The Board of Aldermen approved ballot language to request the approval of $14,000,000 in general obligation bonds to fund the proposed police headquarters building project during its January 10th board meeting at City Hall. The ballot language for the April 5, 2022 election reads:
"Shall the City of Grain Valley, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $14,000,000 for the site development and the construction, furnishing and equipping of a police facility?"
The ballot language does not specify a location for the proposed project. The citizen study group tasked with developing the proposal outlined their recommendations in a January 4th letter to the Mayor and Board, stating that the proposed headquarters should be centrally located in Grain Valley on property currently owned by the City.
In other business, the Board approved resolutions for several projects, including the extension of a water main on South Buckner Tarsney Road from the parks entrance drive to Eagles Parkway, the replacement of several existing security surveillance cameras, and the purchase of 400 water meters to continue the City's annual water meter replacement program.
The Board also voted to approve a resolution to continue the agreement with OATS, Inc. for transportation services. The OATS transportation service provides transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities three days per week within the city limits of Grain Valley and Blue Springs. Each ride costs $1.00 and may be scheduled by calling 816-380-7433.
The next meeting of the Board of Aldermen will be held at 7:00pm on January 24th at City Hall.