Snow Update, Public Meetings, New Businesses

Posted by on December 7, 2013 11:23 am
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Categories: Lee's Summit Missouri

Lee's Summit LogoSnow Update:

With snow expected in the metropolitan area early in the morning on Sunday, Dec. 8, the City of Lee’s Summit will have a 10-person snow removal crew reporting to work at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.  The City’s snow removal operation will increase to 18 staff on Sunday to plow and treat public streets throughout the City.

You may call the Snow Desk at (816) 969-1870 during normal business hours, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  During winter storm events, the Snow Desk operates 24 hours a day.

When frozen precipitation is forecast and not beginning as a rain event, it is the goal of the Public Works Operations Division to pre-treat all public streets prior to the beginning of the event.

For events that are forecast as freezing rain, sleet or less than 1 inch of snow, it is the goal of Public Works Operations to treat all public streets within 24 hours after the precipitation ends.

For events that 1-6 inches of snow is forecast, it is the goal of Public Works Operations to plow and treat all public streets within 32.5 hours after the precipitation ends.

For events that 6-10 inches of snow is forecast, it is the goal of Public Works Operations to plow and treat all public streets within 40 hours after the precipitation ends.

For events that more than 10 inches of snow is forecast, it is the goal of Public Works Operations to plow and treat all public streets within 48 hours after the precipitation ends.

Streets are classified using the following criteria:

  • Primary (major four-lane or high volume two-lane streets – Blue lines on snow maps)
  • Secondary (minor thoroughfares – bold color lines (other than blue) on snow maps)
  • Residential (includes dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs – gray lines on snow maps)

A map of these designations is here.

The City does not have an ordinance in place that declares streets as an “Emergency Snow Route”.

The rationale behind the City’s Plan is that the most heavily traveled streets will be plowed first and the lower volume residential streets will be plowed last. Ideally primary streets would be clear of snow and ice from curb-to-curb.

The minimum level of service for primary and secondary streets is to clear the through lanes and left-turn lanes at intersections down to a treated packed snow cover. Exclusive right-turn lanes and joint center turn lanes may be left unplowed during main operations.

For residential streets the acceptable level of service is to provide a navigable surface. Although the street may still have snow or packed ice on it a vehicle should be able to travel the street safely.

For more information about the City’s snow removal program, visit www.LSpw.net and click on “Snow and Ice Removal” or stay-up-to-date on Nixle and Facebook.

Public Meetings:
December 12, 5:30pm:

  • PRESENTATION and DISCUSSION of economic development incentive guidelines/policies with the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority (LCRA)
  • PRESENTATION regarding ITN Program and Community for All Ages Activities – Truman Heartland Foundation

December 16, 6:00pm:

  • Open forum “town hall meeting” for District 2 (west of US-50, west of SW Ward Road) residents only

December 17, 5:30pm

  • Public Works and Finance Committees

December 19, 6:15pm:

  • Second Amendment to the East U.S. 50 Highway Corridor Improvement TIF Plan
  • Lease with WPA Post Office w/ LS Historical Society
  • Presentation from RED Development regarding a Potential Request to Amend the Summit Fair TIF Plan to Support the Development of Summit Place Shopping Center
  • Funding Agreement between the City of Lee’s Summit and RED Development for the Consideration of the Summit Fair TIF Amendment
  • Presentation and request from Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street regarding CID Petition

New Businesses:

  • Hogan Truck Leasing, 1502 SW Market St, truck maintenance facility
  • B-Envied Salon, 209 SE M-291 Hwy, salon
  • Fatino Counseling Service, 300 SW Noel St. #D, counseling service
  • Better You Fitness, 228 NW McNary Ct, personal training facility

Councilmembers Brian Whitley & Allan Gray