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WIR 8/24/18

WIR 8/24/18
Posted on 08/24/2018
Friday Greetings,

Early Sunday morning, a motorist slammed into the 26th Avenue Pump Station building. The driver sustained serious injuries and the vehicle caused substantial structural damage to the building. The 26th Avenue Pump Station houses three of the City’s eighteen storm water pumps.  

City crews and structural engineers determined that the structure is not stable, and the pumps cannot be activated as the vibration may cause the building to collapse, causing further damage. Emergency building repairs are underway, but due to the substantial damage, these repairs may take up to a month to complete. The City has installed emergency pumps, but the temporary pumps do not have the capacity of the permanent pumps. 

North Kansas City’s storm water drains into the Missouri River using a gravity feed system. Due to North Kansas City’s flat topography, when the Missouri River stage reaches 20 feet, the storm water must be pumped to the river. While crews repair the building, storm water may not drain as quickly, and shallow street flooding may occur in the area served by the 26th Avenue Pump Station. This area generally consists of 23rd Avenue to 32nd Avenue and Howell Street to Murray Drive.  

City crews will be closely monitoring road conditions. Important updates will be distributed via the City’s communication channels including Textcaster, Nixle, www.nkc.org and the City’s social media accounts. Residents and businesses will be notified when the 26th Avenue Pump Station repairs are complete.

The City recently requested the services of a ISA Certified Arborist to assess the condition of three mature Sycamore trees located next to and inside the playground perimeter at the northwest corner of Macken Park. Custom Tree Care notified us that these three trees have structural defects including cavities, large dead limbs, strong lean, and split branches and trunk wood. Unfortunately, due to these defects and the location of the trees, they recommend removing all three trees to eliminate any potential hazard.  The contractor began removing the sycamore trees this week and will complete the project next week. 

The Proposed Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 has been posted to the City’s website – to view the budget, click here.  The first workshop will be Wednesday, September 5 at 6 p.m.

The City cut the ribbon on the new Armour Road Gateway on Tuesday evening.  Photos from the ribbon cutting are on the City’s Facebook page. 

Today at 3 p.m., the City will cut the ribbon for Diamond Parkway and the region’s first two-way protected cycle track in the One North redevelopment area. This new road and cycle track connects 16th Avenue to Armour Road east of Interstate 29/35.

Join us on Wednesday, August 29 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Parks & Recreation Center as we host the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce for their 5th Wednesday Coffee event.
Upcoming Meetings and Events:  

City Council Special Meeting – Tuesday, August 28, 7 p.m.
Northland Regional Chamber of Coffee 5th Wednesday Coffee – Wednesday, August 29, 7:30 a.m.
Labor Day – City Offices Closed – Monday, September 3
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, September 4, 6 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, September 4, 7 p.m.
City Council Budget Work Session – Wednesday, September 5, 6 p.m.
Friday in the Park – Friday, September 7, 11:30 a.m.
City Council Budget Work Session – Tuesday, September 11, 6 p.m.
Friday in the Park – Friday, September 14, 11:30 a.m.
Second Saturday – Saturday, September 15
Back to School Bash – September 15, 6-8:30 p.m.
Movies in the Park – September 15, begins at dusk
City Council Work Session – Tuesday, September 18, 6 p.m.
City Council Regular Meeting – Tuesday, September 18, 7 p.m.

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