Archive for Thursday, May 12, 2005

Basehor to proceed with 147th St. repairs

May 12, 2005

The Basehor City Council approved Monday night proceeding with plans to improve a dilapidated section of roadway that members deem vital to economic development.

Council members unanimously approved authorizing city engineers to begin design plans for improving 147th Street and also beefing up the intersection at 147th Street and Parallel Road. City officials said the engineer's design would take 30 to 45 days.

City officials have previously stated their desire to improve 147th Street -- 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.

The improvement project will include laying eight inches of asphalt and making the roadway 28 feet wide between Parallel Road and the city's northern limits, approximately 300 feet north of the industrial park. The intersection of 147th Street and Parallel also will be improved.

In other action, the Council:

  • Approved, 5-0, an amendment to the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan concerning a legal description and map.
  • Approved, 5-0, municipal policy setting fees, permits and licensing costs.
  • Approved, 5-0, an amendment to municipal policy 5.04 regarding wastewater connection and treatment fees.
  • Approved, 5-0, spending no more than $2,200 for a generator to be used by the public works department.
  • Approved, 5-0, authorizing Basehor city superintendent Gene Myracle to attend the Water Environment Federation Technical Education Conference Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.
  • Approved, 5-0, an ordinance waiving the right to protest benefit districts. A 10-year sunset clause was added to the ordinance.
  • Approved, 5-0, an amendment to an ordinance regarding permits for the sale of fireworks, fees and issuance.
  • Approved, 4-1, a resolution requesting the Leavenworth County Commission make certain findings regarding the annexation of property. City Council member Bill Hooker voted against the resolution.
  • Approved, 5-0, releasing 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.
  • Approved, 5-0, paying $408 for "Chris Cakes," a Louisburg company, to sell pancakes during the Basehor fall festival in October.

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