City Finalizes Streets Package, Sets Demolitions

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City Commissioners finalized the special 2022 streets package during Monday’s regular meeting, authorizing just over $1 million in streets work with contracts for both Herzog Contracting and Little Joe’s Asphalt.

Herzog, which was awarded a different streets contract in the previous commission meeting, will handle mill and overlay on Main Street, from Second Street all the way to 17th Street. Part of that is from the state CCLIP program, which handles highways and includes K-7 Highway from the intersections of Main and 10th streets to the intersection of Country Club and 17th streets.

Little Joe’s will do work on portions of 13th Street, Granduer, Country Club, 14th Street, Westridge, Hillcrest Court, Holiday Drive, Jayhawk Drive, Howe Street, Maple Street, O Street, 10th Street, Walnut, 21st and 22nd streets, Highland Avenue and N Street. Residents can expect for the official map on the scope of the project to be released when road work begins.

Commissioners approved by resolution May 19 deadlines for bringing properties at 119 S. 15th Street, 221 N. 12th Street, 627 N. 1st Street, 719 Spruce Street and 1027 N. Seventh Street up to code or they will have demolition orders issued. A property at 1011 N. Seventh Street was given until June 20 and a property at 1029 Parallel Street until Dec. 19 to be brought up to code or those would also face a demolition order.

Commissioners on Monday also denied the rezoning of 1103 N. Fourth Street and 403 L Street from R-1 to R-2, upholding a decision made by the Planning and Zoning Commission during their April meeting. The commission also approved land and easement requests related to the Amelia Earhart Airport east-west runway project, clearing the way for survey work and construction on that project over the next two years.

Following the regular meeting, commissioners and staff adjourned to the first budget workshop of the year, which focused on goals and priority setting for the 2023 budget.

The next regular city commission meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in the commission room.