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Description: For additional internet opportunities, Google Fiber is installing new fiber and network facilities in the City of Leawood. Ervin Cable Construction, LLC is contracted to complete the work on behalf of Google Fiber. The work is expected to occur in the City regulated right-of-way along roads and in front yards. If you have questions or concerns regarding Google Fiber work, please use the contact information provided below.
Customer Questions/Concerns: All construction-related inquiries and/or concerns, (including matters regarding restoration and repair), must be directed to Google Fiber’s 24/7 Construction Line – 1-877-454-6959.
For more information related to internet service, please contact Google Fiber by calling 844-36-FIBER, visiting www.fiber.google.com, or scanning the QR code provided below:
The department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts has released the 2023 Summer Camp Guide.
June 29, 2022
Leawood PD adds green vehicle to black and white fleet
This week the Leawood Police Department introduced a Tesla Model Y electric vehicle into its fleet of black and white patrol cars.
The department first began exploring the idea of adding an electric vehicle to its fleet last year after finding that reviews for currently available hybrid patrol cars were not favorable.
“I ended up contacting about 10 agencies from New York to California,” Capt. Kirt Yoder, the agency’s project manager said of his early quest for information. “Tesla-Kansas City was great. They were eager to help and answer all our questions.”
An early cost comparison done more than a year ago, when the city was able to purchase gas for $1.75 a gallon, showed that the current Ford Explorer Patrol SUV would cost about $4,500 a year for energy costs to operate while a Tesla, based on the 2021 cost of $0.08/kilowatt hour, would cost $648 a year in energy costs.
Last August a presentation was made to the Leawood City Council and they unanimously approved the police department moving forward. That is when the real work began.
Working with outfitters at Ka-Comm Inc. in Olathe, the project slowly took shape and the vehicle is finally ready to hit the streets. It is expected to have a four-year service life, a year longer than the Ford Explorer it replaced.
“I think electric vehicles are going to be the future and this is going to be a good foundation for us,” Yoder said. “Some officers have concerns because this is a smaller vehicle and the extra equipment (of a patrol car) eats into their work space, but others are excited for the new technology.”
Description: AT&T is installing new fiber, to upgrade their network. This should allow for better and faster internet. Some work will be performed in the City regulated right-of-way along roads and in front yards. Most of the work will occur within public utility easements located in residential side yards and along rear property lines. Please note, the City does not regulate these easements. If you have questions or concerns regarding AT&T work, please use the contact information below.
Contractor: Heartland Midwest LLC, 913-397-7613
Customer Concerns: 913-676-1801
For more information, or to get notified when AT&T Fiber becomes available, scan the QR code below, or visit www.att.com/fiberfaqs:
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