City seeks CIP Committee Members
GARDEN CITY – The City of Garden City is seeking citizen input in the Capital Improvement Planning process.
The Capital Improvement Plan is an inventory of recommended and current projects and major capital purchases for the City. The projects, facilities, equipment, and other items mapped out by the plan will support the functions and programs of the City for the next one to seven years. As a result, the CIP serves as a guide for elected officials and City management in budget decisions and addressing strategic planning for the City.
The mission of the CIP Committee is to provide input on the needs and wants of the community by recommending how City management and the governing body should prioritize CIP requests. The committee reviews the priority ranking given to each project identified in the planning document as well as the year in which the project is slated to be implemented.
A few of the CIP projects scheduled for 2019 include a $2.43 million project to improve Farmland Road from US-50/400 south to the railroad crossing, construction of a new $750,000 irrigation system in Valley View Cemetery and a $2.7 million project to reconstruct Eighth Street between Walnut Street and St. John Street.
Public Works Director Sam Curran said the City is seeking approximately 40 volunteers to serve on the CIP Committee.
“No expertise is needed to be a member of the committee, just an enthusiasm for Garden City and a few hours of availability this winter,” Curran said.
A series of seven committee meetings are scheduled to take place between November and February. Residents interested in serving on the committee should contact Rhonda Griffin at 620-276-1260 or Rhonda.Griffin@Gardencityks.us.
Residents can also suggest projects to be included in the Capital Improvement Plan by completing and returning the Citizen Input Form mailed out with utility bills. Citizens can also make suggestions via the City’s website, www.garden-city.org, the City’s Facebook or Twitter pages or by contacting Griffin before Nov. 1, 2018.