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City will consider improvements for addition





The Hays City Commission will consider infrastructure improvements at its 7 p.m. meeting Thursday at city hall.

Commissioners will be asked to approve a resolution authorizing creation of a special benefit district for infrastructure improvements within Golden Belt Estates Fifth Addition for the development of 18 lots in a cul-de-sac to be known as Danby Lane.

Western Plains Service Corp. has petitioned for improvements that would include street, water, sewer and stormwater on the lots adjacent to West 45th Street. Engineers estimate total cost of the construction would be $473,000.

This is the continuation of an existing development that has been developed in phases during the last several years.

"It is fairly consistent with the previous adjacent developments next to this one," said Hays Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno.

"Western Plains Service Corp. has been a very good developer for us in the past," Hays Public Works Director I.D. Creech said at last week's work session.

In addition, commissioners will consider an engineering services agreement for the Danby Lane improvements. Ruder Engineering and Surveying LLC has prepared a contract for services at a cost not to exceed $28,200.

"Very successful development project for us up there," Creech said. "With this particular cul-de-sac, and the next one, the area will be built out, as far we're concerned. These are the last two we have in that area."

In other business:

* Commissioners are scheduled to hold a hearing on a vehicle abatement.

* Commissioners will be updated on the Bike Hays plan.

* Commissioners will consider entering into an engineering services agreement for levee improvements.

* Commissioners will consider the purchase of three refuse trucks at a cost of $208,000, coming out of the solid waste reserve fund.