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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • City approves bids for street projects

  • The City Commission approved bids from Klotz Sand Company Inc. to provide the asphalt for upcoming street projects at Monday's commission meeting.
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  • The City Commission approved bids from Klotz Sand Company Inc. to provide the asphalt for upcoming street projects at Monday's commission meeting.
    "The bid was in the amount of $263,263.60," Jane Longmeyer, director of public information said.
    The roads that are to be repaired are the Ash Street Loop; Gray Street from 12th to 13th; Greenwood Ave. from Spruce to Homewood; Harris Ave. from McArtor to Beeson; and Ash Street  from 9th to 11th.
    "All the repairs will be mill and overlay," Longmeyer added.
    The repairs aren't scheduled to begin until mid-August of this year.
    In other business, the commission:
    • Approved a resolution establishing a public hearing to consider establishing a Rural Housing Incentive District for the Summerlon V Project. The hearing date is set for June 17.
    • Approved a a property tax exemption for Curtis Machine Company on their new manufacturing building. The company was originally approved for tax exemption in 2011, but due to builidng ownership changes a new resolution was needed.
    • Approved the sale of special obligation revenue bonds for two parts of the Summerlon project, Phase III-SI, which is the southern area of the project, and Phase III-NI, the northern area of the project.
    • Approved $20,000 in funds to be used for lobbing efforts in Washington D.C. for the Southwest Chief. Lobbing groups from Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico are working to ensure that rail service in these areas continues.
    • Approved an agreement with Interfaith Housing to establish guidelines of operation for their abandoned housing program.
    The next City Commission meeting will be held on May 20 at 7 p.m.

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