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Update: July 28, 2009

posted Jul 28, 2009, 7:47 AM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Jul 28, 2009, 8:46 AM ]

While I was hoping for an aggressive schedule that would possibly see construction begin in the July - August time frame, I'm still pleased with the following update from KC Parks & Recreation.  In addition, I'm still confident that we will see a completed project by the end of the year!

The bid documents are in final draft and the spec book is 80% complete. We are hoping to advertise soon. This project package has 3 priority projects in it which need to be completed soon, among many others.

Keep in mind that this project first came to light at the July 10, 2008 PIAC meeting for our council district.  From there, it wasn't until September 23, 2008 that we first assembled to discuss the project as a community.  Now, just ten months removed from that meeting, we are talking about advertising the project for bids, and not only beginning, but completing, construction by the end of the year!  Simply put, we are making amazing progress in a very short amount of time!

Volunteers Needed

The other portion of the Highland View Park project is the construction (or formalization) of hiking / nature trails through the wooded areas of the park.  I know there are some residents who are very interested in this, and I would like to solicit volunteers to help make this happen.  We have been offered assistance from the KCPR engineering staff to kick off such a project, and I think it would be a great idea if we could take advantage of it:

Regarding the secondary trail through the park. [KCPR] was able to flag the trail last winter/spring and would be able to meet with a group of volunteers if they want to work on building the secondary trail.
 >>  If you would be interested in working on the hiking / nature trails, please let me know.  Please indicate the level of participation you would be willing/able to offer.  (I'd like to give someone the opportunity to take on some of the organizational and administrative aspects of this effort.)

As always, thank you for your continued support and participation in this project.  Without you, this project would not be possible!