Point of View
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Italy, animals, and ecology. Thought this quote would be relatable to many people right now, as we re-open our economy, begin to re-socialize, and phasing back to a new normal.
Week of May 4th
- Monday, 6:00 PM - Council Meeting @ Community Center & ZOOM
- Tuesday, 11:00 AM - Communities of Excellence Webinar
- Tuesday - CINCO DE MAYO
Key Project Updates
In light of our lean budget measures, it can be confusing to watch some projects in development, while other expenditures are on hold or reduced. The source of funding generally will drive decisions, & can include the loss of funding or contract defaults if not spent on time.
- On hold - Jesse James overlay between Hwy 10/69 [Funding: TT, RB] & Cemetery GIS [Funding: CIP] WHY? No deadline, no contracts awarded, funds reserved in case of funding losses or emergency demands for repairs. Delay will not cause greater harm.
- Proceeding - Shirewood Sewer Project [Funding: CIP], Sewer Digester Design [Funding: Sewer Bond], Midland GIS data prep for E-911 database [Funding: PSST], Concrete repairs [Funding: CIP, TT], settling grave sites & seeding [Funding: GF], Replacing coax & antennas to correct SCADA alarms system deficits between plants, tanks, pumps [Funding: water/sewer] WHY? Shirewood contracts signed before shut-down, Digester grant funding dictates completion w/in 24 months, provides needed redundancy; E911 contracts signed & conversion in process, Concrete & Cemetery work is routine maintenance, SCADA repair is cost saving measure to correct alerts to staff of overflows or mechanical failures.
CCPHC releases Re-entry Plan, beginning 5/4 Hall of Waters lobby will open for bill pay. Please visit our website for updates. Clay County Commission's Friday vote allocates $29M in CARES funding to cities/schools. Funding cannot be used for revenue shortfalls or budgeted expenditures, must be used for COVID related expenditures to ensure public health or economic recovery. The approval provides $2.9M to the CCPHC, $1M to City, & $249K to ESSD. Fielding calls from businesses inquiring about occupancy limits as they prepare to reverse the Stay@Home Order. To receive Nixle Alerts from ESPD, download the Everbridge app from your Mobile App Store.
Choose Your Attitude!
Roadside Attraction In Missouri Is The Most Unique Thing You’ve Ever Seen - If in Excelsior Springs, you must visit the Hall of Waters. The Art Deco style architecture is still incredibly beautiful & Mayan motifs throughout relate to the Mayan God’s of water. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/