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City of Lee’s Summit to Host RecycleFEST on May 5

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The City of Lee’s Summit Public Works Department will host RecycleFEST on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to noon in the City Hall parking lot, 220 SE Green St. This free community-wide recycling event gives Lee’s Summit residents an opportunity to properly dispose of a variety of unique materials and hard to recycle items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. RecycleFEST collects materials that can be recycled and refurbished. Recycling instead of...

City Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds Upgraded to Aa1 by Moody’s Investors Service

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The Lee’s Summit Water Utility’s water and sewer bonds were recently upgraded to Aa1 from Aa2 by Moody’s Investors Service. The new Aa1 rating is assigned to the City’s $2.5 million of rated debt outstanding. Moody’s cited the Water Utility’s “high debt services coverage ratios and healthy liquidity due to strong management practices” as among the factors considered in the rating, noting the “affluent service area...

Lee’s Summit Mayor Baird Appoints Councilmember Beto Lopez as Mayor Pro Tempore

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On Tuesday, April 17, Mayor Bill Baird appointed newly elected District 3 Councilmember Beto Lopez to serve as mayor pro tempore. In accordance with the City of Lee’s Summit Charter, the mayor shall appoint annually, a mayor pro tempore no later than the first regular meeting of the City Council in May. The mayor pro tempore assumes the powers and the duties of the mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor, or if a vacancy occurs. The mayor pro...

LSFD Releases 2018-2023 Strategic Plan

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The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-2023 Lee's Summit Fire Department Strategic Plan. This community –driven document is based on community and membership input designed to provide long-term direction and focus to the organization. The external and internal stakeholders’ groups did an outstanding job revisiting the Department’s foundation (Mission, Values, and Vision) and setting forth a...

Lee’s Summit Airport Runway Improvements Project Wins Transportation Project of the Year Award

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The Lee’s Summit Airport Runway Improvements project was announced as a Public Works Transportation Project of the Year by the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) at a luncheon on May 23, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Overland Park. The $18 million project won in the transportation category for projects more than $5 million but less than $25 million. The entire project team, including the City of Lee’s Summit Public...

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