The outlined streets are slated to be paved over this summer.

Council approves list of streets to be paved this summer

Bob Foos

A list of streets to be paved this summer at a cost totaling $1.4 million was approved Monday by the Webb City Council.

Blevins Asphalt won the bid to overlay streets for the city and has put the oveall price at $1,418,695.

Streets to be paved are:

  • Oronogo Street – MacArthur Drive to Cardinal Road.
  • Liberty Street – Aylor Street to Broadway.
  • Hall Street – MacArthur Drive to Cardinal Road.
  • Fountain Road – Oronogo Street to railroad tracks.
  • Brewster Lane, Prier Lanes and 15th Street.
  • 13th and Jefferson Street intersection.
  • Seventh Street – Madison Street to East side of bridge.
  • Wickersham Drive and Ninth Street.
  • Horseshoe Drive and Eighth Street.
  • Aylor Street – Wilson Street to Rudondo Drive.
  • Rudundo Drive.
  • Crow Street – Rudondo Drive to Colonial Drive.

City Administrator Carl Francis said he realizes “it’s a lot of money.” Yet, if revenues keep trending up, “I’d like to do another round (of street paving) in the fall.”

The budget only calls for $500,000 in street paving. However, the council has determined that infrastructure is the best use of the city’s remaining American Rescue Plan funds.

It was noted that after seven months, year-to-date collections of all sales taxes are $370,000 above what they were a year ago.

In other action:

• Jon Cummings, of KPM CPAs and Advisors, presented the annual financial audit for the fiscal year ending Oct. 31, 2023.

• Erin Turner, community development director, introduced the staff of Crusin’ Main, which has improved participation in the second-Tuesday Cruise Nights on Main Street. There were 110 cars in April, 153 cars in May and 86 in June.

• Francis reported the city is working with Liberty Utilities to determine the cause of surges that have several times disabled the newest well. Without the well in production, Francis said the city had to open the connection with Missouri American Water. The goal is to buy as little as water as possible from Missouri American.

• The council gave final approval to an ordinance amending how special use permits are renewed. Rather than renewing every two years, permits will automatically be renewed unless complaints are received.

• Consolodated Pipe and Supply’s bid of $32,666 was accepted for the purchase of pipe and parts necessary to replace the water line on First Street between Oronogo and Madison streets.

• The council accepted Core and Main’s bid of $23,200 to supply two 8-inch valves for the water line in the 400 and 500 blocks of South Hall Street.

As the meeting came to an end, Rick Roth, public works director, announced he will be retiring July 13 after nearly 30 years of service.