City to begin $70,000 street extension project
Last Thursday, the De Soto City Council gave City Engineer Mike Brungardt the authorization to seek bids for the extension of 91st Street to the site of Intervet Inc. research, production and distribution campus that is now under construction.
As part of the incentive package that lured Intervet to De Soto, the city agreed to extend 91st Street and utilities to the company's site. The $70,000 street and waterline extension project will be paid for from the $168,000 in excise taxes Intervet is to pay the city.
Brungardt was also given authority to negotiate with Greeley Gas the price of installing a gas line to the Intervet. This commitment was also part of the city's agreement with Intervet.
The city engineer said the city might be able to save money by doing the trench work itself.
Should that be the case, the city would have to pay Greeley $6,000 to install the gas line, Brungardt said.
The council also approved a proposal from the De Soto Enhancement Committee to improve lighting on 91st Street. The proposal would stagger lights on the street's north and south side every 150 feet. The cost is $12,285.
In other business, the council:
approved a bid to resurface the Miller Park tennis courts from Southwest Recreational Industries for a cost not to exceed $8,600.
authorized Brungardt to continue negotiating the purchase of water with Mark Crumbaker of Johnson County Rural Water District No. 6.