2-2-2018 City of Basehor e-News

2-7-2018 City Council Work Session Agenda
1. Basehor, Kansas PRIDE Support - Resolution 2018-01
2. Prairie Gardens (Phase I) Benefit District - Resolution 2018-02
3. E3i Consultants Street Design Proposal - Resolution 2018-03
4. Priority Engineers Traffic Analysis - Resolution 2018-04
5. Rickel Subdivision Resurface Award to Barkley - Resolution 2018-05
6. Executive Session (If Needed) 
Click here to view the City Council information packet. The City Council meets at Basehor City Hall, 2620 N. 155th St. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The next Basehor City Council regular meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. For more information contact City Clerk, Kathy Renn at 913-724-1370.
Safe Driving Enforcement
Beginning February 26, 2018 through March 9, 2018 the Basehor Police Department will join other Kansas Law Enforcement agencies to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years. In 2015, 13 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas; 40% of those teens were NOT PROPERLY RESTRAINED.
In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement agencies across Kansas will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than thirty years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicles.
There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up. Chief Lloyd Martley says, “Even one teen death is unacceptable”.  Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, don't text and drive and always buckle up.

Help Support Your Community BLAS
Basehor-Linwood Assistance Services (BLAS) is continuing to need food donations for their food pantry, as many families visit it each week.  BLAS would like to encourage monetary donations to fund our emergency services needs, and to pay for the backpack program.  This is a program where elementary students may receive a backpack of food for meals and snacks through the weekend.  The cost of this program is $150 per student per school year.  Community groups or individuals may sponsor a student for the year by donating $150 to BLAS and earmarking the donation for the backpack program. The communities of Basehor and Linwood have been very supportive of BLAS and they look forward to continuing to serve our fellow community members.

Animal Control Officer – Part-time 
The Basehor Kansas Police Department has an immediate opening for the part-time position of Animal Control Officer. 
The primary duties and responsibilities are to help maintain public health standards by making our community safe for both people and animals.  The Animal Control Officer will patrol our community looking for potential signs of distressed animals, picking up strays or citizens animals that are running at large (domestic animals “cats and dogs only”), picking up deceased animals, dealing with barking dog complaints, other animal nuisances, abused animals, investigating animal bites, preparing reports as needed, testifying in court as directed, cleaning kennels, feeding and caring for impounded animals, transporting animals to facilities for transfer or necessary care, as well as additional responsibilities as needed and working with citizens concerning animal control issues.
Click here for details or go to City of Basehor website and download application

Winter Driving Awareness
With snow and ice-storm warnings the Basehor Police Department would like to provide a vehicular safety message.  Driving experts agree there are three key factors to keep in mind when adapting to driving in winter. These three elements are visibility, traction and driving style. Tips to follow:

•  Allow yourself enough time to clear any snow, ice, or frost from the windows - all the windows, inside and outside.
•  When driving on slippery surfaces such as snow or ice, it is the initial movement of the steering wheel that is critically important. Begin turning the wheel gently, carefully accelerate and match the rate of motion once the turn is initiated. This will help regain traction.
•  Be aware that most people steer not only too quickly but too much. Steer just enough to follow the path you intend. There is nothing to be gained and vital traction to be lost by over-rotating the wheel.
•  Drive only if it is absolutely necessary during a winter storm. If you must drive, then travel in daytime hours and keep others informed of your schedule.
•  Remember, if you own a four-wheel drive vehicle, it too can lose traction on slippery roads.
If you are in an accident, call 911.  If you simply need to request a police officer, dial 855-301-8423. 

Winter Auto Security
As a friendly reminder – The Basehor Police Department would like to remind residents to never leave their vehicles running unattended.  Each year numerous vehicles in the metro area are stolen because they are left unattended and running.  The City’s Standard Traffic Ordinance states that no person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the ignition.  This would not apply for an engine that has been activated by a remote starter system, when the motor vehicle is locked and when the ignition keys are not in the vehicle.  Simply stated, leaving a vehicle unattended it is against the law and drivers can be citied for this violation.  The Police Department would also like to remind drivers that if their vehicle is stolen while unlocked and running most insurance companies will not cover the loss.  For details, contact the Basehor Police Department at 913-724-3397.

City Hall will be CLOSED for President's Day
Basehor City Hall offices will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. Regular office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will resume Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Call 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies.
Solid Waste Disposal and Single Stream Recycling Service Will NOT be Delayed for President's Day Holiday
Due to the Monday, February 19, 2018 President's Day holiday, weekly solid waste and single stream recycling will NOT be delayed. Trash service will be regular pick up on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. For details, contact Utility Billing Clerk, Connie Leggett at Basehor City Hall at 724-1370. You can also check updates on the City of Basehor website calendar

Yard Waste at Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Waste Water Treatment Facility will be accepting yard waste and tree branches from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. next Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2300 N 158th St  and for future dates always check back on the City website calendar

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City of Basehor
PO Box 406
2620 N. 155th St.
Basehor, KS 66007

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