City to give up property for school expansion PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:39

By ELLY GRIMM

• Leader & Times

 

The Liberal City Commission will be taking on a rather light agenda at their meeting tonight.

The first item on the agenda will be the discussion of real estate. The recommendation is for the commission to sell a piece of property at 11th Street and Calvert in northeast Liberal back to Park Properties, Inc. for the construction of facilities for USD 480.

The school district has negotiated with Park Properties, Inc. to buy the property as part of the school expansion project.

More discussion on the upcoming water line project at 11th Street from Western Avenue to Stadium Road will also be taking place. Bids were opened on April 10 and a bid from King Enterprises was accepted, according to the minutes. However, the bid was roughly 20 percent over estimate and so to help costs, city water staff will be doing part of the work in-house. Staff will be asking the commissioners to consider the project.

The annual Chip Seal Bid award project will also be discussed. Staff is looking to seal the area west of Kansas Avenue and south of the railroad tracks. Staff will be requesting the commission’s consideration not to go over $320,000. B&H Paving in Scott City will be in charge of the project.

Changes to the Housing Incentive program will also be up for discussion from Housing and Community Development Director Karen LaFreniere and Economic Development Director Jeff Parsons.

The last item on the agenda will be discussion of a full term appointment to Stan Lehnert on the Liberal Memorial Library board.

City manager Mark Hall will present his report and then items from commissioners and discussion of vouchers will be the last items before adjournment.

 
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