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13th Street work on city's agenda

9/18/2013

By RANDY GONZALES

rgonzales@dailynews.net

Hays city commissioners will discuss improvements to 13th Street at their 6:30 p.m. work session Thursday at city hall.

Commissioners will consider transfer of $1.5 million from Financial Policy Projects to Capital Projects to fund 13th Street reconstruction from Main to Milner. Construction would be $1.4 million, and engineering services would be $100,000.

"City staff identified 13th Street from Main to Milner as the next candidate for reconstruction," Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno said in a Tuesday news conference at city hall. "This item has been prioritized within the Capital Improvement Plan by city staff for commission consideration."

City staff is requesting permission to solicit proposals for engineering services for the project.

Staff would work with the engineer on different designs and present them to the commission. Once the design is chosen, a final cost estimate will be determined.

A few years ago, the city hired a company to prepare a report on the city's streets. Based on that report, the city moved forward with annual maintenance and also prioritized streets for reconstruction.

In other business:

* For discussion purposes only, commissioners will consider a policy for recognition plaques at Larks Park.

* Commissioners will discuss a proposed ordinance and rules and regulations for Hays Regional Airport.