Welcome to the City Portal, the City's biweekly round up of all the latest City news you could ever want and more! This newsletter will be chock full of information about events, development and City services. We will still be covering COVID-19 in the COVID-19 Briefing section at the end of this newsletter.
Lee's Summit Rundown
There's a new episode of the City's video series "Lee's Summit Rundown" out now. Take a dive into big topics impacting residents of Lee's Summit and while you're here, get to know Councilmember Bob Johnson!
Watch individual segments or the entire episode. This episode includes:
- Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation Unplug and Explore Challenge
- Downtown Sculpture Walk
- Councilmember Bob Johnson
- Fireworks Safety
Have a topic you'd like to learn more about? Send an email to communications@cityofLS.net.
Rock the Amp
A Tribute to the Bands of Woodstock
Enjoy three days of "Peace, Love and Music" 50 years after Woodstock on Saturday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Watch as this iconic festival is recreated right before your eyes!
Gates open at 6 p.m. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Please bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs.
City Council Update
July 6, Regular Session
Summit Point Phase II. City Council advanced to second reading an ordinance approving a preliminary development plan for phase two of the Summit Point apartment complex. Summit Point is located near Northeast Chipman Road and Northeast Independence Avenue. The second phase will add 144 units on about seven acres north of the existing Summit Point apartment complex. Since the proposed development is located near a floodplain, an updated Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) study will need to be submitted before any final development plans will be approved.
Bailey Farms Subdivision. City Council advanced to second reading an ordinance approving a rezoning request and preliminary development plan for the Bailey Farms development near Southeast Bailey Road and Southeast Ranson Road. The project will be divided into three subdivisions. The Cornerstone at Bailey Farms will consist of 43 single-family lots and 32 two-family lots with maintenance provided. The Retreat at Bailey Farms will have 73 single-family homes and the Manor at Bailey Farms will have 103 single-family homes. There will also be an amenity area with a pool, tennis courts and playground area.
Recognition of City Manager Stephen Arbo. City Manager Stephen Arbo was recognized for receiving the 2021 Mid-America Regional Council’s Regional Leadership Award. Mr. Arbo is the co-chair of the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee and this award recognizes his role in the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
City Council Redistricting. City Council received a written update on City Council redistricting. Development Services performed a preliminary analysis of changes in population based on information currently available and prepared three conceptual scenarios to balance the population between the four districts. The estimates provided by council district are ahead of the release of 2020 census data, which is expected in September 2021.
We're excited to have so many visitors at Summit Waves. However, this has resulted in long lines to purchase single visit passes. To help alleviate the long wait, single visit passes must be purchased online before arrival at the water park.
Season passes can be purchased in person or online.
Family Fun Night
July 12, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy the park after hours! There will be a DJ, games, giveaways, concessions and more!
- Residents: $5
- Non-residents: $6
- Season passholders: FREE!
July 1, 2021 - Rockhurst University and William Jewel College will require faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated for the fall semester. However, both private schools offer exemptions.
June 30, 2021 - “If you are vaccinated, you are safe from the variants that are circulating here in the United States,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on “Today.”
As of July 7, 2021:
- More than 182 million people across the United States have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- 5,002,264 total vaccine doses administered in Missouri.
- 44.9% of Missourians have received at least one vaccine dose.
- 36.9% of Jackson County residents are fully vaccinated.