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Smoky Hill River Renewal Project Survey Available Online

KSAL Staff - July 25, 2017 10:56 am

The public is invited to provide input as plans for renewal of the Smoky Hill River continue to evolve.

According to the City of Salina, an electronic survey pertaining to the Smoky Hill River Renewal Project is available on the City’s website www.salina-ks.gov/riverrenewal through Friday, August 4th.

Survey questions are a result of a design charrete held July 17-20, where concepts were developed for the area of the project from Iron Avenue south to the YMCA. A public meeting was held on July 20 to present ideas developed in cooperation with the steering committee and City of Salina.

For more information about the Smoky Hill River Renewal Project, call Martha Tasker, Utilities Director, at (785)309-5725 or visit www.salina-ks.gov/riverrenewal.

Bob Brooks

July 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm

This is a project the public voted down a few years ago. Friends of the river think Salina is a mini San Antonio. This is a failure in the making. I hope people wake up in time to correct it.

Rande AndTracy Repp

July 25, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Here’s the original wording from last year’s tax proposal. Where does it say “river project” ?
Q: Why is the City requesting a sales tax increase now?
A: The need is now! Over the last few years, our residents, business owners and visitors
continue to tell us that more work on our streets is needed. This is particularly true of our
“neighborhood streets”. We agree! That is why streets will be the single, largest project investment for the sales tax. If the new sales tax is approved by the voters, the City will commit to at least $2 million more per year for neighborhood streets. This means
increasing the sales tax street budget from approximately $1.6 million to at least $3.6
million per year. If the tax is approved, we can start doing more street work next year.
Q: What is the ballot question for the proposed sales tax?
A: The ballot question will read as follows:
Shall the following be adopted?
Shall the City of Salina, Kansas be authorized to repeal its current 0.40 percent (.40%) special purpose retailers’ sales tax scheduled to expire March 3, 2019, and replace it with a 0.75 percent (p.75%) general purpose retailers’ sales tax, the proceeds of which shall be used to pay the cost of:
– Improving neighborhood streets and drainage;
– preserving a stable property tax rate;
– ensuring a quality park system;
– constructing and maintaining capital improvements;
– funding equipment;
– funding bonded debt issued for capital improvements; and
– continuing to support a fund managed by the City to attract quality jobs.

Yancy Trostle

July 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Miss-appropriation of funds sounds like to me. Keep the money(Tax dollars) where it was voted for. Go clean the dam area up where the river cut off channel is. Plugged up with a giant log jam!. Least there our dollars would be well spent to prevent flooding. We are probably out of FEMA guidelines on that project. Repair our roads! Roach street and many others are just pools of tar where they have cracked sealed when it should of been overlaid with new asphalt! many other projects needed before the old channel renewal project!

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