I was sick over the weekend and through Tuesday, so I missed this meeting, but I watched the video online HERE.
Teen Council Culmination of Service
Councilmember Piper Reimer introduced three of our Teen Council members, David Allegri (SME), Ava Van Alstyne (STA), and Ainsley Pyle (SME), to present their proposed idea of a Bike-Lane Plan and implementation on Mission Road from 71st Street to Somerset/83rd Street. Watch at minute 13:40 on the video recording linked above.
The students provided all of the safety and economic advantages to the plan, but not any specific types of protected lanes of which there are many. But that sounds like a good next step for anyone who wants to take the initiative up… 😉
If you are interested in learning more about something like this, and/or if you have specific ideas, please reach out to me, and I’d be glad to connect you with our Teen Council members who presented tonight and advise or help in any way that I can. 😁
Mayor Mikkelson called residents to the podium one-by-one to speak for three minutes. There were 3 residents who spoke at this meeting.
- The approximate average home appraisal increase for 2023 in Prairie Village is 16.5%. That is the highest in JoCo, and while it does appear to reflect positively on the desirability of PV, it does have an adverse effect on property taxes for our homeowners (particularly those on fixed incomes).
- Final 2022 Financial report: our expenses were under budget at 95% of budget, and our sales and use taxes were up significantly at 111% of budget.
- We expect a presentation from the Wiese Group on the final community center survey results at an upcoming meeting.
- MARC has awarded $200,000 to PV for a ramp/trail at Windsor Park (woo hoo, Ward 3!!)
- Prairie Village received a recognition for protecting our tree canopy by the Arbor Day Foundation.
- Bulky Item & Mattress Pick-up weekends begin April 22 until all of PV is complete.
- If you want to have a mattress picked up, they will be picked up the FRIDAY before your Bulky Item weekend, and you must report it for pickup at least three days before your pickup date at www.pvkansas.com/PickUpMyMattress.
Wes Jordan, City Administrator, reminded committee chairs that April 17th is when their committee budgets are due.
Police Chief Byron Roberson thanked residents and PV businesses for attending and supporting all Coffees with a Cop, one of which just occurred last week at Caffetteria in PV Shops, and he congratulated Captain Brady Sullivan for his recent graduation from Northwestern University Staff and Command.
Update on Ward Boundaries Project
David Waters, City Attorney, and Nickie Lee, Deputy City Administrator, gave an update on Ward Boundaries Project that has been underway since June of 2022.
Post 2020 Census, we have to shift some of the boundaries to better equalize our Wards by resident population to accommodate the large growth of residents in Wards 1 and 5. Staff have worked closely with the JoCo Elections Office to create boundaries that meet all of the statutes and best practices. This will be brought before the governing body to discuss and vote on at a later meeting.
Note for my Ward 3 neighbors: Ward 3 doesn’t change a bit! Yay!! 🤪
Consider four items relating to two upcoming projects
- Interlocal agreement with Johnson County for the Reimbursement of Project Design Costs Associated with Project MIRD0007: Mission Road near 68th Street Flood Control Project
- Interlocal agreement with Johnson County Wastewater for the Reimbursement of Sanity Sewer Design Costs Associated with Project MIRD0007: Mission Road near 68th Street Flood Control Project
- Engineering design contract amendment with Affinis Corporation for Project MIRD0007: Mission Road near 68th Street Flood Control Project
- Approval of design agreement with Affinis Corporation for the design of the 2023 residential street program
All 4 items were approved unanimously one-by-one.
Agenda Packet for your reference
Thank you for reading, and please feel free to share this newsletter/post with your PV neighbors!
Please be well and have a great week!
P.S. If you haven’t heard, I officially have a challenger for my City Council seat, and I need your support to win the upcoming election. More info, including ways to volunteer, will be forthcoming! Thank you in advance! ❤❤❤
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