Archive for May 2014

BPU looks at paperless billing

by William Crum

At tonight’s work session the Board of Public Utilities members discussed the implementation of paperless billing.

This is where you go online and pay your bill. Currently it is being tested by the employees at the Board of Public Utilities. The board plans to implement paperless billing in July of this year.

Another item that was discussed at tonight’s work session was the sale of bonds so the BPU can make capital improvements. Overall it looks very promising that the BPU will be able to sell the bonds on the investment market.

At the regular meeting, Greg Kindle, president of the Wyandotte Economic Development Council, gave a presentation on various new businesses that are coming to Wyandotte County.

One was the Village West apartments’ phase 3. These are apartments that are currently under construction in the western part of our community.

According to Kindle, Wyandotte County is really growing; there are a lot of businesses that want to locate in Wyandotte County. It should be mentioned that the Fairfax industrial area is also going through a revitalization, meaning that more businesses are coming to Wyandotte County.


Vacancy on Turner USD School Board


Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2022 of a vacancy in the membership of the Board of Education of Turner Unified School District No. 202, Wyandotte County, Kansas.  Such vacancy shall be filled by appointment of the Board of Education not sooner than 15 days following publication of this notice.  Such appointment shall continue until April 7, 2015.  Such vacancy exists by reason of the resignation of Mr. Dennis Peters, Jr. accepted on May 20, 2014.  Interested patrons must submit a letter of interest to Connie Hijaz, Clerk of the Board, no later than Friday, June 13, 2014 at 800 South 55th Street, Kansas City, KS 66106.  Interviews will be held by the Board of Education on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.


Expect delays on K-7 from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Avenue

The K-7 construction project from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Avenue is expected to cause traffic delays. (KDOT illustration)

Northbound and southbound K-7 left lanes from south of Kansas Avenue to north of Riverview Avenue will be closed around the clock for pavement reconstruction beginning after morning rush hour on Tuesday, May 27.

The work will continue through late August 2014, weather permitting, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The I-70 to southbound K-7 double-left-turn lane movement will be reduced to one open left-turn lane throughout the project duration, KDOT officials said.

This construction work is part of Phase 1 of the K-7 and I-70 Interchange Project in Wyandotte County.

Initial work includes the construction of median crossovers as traffic will eventually be placed one lane each direction, side by side, onto the existing southbound lanes while the northbound lanes are reconstructed, and then traffic will be shifted onto the new northbound lanes while the southbound lanes are reconstructed.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage and cones. There will be a 50 mph posted speed limit and 12-foot lane width restriction through the project work zone throughout the project duration. Drivers should expect major delays during peak commutes and should allow extra time for their daily commutes.

Updated daily traffic information for this project and for the entire Kansas City metro area can be viewed online any time at:

The K-7 and I-70 Interchange Project construction information for Phases 1 and 2A-2B, including phasing schedule and traffic impacts, is available online at:

Clarkson Construction is the project contractor on this $18 million construction Phase 1 project. This portion of the project work is scheduled to be completed in late fall 2014.