next week to discuss, and possibly take action on, a contract with an engineering company the city is considering hiring to design upgrades to the Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Council members approved the special meeting date during a monthly meeting Monday night. The special meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4 in the Council chambers at City Hall.

The City Council will consider hiring Professional Engineering Consultants, a firm with offices in Lawrence, Wichita and Topeka, to design the treatment facility upgrades. City engineer Joe McAfee recommended hiring the design firm, officials said.

The treatment plant was built in 2001 as an expandable facility. Currently, the treatment plant, in phase one, can process 535,000 gallons per day. Once the plant is built out to its capacity, the facility will be able to treat 2.2 million gallons per day and serve a population as high as 20,000.

City officials are exploring an expansion project for the treatment facility that would alter the treatment plant to its fourth phase. The project is estimated to cost $3.5 million.

In other action, the City Council:

  • Authorized the utility billing clerk to begin process of notifying delinquent sewer and solid waste customers of possible liens on their property.
  • Tabled a rezoning request from Miles Excavating Inc.
  • Approved, 4-0, a rezoning request from multi-family residential to commercial for Benchmark Enterprises.
  • Approved, 4-0, a $155,950 street overlay plan.
  • Approved, 4-0, a $40,000 payment for insurance package and authorized the city clerk to continue with a risk management study.
  • Approved, 4-0, removing 15756 Cedar Lane from monthly sewer billing.
  • Approved, 4-0, a $46,229 payment to WCDI Construction Co. for partial work performed on City Hall parking lot.

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