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Council to decide tonight whether to add renewal of Capital Improvement Tax to April ballot

Council to decide tonight whether to add renewal of Capital Improvement Tax to April ballot

If renewed, tax could provide more than $100 million in funds for road projects, transportation safety and capacity related issues and stormwater solutions

As the City of Lee's Summit looks to continued growth and development, City staff is proposing the Lee's Summit City Council put a renewal of a Capital Improvement tax before voters in April. If approved, the renewed tax would last 15 years and is estimated to provide more than $100 million in funding for road projects, transportation safety and capacity related issues and stormwater solutions.

District 1 Council member Rob Binney said a renewal of the tax will allow the City to keep pace with growing infrastructure and safety issues.

"We have to continue to address the infrastructure needs of our growing city," he said. "As this money comes in each year, we will have the opportunity to further our ongoing efforts to improve capacity and safety, as well as further prepare ourselves for even more economic development and growth."

A glance at the City staff's presentation (shown below) to Council offers some insight into proposed uses for the funds. 

Tonight's Council agenda also includes a public hearing for an industrial development project as part of the Residences at Echelon Multi-family project.

 

Business Spotlight: Masonic Lodge

Business Spotlight: Masonic Lodge

LS R-7 names new superintendent of schools

LS R-7 names new superintendent of schools