Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2005

Council to vote on upgrade to 147th Street

May 5, 2005

Basehor city officials have targeted a quarter-mile stretch of roadway on 147th Street for improvements, and Monday night the governing body could take steps to make that goal a reality.

According to the city's agenda for its Monday meeting, Basehor City Council members will vote whether to improve 147th Street from Parallel Road to the city's northern limits.

City officials have previously stated their desire to improve 147th Street -- as of now a deteriorating roadway littered with large potholes and broken asphalt -- because of its importance to the nearby Highview Industrial Park. Improving the road would not only help the industrial park, city officials contend, it could also open up vacant land tracts nearby for development.

During a work session in April, Basehor city engineer Joe McAfee submitted a plan to Council members that included removing hillsides, adding ditches and laying down a base of gravel for 147th Street.

On Monday night, city superintendent Gene Myracle is expected to submit figures for the 147th Street project that go beyond McAfee's original plan. Basehor mayor Chris Garcia said Myracle is to present council members with estimates for improving the roadway with six inches of asphalt.

The remainder of the Council's agenda for Monday night is listed below:

  • Call to public: Jeremy Kovac of Aerial FX, Inc., will request approval from City Council members for a fireworks display at the Falcon Lakes development in north Basehor on June 3 and the Fourth of July.
  • Discussion item: Lynn McClure, director of Leavenworth Area Development, will present the organization's annual report and discuss with council members an annual municipal contribution.
  • Reconsider motion made on April 25 pertaining to preliminary development plan/preliminary plat for the Tomahawk Valley development.
  • Consider amendment to neighborhood revitalization plan attachments A and B.
  • Consider amendment to municipal policy 5.04 MP regarding wastewater connection and treatment fees.
  • Consider purchase of generator for public works department.
  • Consider authorizing city superintendent to attend water environment federation technical education conference Oct. 29 through Nov. 2.
  • Consider ordinance waiving right to protest benefit districts.
  • Consider a resolution of the city's requesting the Leavenworth County Commission to make certain findings regarding annexation of property.
  • Consider release of right of way to vacate the east/west alley between 155th Terrace and 156th Street and the north half of the north/south alley between Hickory and Maple streets.
  • Consider sponsoring "Chris Cakes" for Basehor Dairy Daze Festival.
  • Schedule joint work session with governing body and planning commission.

The city is also scheduled to host a work session following the City Council meeting. According to the work session agenda, the City Council will discuss uniformity and procedures for future developments.

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