Goal 7: Infrastructure

Goal 7: Sustain and improve infrastructure throughout the community to enhance quality of life and provide for long-term growth.

Goal 7: Objectives

  • Develop a multi-year plan to surface all streets by 2024 with special attention paid to pedestrian access in accordance with the master trails, pathways and sidewalk plan in Goal 6.
  • Develop a model for the water system and a multi-year improvement plan focused on sustainability and quality of the water supply.
  • Develop a model for the waste water system and based on that information, a multi-year improvement plan focused on sustainability.
  • Develop a master storm water management plan.
  • Investigate options for improved street lighting in the community that enhances safety and improves efficiency.
  • Invest in incremental improvements in current City facilities that improve efficiency and lower long-term operations and maintenance costs.
  • Develop master operational plans for public services and facilities based on service demands to provided scale able solutions for future growth.

Progress Report

Progress reports for each goal are provided on a quarterly basis to the City Council.The updated provided only notes the changes from the previous update. A full update is available in the document library. This update was provided to the City Council on July 17, 2017.
  • City Council approved a $2.2 million project complete all the gravel streets in 2017. 
  • In March 2016, the Council received the final Water Model provided by PEC. From that model it was determined that acquiring additional water rights and treatment would be needed for future growth.
  • A wastewater model is tentatively scheduled for 2018. 
  • Westar has proceeded with LED street lighting and will be replacing all the lights on Main Street and State/Poplar Street in 2017.