Two-Part Street Improvement Plan Presented To Eureka City Council
At their regular meeting held on Monday, June 22, City Administrator Ian Martell presented Eureka City Council members with a new draft of BG Consultants’ plan for street improvements. The company suggested completing the remaining streets in two phases. A map of streets included within the scope of the project are listed above. Roadways that have already been completed are represented by a green dash. A legend as well as the estimated cost for each remaining stretch are provided in the image above. Matching grant funds will potentially allow the city to complete $1.2 million worth of construction in the first phase of road work. Martell told the council that it would be possible to attain Community Block Grant funds twice for the completion of street projects. Councilman Jason Brandt voiced concerns regarding the proposed street plan. Brandt stated, “My one concern with this (referencing the map) is; 1 x so, 6 the full construction of 3rd street ends at Maple, $37.3 but just a couple of council meetings ago, we had some gentlemen in here; that street has been overlaid so many times that now it is above the curb.” Martell told Brandt that he was correct, but this work would not be possible within the projects available budget. He noted that officials could look at completing work to 3rd and Maple outside of block grant plans. Before discussion of the subject concluded, Martell told council members that South Central Kansas Economic Development District (SCKEDD) is working to complete the grant application process. He told the council that Eureka has every reason to think the city will be successful. News regarding the outcome of the application should be received this fall.
Council members approved an amended contract with Olsson Associates regarding the surface treatment of the runway and turnaround at Lt. William M. Milliken Air-port. Olsson and Associates will act as a general 5consultant, overseeing the construction and providing technical assistance. One bid was received for the position of contractor from Enterprise/Ameriseal Inc., in the amount of $321,938.53. The bid came in $151,405.37 under the original estimate. Leftover Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds will be carried over and utilized to complete next year’s airport project(s). Among the items discussed for future completion was the possibility of poring pads to make the airport more accessible for aerial sprayers.
Following the statement that the city’s Guest Tax funds are low this year, council members opted to reduce funds allocated to community events. Councilman Jason Brandt recommended that the following amounts be distributed: $1,500 for the Eureka Pro Rodeo; $2,500 for the Party in the Park fireworks display, $750 for the Field Trials and $1,000 for Eureka Days. After a brief discussion, 121 N. Council Oak, Eurek members approved the afore mentioned contributions.
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