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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • City approves summer street repairs

  • At the City Commission meeting Monday evening commissioners approved the 2013 street program which includes street reconstruction and overlay projects that will take place this summer. General traffic signal improvements and sidewalk improvements for 14th Ave. from in front of Aaron's to Comanche were also approved.
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  • At the City Commission meeting Monday evening commissioners approved the 2013 street program which includes street reconstruction and overlay projects that will take place this summer. General traffic signal improvements and sidewalk improvements for 14th Ave. from in front of Aaron's to Comanche were also approved.
    Several street projects are scheduled as well. A mill/overlay project is scheduled for Highway 50 from city limits to city limits.
    "That's about from Central Ave. to the back entrance for the college," Nanette Pogue, city clerk said.
    An overlay of Trail Street will also take place this summer from the abandoned rail road tracks west of Wessel Iron and Supply to Road 404.
    "This is a continuation of the project they started last summer," Pogue said. "This time though it looks like they'll be moving east.
    Frontview Road will be patched and overlaid form just west of Mead Lumber to just past 14th.
    Several residential streets will be reconstructed as well.
    Greenwood from Spruce to Homewood, Gray Street from 12th to 13th Ave., West Ash Street from 9th to 11th Ave., Harris Ave. from Beeson to McArtor and Spruce from Gardner Ave. to Westview Street will all be reconstructed over the summer months.
    In other business the commission:
    • Approved ordinance 3556 which makes parking on the east side of 13th Ave. to Spruce Street illegal. This ordinance will go into effect immediately, as soon as signs are posted in the area. Pogue expects signs to be up by the end of the week.
    • Approved several resolutions pertaining to the utility rights for water, sewer, solid waste and storm water. It was established that a 2.2 percent increase would be put into effect. Pogue said this amount was determined by the Consumer Price Index for the Ford County Area.
    • A public hearing was held for the consideration and establishment of a Rural Housing Incentive District (RHID) for Summerlon phase III. No public input was given, so later in the meeting ordinance 3557 was approved making the area officially a RHID. The next step in the process will be to adopt a development plan for the area.
    The next city commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 1.
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