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Quick Facts: 

What is the total amount of the bond?  $7.5 million.

What is a “no-tax increase” bond initiative?

It is made possible when existing bond issues are paid off. As the debt decreases, the City can issue new bonds, with voter approval, and pay them off over time with the current property tax levy.

What if these two questions are not approved by the voters?

If the ballot questions are not approved, in time the City’s debt levy may be reduced as existing bond issues are retired and if no other bond initiatives are approved.  

 


Amphitheater Display Board

 

Festival Rendering
 

 

Former Post Office/City Hall

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
"No-Tax Increase" 
General Obligation Bond Election

Ballot passed by voters.  See below for approval rating for each question.

Brochure for Presentations | Informational Handout | Past GO Bond Elections
click on any image to enlarge

Voters are being asked whether or not to approve funding on two questions. Funding is to be provided through the use of general obligation bonds. Approval of these projects will not increase the City's debt tax levy. 


 

Click on the below Video for details!

 


2012 Property Tax Levy

General Obligation Bond Facts



Question 1: Cultural Arts - Downtown Cultural Arts Campus and Legacy Park Amphitheater in the amount of $2.9M (results:  Yes: 4,100 No: 1,789)

 "Shall the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $2,898,000 for the purpose of constructing and rehabilitating public improvements for cultural arts, including improvements to the Legacy Park Amphitheater, rehabilitating the old downtown post office/city hall building, and creating a downtown outdoor performance and festival space?"


The proposed improvements are based on the 2007 Cultural Arts Plan and 2012 Cultural Facilities Master Plan. The proposed improvements are also supported by goals in the Quality of Life Key Performance Area of the strategic visioning document LS360: Charting Tomorrow, and the Mayor’s Cultural Facilities Task Force.

Legacy Amphitheater Improvements:  Enhancements to the existing permanent performance and entertainment venue for all ages that include:

  • Stage
  • Backstage support facilities
  • Box office
  • Restrooms
  • Sound and lighting support facilities
  • Fencing/sound control

Cultural Arts Campus Downtown:  The campus vision is the preservation and rehabilitation of a former post office/city hall at 220 S Main, for use as:

  • An interpretive historical center to tell our City’s story 
  • An open air festival plaza and public performance space behind the historic building

 

Question 2: Road Improvements - Orchard Street and Pryor Road Improvements in the amount of $4.6M (Results: Yes: 4,451 No: 1,370)

"Shall the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $4,600.000 for the purpose of constructing road improvements and sidewalks, including rehabilitating existing road improvements, constructing sidewalks, curbs and enclosed storm drainage facilities for Orchard Street and paved shoulders for Pryor Road?"


By implementing road improvements, the City will enhance safety of the roads and neighborhoods. The addition of

shoulders and sidewalks will support multi-modal transportation options.

  • Pryor Road Improvements:  Pryor Road spans a little more than two miles when traveling from Longview Road to Hook Road and has grass shoulders. The proposed plan calls for six-foot wide paved shoulders on each side of Pryor Road.

Paved shoulders provide improved safety for vehicles and individuals walking, jogging or biking by allowing for room to share the road.

Vehicles can safely pull to the side of the road in case of emergency or the need to make a temporary stop.

The shoulders will reduce the overall maintenance costs to the City from the current grass shoulders, which require mowing and repairing ruts.

  • Orchard Street Improvements:   Reconstruction to accommodate the addition of sidewalks, enclosed storm water sewers, curbs and gutters on Orchard Street.

Connectivity will be built with safer travel to schools, parks, and neighborhoods through the sidewalk and new road infrastructure on Orchard Street.

 

Content Manager

 

Past
“No-Tax Increase”
Bond Issues

View the complete
GO Bond list and voter rating approval


November 1995

November 2000

November 2002

November 2007

November 2010

  • Public Safety $10M
    Emergency Services Radio, Police Facility Improvements: Indoor Firearm Training, Training & Meeting Space, Increase Storage, Expand/Redesign Detention area
  • Infrastructure Improvement $11,860,000
    Sidewalk Rehab/Construction, Phase II;
    Curb Replacement Program
  • Road Improvements $4,675M:
    Strother Road; View High & I-470 Improvements
  • Road Improvements $10,870M: Tudor Road

April 2013

  • Cultural Arts $2.898M: 
    Downtown Cultural Arts Campus and Legacy Park Amphitheater
  • Road Improvements $4.6M: Orchard Street and Pryor Road

April 2014

  • 291 & 50 Hwy Improvements $10M



November 2, 2010
"No-Tax Increase" 
General Obligation Bond Election

Election Results

"Continuing to build our City...one piece at a time"
On November 2, 2010, Lee’s Summit voters approved approximately $37.4 million in general obligation bonds to fund public safety improvements, sidewalks and curbs, and new road construction.  These projects are important to the operations of our Police and Fire departments, the continued maintenance of our neighborhoods, and the planned growth of our community.  These projects were grouped into four specific questions.      


 

November 2010 GO Bond

Payable Debt Schedule | Brochure | Presentation Printout | Video

What is a “No Tax Increase” Bond Issue 

A "No Tax Increase" Bond Issue is made possible when existing bond issues are paid off. As the debt decreases, the City can issue new bonds, with voter approval, and pay them off over time within the current property tax levy.  Thus, there is no need to increase the current property tax levy to pay the debt.  The current property tax levy for the City is $1.4926 per $100 of assessed value of which $0.4697 is for debt service.  The debt levy will not change if the four proposed questions for the 2010 “No Tax Increase” Bond Issue are approved.

2009 Property Tax Levy by Taxing District

View a complete listing of the tax breakdown and the payable debt schedule

The City's current debt levy is .4697 per $100 of assessed value.

 

2010 "No-Tax Increase"
General Obligation Bond Projects

"Continuing to build our City...one piece at a time"


Question 1 (passed by 74%)

Public Safety

  • Emergency Services Radio
  • Police Facility Improvements:
    • Indoor Firearm Training
    • Training & Meeting Space
    • Increased Storage
    • Expand/Redesign Detention area
$10,000,000

Question 2 (passed by 72%)

Infrastructure Improvements

 $11,860,000

Question 3 (passed by 73%)

Road Improvements

 $4,675,000

Question 4 (passed by 69%)

Road Improvements

 $10,870,000
Total November 2010 GO Bond Projects: $37,405,000