2015 CMIP Request, New Website, 2014 Clean-Up, New Day-time PD Officer
FIA continues work on rebranding the Fairfax District. A formal request for 2015 CMIP Fairfax funds was submitted to UG Budget Director Reggie Lindsey Feb 20. A letter of request, first submitted to our Commissioner Gayle Townsend, was presented at the first public UG Budget Meeting Feb 6. UG County Engineer Bill Heatherman spoke of 2014 Fairfax improvements at our Feb luncheon. Slated improvements include railroad crossings, the traffic light at Stanley and Fairfax Trafficway, and sidewalk replacement/repair along Sunshine road.
Also in Feb, FIA launched its new web site. It is found at www.fiakck.org. We hope you will take a look. Of note is some Fairfax history which was compiled and published by the Union Pacific Railroad.
In addition, our 2014 Clean-Up efforts have been expanded. Led by Chairman Tyrone Herbert of Brotherhood Bank and Mary Vrla of Kansas Gas, April 7 -11 has been designated as the week to concentrate on Fairfax businesses. You are encouraged to improve your grounds and/or buildings by painting, landscaping, repairing, or whatever may be needed. Send before and after pictures of your efforts to Tyrone at
. Or call Chuck at 913-620-7480 to take pictures.
Tyrone, Mary, and I will visit each participating business and select the most improved. Businesses will be noted in our Forum newsletters, spotlighted on our new web site, recognized at two luncheons, and also receive luncheon tickets.
The fall event will feature Kaw Point Park. Plans are to add activities to make the event more of a celebration. Watch the Forum for additional details.
In addition, our sponsorship focus shifts from providing souvenirs and food to building a matching fund for new signage in the district. The Unified Government and others often respond to projects when some designated funds already exist for that project. A designated FIA account will be created within the FIA budget for the funds. FIA will work with the Fairfax Advocacy Committee, FAC, regarding the signage. Sponsorship is $75.00 for both events, total.
FIA again thanks Tyrone and Mary for their leadership of these efforts. Be involved in improving the Fairfax area.
Finally, we again welcome Officer Bryan Rausch to Fairfax. Bryan is our district officer from 6am to 2pm. He can be reached at 913-596-3000 for non-emergencies. Please make sure that number is available for you and your staff. For emergencies use 911.