Use of leftover sales tax revenue among topics being considered by city; most would go for streets

The Topeka City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in its chambers at 214 S.E.
8th, while the Shawnee County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in its chambers in Room B-11 of the County Courthouse, 200 S.E.
The city’s governing body, consisting of the nine council members and Mayor Larry Wolgast, plans to consider a proposal that would outline how the city would use its share of more than $10.07 million left over from a countywide, half-cent sales tax levied from Jan. 1, 2005, through Dec. 31, 2016.
Governing body members also plan to consider adopting Gerber’s proposed 2018-27 CIP and his proposed 2018-2020 Capital Improvement Budget.
The governing body each year adopts a CIB, which lists capital improvements the city may consider in the next three years, and a CIP.
Expenses in the proposed CIP total more than $720 million over 10 years.
Governing body members also plan Tuesday to: n Consider authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to carry out water, water pollution and stormwater projects identified in the CIB.
n Talk about how a Topeka city ordinance that bans the concealed carry of firearms in municipal buildings conflicts with a Kansas law that allows concealed carry in such buildings, and discuss the possibility of repealing that ordinance.
County commissioners plan Monday to consider putting in place a process to help pay training and equipment costs for fire departments that provide first-responder emergency medical care.
The measure would arrange for the county to provide first responders grants to meet those needs using money it receives through fines and penalties from American Medical Response, its ambulance-service provider.

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