Update from the Mayor

September 18, 2020

UPDATE FROM THE MAYOR 

Sedgwick County EMS Coverage of Southwest Sedgwick County. If you have noticed a Sedgwick County EMS vehicle around town the past week, the County kicked off its new Rapid Response Vehicle program last Friday. As we have reported, in addition to our Clearwater Volunteer Medical Responders, the County will staff an Emergency Rapid Response Vehicle in Clearwater from 6am – 6pm, 7 days per week. The resource is staffed with a fully trained Paramedic and will respond to each emergency to provide immediate medical attention and determine if transport is necessary. The Clearwater Volunteer Medical Responders will continue to respond to all 911 calls, when available, and during the times when the County Emergency Response Vehicle is not on duty or available. What is important to understand is that our Clearwater Volunteer Medical Responders will continue to respond and the County will continue to dispatch an ambulance until such time as the on-scene medical personnel determines that transport is not required and calls them off. 

Expanded City Hall Hours. Beginning October 1st, City Hall will expand its hours of operation to 7:30am – 5:00pm. We hope to be more available for citizens to conduct business by opening earlier. The new hours will be effective until January 1, 2021 and will be reevaluated at that time. 

 New Businesses. Anderson & Forrester has completed their move from Colorado and now occupy the new building in the business park. They are a machine shop that manufactures small parts for the natural gas and propane industry.

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association has begun the dirt work for their new building in the business park. Expect to see construction begin in the next few weeks. 

Infrastructure Improvements. Infrastructure improvements have begun in Park Glen Estates for Phase 2 of that development. Water and sanitary sewer are being constructed now; the street construction will begin mid to late October.

Additionally, the new road for Park Glen and Park Glen Estates will begin construction at the same time. The road is a requirement for a second entrance/exit to the development. It will run along the east side of the Chisholm Trail Sports Complex from 103rd St. south to Park Glen Estates.