by William Crum
At tonight’s planning session the Board of Public Utilities discussed new ways of informing the public about the charges on their bill.
Mentioned was the PILOT fee, which means payment in lieu of taxes. The fee is placed on BPU bills by the Unified Government. The BPU expressed the desire to give the public a greater understanding of what is going on regarding their BPU bill.
At the regular session a new proposal before the board is called the Kaw Point Revitalization Project. The project includes a building located next to Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kan.
This building would be right in front of the park and it might be a reason for new businesses to come to the Fairfax industrial area in Kansas City, Kan., according to BPU officials. This building would also improve the entrance and exit of the park itself.
The entrance to the park would be maintained by the landlord of the building, and after its completion on a tentative date of May 1, 2015, it may have the effect of attracting new businesses in the area, according to BPU officials. As of now the planning commission has not totally approved the project, but after it is approved, construction can get underway.