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.
The Saturday Farmers Market Returns to Downtown
With relaxed restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the Farmers Market can now return to downtown.
Visit the Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at Second and Douglas Streets in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Free public parking is available in the City Hall parking garage at the corner of Second and Green Streets.
The Gateway to Downtown
The City is designing infrastructure improvements for the Third Street corridor from Blue Parkway to Jefferson Street, a project approved by voters with the passage of the 2017 sales tax initiative.
The overview, conceptual plans and project exhibits are available for public comment. The deadline to comment is June 1.
City Council Update
Airport Business Plan. City Council adopted a resolution approving the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport’s updated business plan. The current business plan was developed in 2008. The City worked with consultants to identify the airport’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. They then took those findings and developed a plan to provide guidance for airport operations and growth. Major recommendations included the attraction of corporate aviation, hangar development, new branding, non-aviation property development and improved terminal amenities and services.
Colbern Road Improvements. City Council adopted an ordinance approving two agreements related to improvements to Colbern Road. The City received $8 million from the Governor’s Transportation Cost Share Program and $3,975,000 from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to reconstruct Colbern Road between M-350 Highway and Douglas Street. The improvements would include additional lanes, storm water management, street lighting, curb, sidewalks, a shared-use path and bridge replacement. The project would enhance safety, expand capacity and promote economic development in the area.
Beekeeping Regulations. City Council adopted an ordinance approving new beekeeping regulations and adding a fee for beekeeping. Among the updated regulations, no hive, stand or apiary shall be placed closer than 25 feet to the property line of an adjoining property; closer than 50 feet to another house or building; and closer than 50 feet to the nearest edge of a public street or sidewalk. Anyone keeping bees must obtain a license, which costs $10 per property.
National Economic Development Week. Mayor Bill Baird issued a proclamation recognizing National Economic Development Week, which takes place from May 9 through May 15.
The City is hiring a variety of positions! Are you a great fit?
APPLY | Assistant Director of Finance - Controller
APPLY | Assistant Director of Finance/Cash and Debt
The City of Lee’s Summit is looking for two highly qualified individuals to join the finance department. Both positions work closely with the finance director assisting with accounting records, financial reports, treasury management and more! Salary ranges $79,747 - $119,620.
APPLY | Audiovisual Technician
The City is looking for a part-time audiovisual technician to work in the evenings. The position facilitates and provides audiovisual technical support for City meetings, including live broadcasts. The salary starts at $16 per hour.
APPLY | Field Engineering Inspector
Development Services is looking to fill the position of field engineering inspector. This individual would report to the engineering inspections manager and would inspect work related to public and private infrastructure, in particular related to private development and right-of way activities.
May 10, 2021 | FDA announced kids between 12 and 15 years old can now receive the Pfizer COVID vaccine.
May 9, 2021 | Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said he was open to relaxing indoor masking rules as more Americans are vaccinated against the virus.
May 7, 2021 | COVID-19 is most commonly spread through the air, updated CDC guidance says.
May 6, 2021 | The Jackson County Health Department is offering onsite vaccine clinics to businesses, churches, schools and community organizations. Must have a minimum of 10 participants to schedule a clinic.
The Jackson County Health Department is providing two vaccination opportunities this week. Appointments are required.
May 13 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | The View Community Center - 13500 Byars Rd., Grandview, Mo
May 14 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | New City Church - 8622 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo
May 14 from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Grain Valley Community Center - 713 N Main St., Grain Valley, Mo
Find information about additional vaccination opportunties on the City's vaccine webpage.