LS voters approve bond issue for public safety improvements

If you're paying attention to recent trends, it should come as no surprise to hear Lee's Summit voters approved the no-tax increase bond measure last week. The overwhelming number of "yes" votes (36,713 votes or nearly 80 percent) will make $14.5 million available for public safety improvements in Lee's Summit.

Among the major plans set to benefit from the approval will be a new state-of-the-art communications system for the Lee's Summit police and fire departments and the purchase of land and accompanying development of a replacement for LSFD Station No. 3. Station 3 was originally built in 1970. The communications system upgrade will make Lee’s Summit a part of the Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System or MARRS. Lee's Summit's current system is not digital and therefore incompatible with most other departments in the Kansas City area. 

Funds from the bond will also make it possible for Lee's Summit to replace older equipment and set up a comprehensive wireless and fiber connections to buildings and facilities operated by the City.

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In other election news, area voters approved a property tax increase for the Mid-Continent Public Library system. The 25 percent increase will allow the metro-area library system to renovate some of its existing locations, as well as build new libraries.