Lee’s Summit city manager may leave
Lee’s Summit City Manager Steve Arbo is one of four finalists for leading the city administration in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa.
In an interview, Arbo said that a head-hunting firm has been presenting him with opportunities for two years. But Des Moines is the only city that has appealed to him, he said, because it allows him to grow in leadership and has the same qualities that make Lee’s Summit a good place to work and live.
The finalists are being interviewed this week.
Arbo has served as Lee’s Summit’s city manager since 2008 and as deputy or an assistant city manager since 2001. He was named Outstanding Public Administrator in 2011 by the Kansas City Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration.
| Russ Pulley,
Special to The Star
Belton to extend Markey Parkway
Belton leaders will break ground at 9:30 a.m. Friday for a segment of Markey Parkway, a road being built in a rapidly developing area of the city.
The project will provide a connection from 163rd Street/Route Y to Mullen Road. Also included is the extension of Towne Center Drive to the new Markey Parkway. Both roads should be completed in November 2014.
The Belton-Cass Regional Transportation Development District was created to fund the project, which is being built in phases.
Learn about transportation tax
The statewide transportation sales tax that’s on the August ballot will be the subject of this month’s 2nd Friday meeting hosted by Kansas City Council members Scott Taylor and John Sharp.
Daniel Niec from the Missouri Department of Transportation will speak about the proposed three-quarter-cent tax and local projects it would finance.
The meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Trailside Center, 99th and Holmes.