The Leavenworth County Clerk, Leavenworth, Kansas, 300 Walnut Street will receive sealed proposals, until 2:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, May 28, 2015, for contractual Renovations to the Leavenworth County building located at 725 Laming Tonganoxie, Kansas. The project consists of reconfiguring approximately 7,000SF of internal office and open storage space into new offices for the County Treasurer, Sheriff and Emergency Operations Departments. The proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Leavenworth County Clerk’s Office at 300 Walnut Street, Suite 106, Leavenworth, Kansas at the time and place described above.
Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope with the name of the bidder and “Bid for Renovations to the Leavenworth County New Annex” clearly written on the envelope and addressed to the Leavenworth County Clerk, 300 Walnut Street, Suite 106, Leavenworth Kansas 66048. Any bids received after the closing time will be returned unopened.
Plans and specifications for bidding can be purchased from KC Blue Print at 2106 Swift, North Kansas City, MO 64116. A copy of the plans and specifications for the contract are on file at the Leavenworth County Public Works Office and are open for the public inspection. If there are any questions please contact John Forslund at 918-557-7314. A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. local time at 725 Laming in Tonganoxie on Friday May 8th, 2015.
The Governing Body, of the County of Leavenworth, Kansas, reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive non-conformities.
Leavenworth County, Kansas is an equal opportunity employer. Small, minority, disadvantaged or women owned businesses are encouraged to submit bids.
Questions regarding the bid specifications should be addressed to Doug Smith at 913-727-1800 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Questions may be faxed to 913-727-2894.
The Leavenworth County Board of Commissioners has the right to refuse any and all bids and accept the best bid they feel is in the best interest of Leavenworth County.
Janet Klasinski, County Clerk
Courthouse, 300 Walnut Street, Suite 106
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
AVIAN FLU - KDA PRESS RELEASE (4/6/2015)
April 4, 2015
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KDA Lifts Control Movement Order in Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties
MANHATTAN, Kan. –The Kansas Department of Agriculture has completed surveillance and testing in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties and lifted movement restrictions for the quarantined area. Movement of live poultry and poultry products, including eggs, can resume as normal.
KDA officials surveyed and tested every poultry premise within the infected zone, multiple premises in the buffer zone and responded to seven sick bird calls. All test results were found to be negative.
"We appreciate the citizens that self-reported their flocks. It has allowed us to effectively identify the number of flocks in the area and ensure we stamped out this virus," said Dr. Justin Smith, Kansas Deputy Animal Health Commissioner. "We could not have responded as quickly as we did without the great support of both county emergency management coordinators as well as the fantastic facilities provided by the Fairmount Township Fire Station."
Avian Influenza is a contagious, rapidly spreading viral disease affecting birds. Outbreaks of a strain of avian influenza have occurred in Missouri, Arkansas, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Idaho and are not considered to be a threat to public health or the food supply.
Avian Influenza exists naturally in many wild birds and can be transmitted by contact with infected animals or ingestion of infected food or water. The Center for Disease Control considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections in wild birds, backyard flocks and commercial poultry, to be low. No human infections with the virus have been detected at this time.
Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Bill Brown encourages all poultry owners to continue to closely monitor their flocks and contact their local veterinarian immediately if birds appear infected. For a listing of symptoms of HPAI, visit www.agriculture.ks.gov/avianinfluenza.com.
Farmers and ranchers can protect their flocks with good biosecurity practices including:
Isolate new animals
Move all livestock away from boundaries of your property
Clean clothing and boots should be worn when contact with livestock is expected.
Thoroughly clean and disinfect equipment and animal areas
Monitor your animals for signs of the disease
RECONSTRUCTION OF KANSAS AVENUE BRIDGE TO BEGIN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2015
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Reconstruction of Kansas Avenue Bridge to begin
Wichita, KS – Reconstruction of the Kansas Avenue Bridge in Leavenworth County crossing over the Turnpike/I-70 near mile marker 221 is set to begin soon, weather permitting. Kansas Avenue Bridge will close to all traffic on Monday, March 16.
The Kansas Avenue Bridge (Br. No. 221.542) has deteriorated to the point it needs to be replaced. AM Cohron & Sons is the contractor for the project. Construction on the bridge is expected to be complete in November.
Most bridges crossing over the Turnpike are approximately the same age – 50+ years. During the next several years, KTA will be reconstructing many of these bridges. Future bridge reconstruction schedule will be determined by annual bridge inspections.
An aerial image of the bridge in question. Click to view on Google Maps.
U.S. 73/K-7 Pavement Replacement & Bridge Repair Project
The K-7/U.S. 73 pavement reconstruction project has been suspended for the winter. The roadway is open and work will resume in the spring. Once shoulder replacement commences the detour route will be reactivated.