TRANSPARENCY PORTAL: Clay County Bond Initiative
Clay County Progress - Bond Dollars at Work
Our commitment to fulfilling our obligations from the past while building for the future.
This past October the Clay County Commission passed its tax-free bond initiative to fund improvement projects across the county. Very quickly we have started projects that have been deferred for years and in some cases decades. We have begun vital safety upgrades and are starting plans for our growing community. Every step of the process is important, and we will keep our communities informed of progress as promised.
As we continue to make progress, you will see monthly report expenditures as part of the update process. As always, we strive to hire local so we encourage all Clay County businesses to keep an eye on the bid opportunities as projects and services are posted. You can register now to be notified of bid opportunities.
We appreciate your continued support as we work toward a safer, more enriched Clay County for all.
Four New CXT restroom facilities have been installed at Little Platte South (at DD & F Highway) and North (188th street past central services, near the trailhead) and both facilities at G & B loops at the campground. Rip Rap for Crows Creek shore stabilization has been ordered and plans for placement have been outlined. Repairs were made to the main water line leading to Parks. Twenty trees were planted ahead of the weather, another 100 to 150 more are planned in time for Arbor and Earth Day 2019. These trees are vital to our environment but critical to pest control.
The Clay County Commission has retained Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers (CFSE), P.A. to conduct a double-blind site survey for the Clay County Annex Facility. CFSE will provide analysis of three new sites as well as the existing annex facility and will provide recommendations to the County.
Phase one of Smithville Marina's paver replacements on the docks has been started. The culvert at the Picnic Arm of Crow's Creek has been replaced. Roofs for all shelters throughout the park have been replaced. Little Platte Park's playground has been installed and the ADA parking lot and accessible sidewalk into the playground has been poured.
George K Baum reports that the sale of the bonds went very well and all bonds were sold. They also reported that they secured better interest rates than previously expected, bringing the overall TIC (True Interest Cost) down. Bond Counsel will be working on closing documents that are set for October 30, 2019.
Clay County passes the proposed no-tax increase bond initiative. The county has outlined its improvement and maintenance projects - outline of projects.