KINGMAN – Here are six items of interest from the Kingman City Council meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.:
Interstate 40 Interchange projects
Council and staff will discuss in work session the status of the proposed Interstate 40 traffic Interchange projects. The West Kingman traffic interchange will work to alleviate congestion and enhance traffic flow through a connection of Interstate 40 and U.S. 93. The Kingman Crossing interchange on I-40 will include an arterial, or through, roads. The goal is for the Kingman Crossing interchange to assist commercial development, public safety and traffic circulation. The goal of the Rancho Santa Fe Parkway interchange on I-40, also with arterial roads, is to aid in promoting commercial and industrial development. It would also provide increased access to the airport.
Council and staff will also discuss in work session bringing on a project manager for the interchanges, potentially Matrix Design Group and consultants AECOM, Tierra Right-of-Way Services and Infrastructure Mavens. The total fee for services is estimated at about $1,189,887.
Debt financing options will also be discussed. No action will be taken on work session items.
Discussion of annexation
Staff and Council are considering and will discuss in work session annexing at least 640 acres in the Kingman High School area and at least 3,616 acres in the Kingman Airport area. Annexation cannot occur before 123 days have passed since the start of the process. Annexation is being discussed as part of Kingman’s growth and economic development strategy. No action will be taken.
Possible action on inmate work
Council will discuss and possibly take action on entering into an agreement with the State of Arizona Department of Corrections for inmate work. The department of corrections is looking into requiring that able-bodied inmates perform work activity while imprisoned. Inmates would perform work around Kingman including recycling, weed abatement, trash pickup, sidewalk sweeping and landscape maintenance. Kingman would provide tools, equipment, water, sanitary facilities and protective clothing when needed.
Kingman has received the annual intergovernmental agreement with Mohave County Flood Control District in the amount of about $590,000 for flood control related projects. Projects include storm drainage improvements on Sycamore Avenue, Western Avenue, Beverly Avenue, Eighth Street railroad underpass, Southern Avenue and Fairground Boulevard. Funds could also go to land acquisition for additional drainage maintenance, and erosions and drainage projects.
Multiple vehicle transfers, acquisitions
Council will discuss multiple vehicle transfers and acquisitions for departments including the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team, and the Public Works Department’s engineering and water divisions.
Council will discuss in executive session land sales and leases, and the KAA litigation.