To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, nearly 300 employees began working remotely. To meet the communication and connectivity needs of remote employees, IT had to quickly ensure a remote access solution was in place to overcome the lack of mobile computing.
Rapid implementation of the CityView portal allowed for the online acceptance of permit applications, business licenses and payment processing. It also allowed for the acceptance of electronic plans. Without these changes, much of Development Services' work would not have been possible remotely.
A new Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS) was implemented. This system is a digital repository for city documents that is secure, searchable and incorporates the secretary of state's guidelines for document retention. It also has the ability to automate document workflows and procedures and create processes that use digital forms as opposed to the creation of documents.
The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport is planning for its future as it updates its Business and Master Plans. Revising these plans in tandem allows the airport to leverage synergies in providing a 20-year vision for the airport. Community feedback has been a vital part of the planning process as the airport works to define its long-term goals to meet the needs of its customers. The City has contracted with engineering firm Crawford, Murphy and Tilly to lead the development of the plans.
The planning process has included defining the airport’s goals and objectives, assessing current infrastructure, identifying areas for future development, and establishing demand projections and the facility needs to meet those demands. Past improvements to the airport have resulted in significant growth. The updated Business and Master Plans will build on those successes to position the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport as a regional destination.
The airport is an enterprise fund, which supports its operational costs through fuel sales and hangar rental revenues.