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Mar
12
Sat
2022 IrishFest 5K
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
23
Wed
Policy & Finance Committee: Public Input Session – ARPA Funding @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For Immediate Release

Contact for further information: Gretchen Spiker, Director of Communications, gspiker@topeka.org

March 3, 2022

Topeka City Council seeks input on determining social services eligibility for ARPA funding

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Topeka City Council’s Policy and Finance Committee will host a public input session on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the City’s Holliday Building located at 620 SE Madison St.

The purpose of the session is to solicit feedback from the community regarding what criteria and qualifications should be met, in order to be eligible to apply for the $10 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding the Council voted to allocate for social services.

“This will be a deliberative process with decisions made based on input we receive from Topekans,” said Topeka’s Deputy Mayor Spencer Duncan, and the Chair of the Policy and Finance Committee. “This is just one step in a layered process, and we look forward to hearing directly from citizens regarding their expectations of us during this process.”

The Policy and Finance Committee is currently working with City staff on the application and process for social services.

To sign up for public comment, visit https://www.topeka.org/cityclerk/sign-up-to-speak-at-a-governing-body-meeting/. The deadline to sign up for public comment is 5:00 p.m. the date of the meeting. Public comment can be made in person or by Zoom. Public comment is limited to four minutes per person. Time extensions will not be granted.

On February 12, the Council voted to approve setting aside $35,676,831 to be allocated for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), and $10 million to be allocated for social services. The City received $45,676,831 in ARPA funds.

Apr
5
Tue
Social Service Grants Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This meeting will offer in-person or virtual attendance options. Please contact the Council office by 12:00pm 4/5 to request the virtual link.

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Elect 2022 Chair
  3. Review Timeline
  4. Training for SSG Committee on Grant Process
  5. Other Items
  6. Adjourn
Apr
16
Sat
Topeka Easter Parade @ N Kansas Ave from Norris to Burgess
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Apr
19
Tue
Public Infrastructure Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Virtual and in-person attendance options available. To request virtual link, please contact the Council Office by 5:00pm 4/18.

Agenda: (Items subject to change. Final agenda will be updated no later than 4/18).

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve Minutes from February 15th meeting
  3. Pedestrian Plan/Infill Sidewalk Recommendations for 2022
  4. Resolution 9226: Half-cent & GO Bond authorizing various street/sidewalk/curb and gutter projects for 2022
  5. Discussion of Driveway Culvert Replacements
  6. Other Items
    1. Facilities Repair Program
  7. Adjourn
Apr
25
Mon
Public Health & Safety Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Virtual and in-person attendance options available. Contact Council Office by 5:00pm 4/22 to request Zoom link.

Additional information on the Changing the Culture of Property Maintenance can be found here.

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  1. Membership:
    1. Welcome New Committee Member
    2. Elect 2022 Chair
  1. Changing the Culture of Property Maintenance
    1. Discussion: Draft IPMC Amendments regarding Vegetation
    2. Updates on other Changing the Culture of Property Maintenance Project Initiatives
  1. Other Items
  1. Adjourn; Next meeting will be May 23, 2022 at 1:00pm
May
7
Sat
99.3 The Eagle Cruise Night @ S Kansas Ave-10th to 6th, Quincy-10th to 6th, 9th-Quincy to Kansas, 8th-Quincy to Kansas, 7th-Quincy to Kansas
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
May
17
Tue
Public Infrastructure Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meeting agenda will be posted to the webpage once confirmed. Please check back the week of the meeting.

In-person and Virtual attendance options available. Please contact the Council Office by 5:00pm 5/16 to request Zoom link.

May
20
Fri
Policy & Finance Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This meeting will offer in-person and virtual attendance options. Please contact the Council Office by 5:00pm on 5/19 to request the Zoom link.

Agenda:                                  

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of March 1, 2022 minutes
  3. ARPA Application Review; possible recommendation
  4. Other Items
  5. Adjourn
May
23
Mon
Cancelled –Public Health & Safety Committee Meeting (Changing our Culture of Property Maintenance Initiative) @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The meeting scheduled for May 23rd will be rescheduled.

In-person and virtual attendance options are available. Please call the Council Office by 5:00pm, 5/20/22, to request the Zoom link.

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve April 25, 2022 Meeting Minutes
  3. Changing our Culture of Property Maintenance
    1. Policy & Procedure Recommendations, Preliminary: Karen Black, May 8 Consulting
    2. Other Changing our Culture of Property Maintenance Updates
  4. Other Items
  5. Adjourn; Next meeting will be June 20, 2022 at 1:00pm. Topics will include Changing our Culture of Property Maintenance, Broadband Initiatives, Unsheltered Population