Bid awarded for Haysville’s North Main project


By Nancy D. Borst

HAYSVILLE – The long-awaited North Main Street project has been awarded to Cornejo & Sons LLC by the State of Kansas.
Cornejo’s bid tao resurface Main Street from Grand Avenue to the Wichita-Valley Center Floodway bridge was $1,336,496. Because the project includes federal funds, the city of Haysville is required to pay matching funds in the amount of $273,000. The city passed a resolution of authority to award the contract and commit city funds at Monday’s city council meeting.
Mayor Bruce Armstrong noted that the great bid from Cornejo saved the city money on its share of the project. Work is expected to begin in March and take 180 days.
New Sedgwick County District 2 Commissioner Sarah Lopez introduced herself to the council and said she was always available to listen to city concerns. When asked about coronavirus vaccinations, Lopez said the county’s mass vaccination site at Intrust Bank Arena seems to work well. The issue currently is getting more vaccine. She said the county only gets a 12- to 24-hour notice from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that more vaccine is on the way.
The council’s light agenda also included approval of a contract with the Haysville Aviators baseball team for use of Plagens-Carpenter Stadium in summer 2021.
Deputy administrative officer Georgie Carter reported that the city had received the CDBG Covid-19 grant funds for local businesses and those checks have been distributed. Two more applications are being processed and Carter expects to come back to the council soon for approval and to finalize this project.
In other business, the council:
• Appointed Professional Engineering Consultants, Wichita, as the city’s engineer for 2021.
• Approved renewal of a refuse haulers license for On-Site Inc. dba Wastelink & Air Capital and renewal of a manufactured mobile home license for Peachwood Manor.
• Received the 2020 annual report for the Haysville Land Bank. Armstrong said lots are being sold at a good rate. The land bank ended the year with $191,601.22 in the bank. It still has approximately 60 lots/properties to sell.
• Approved paying the city’s bills for the last half of January.