Mayor Bill Baird presented a proclamation to members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recognizing Constitution Week, which takes place annually the week of September 17 - September 23. The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the United States Constitution which was originally signed and adopted by the Founding Fathers on September 17, 1787.
Fire Department Apparatus Deployment Review
Council heard a presentation from Lee’s Summit Fire Chief Mike Snider on the Fire Department’s recommendation to relocate an apparatus (ambulance) from Station No. 7 to Station No. 3. District 3 has the highest EMS demand of all districts with 1,738 responses in 2020. This is in comparison to District 7, which had 300 responses in 2020. Currently, Station No. 3 relies on adjacent district rescues to respond to calls within their service area. Repositioning the ambulance to Station No. 3 will improve response times and service delivery, and follow the Fire Department’s Standards of Cover recommendation. When resources become available, the department will add an additional apparatus in District 7.