Harrisonville purchases new ambulance
The city of Harrisonville recently purchased a new ambulance for its emergency services. The Medic 1, a 2017 Ford F450 Super Duty 4X4 Wheeled Coach, is the newest ambulance in the city’s EMS fleet.
The city said the ambulance, which arrived June 28 from Feld Fire, carries the latest in technology to make patient transport a gentler and safer experience for all involved.
Harrisonville EMS took bids on the new ambulance earlier this year and determined Feld Fire to be the lowest and best bidder with a price of $207,999. Feld Fire, based in Carroll, Iowa, has offices and a service center in Grain Valley.
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Street resurfacing scheduled to start Monday
Street Superintendent Rodney Jacobs from the city of Harrisonville is coordinating with Vance Brothers Construction in preparation for this summer’s road resurfacing program.
The work is set to begin Monday, and should take about a week to complete, weather permitting, Jacobs said.
Major thoroughfares affected are portions of South Street and Independence Street, which are set to receive a micro-surfacing treatment. Slurry seal will be applied to 11 others, including Matt Street, Leah, Amy, Andrea, and Meghan Lanes, Horizon Avenue, Duncan Circle, Brookridge Drive, Osage Street, Pheasant Road and Meadowlark Drive.
The Community Center parking lot will also be re-surfaced with a slurry seal treatment during this time, the city said.
The city is working with Vance Brothers to keep residents informed of progress on the re-surfacing. Door hangers will be used to notify residents that work will begin on their street in 24 hours. The city also said streets will be closed during the day for the safety of workers and to allow work to proceed quickly and efficiently. There will be access at all times in case of emergency, but the city said recommending motorists to avoid the construction area.
City’s electric department recognized for performance
The City of Harrisonville Electric Department is one of eight Missouri municipal utilities to be honored by the American Public Power Association for reliable performance during 2016.
The awards were presented June 8 at a quarterly meeting of the Missouri Public Utility Association in Columbia, where City Administrator Happy Welch accepted the Certificate of Excellence for the local electric department.
To be eligible for the award, the city’s electric department kept track of their outage and restoration data, which was then gathered and compared to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities. Those who placed in the top 25 percent of reliability nationwide, as measured against the national data, received the certificate of excellence.
Farm Bureau Day is Aug. 14 at state fair
The Missouri State Fair is scheduled Aug. 10-20 in Sedalia, and Aug. 14 will be Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day, a day to honor farm families selected from each county, while offering discounts to all fairgoers.
Attendees can save $1 on gate admission, $5 on an unlimited one-day carnival ride wristband and save up to $5 on admission to the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull. Farm Bureau Day discount coupons are free and only available at the Cass County Farm Bureau office, located at 805 W. Mechanic St. in Harrisonville or at 8429 Clint Drive in Belton.
The Missouri Farm Bureau building will be open for visitors during the fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The building is located between the historic old administration and MOAG buildings.