KINGMAN – Debate will continue on what direction the city should take regarding the Kingman Crossing project, and the treatment of circus animals has found its way on to the Kingman Common Council’s agenda for this week’s meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.
Mayor Monica Gates and Councilman Travis Lingenfelter each have placed agenda items regarding Kingman Crossing. Gates wants a resolution passed, much like she did at the previous council meeting July 5, to move the project forward. Lingenfelter has requested a presentation on an “alternative financing and design/build project delivery method,” according to the agenda.
Gates tried to move forward with a professional services contract worth nearly $1.2 million for the design of the project at the last meeting. That failed to pass when Lingenfelter brought up his alternative-method idea, which did pass on a 4-3 vote with Lingenfelter getting votes from Vice-Mayor Jen Miles, Councilwoman Jamie Scott Stehly and Councilman David Wayt.
The mayor wants to move forward now that Kingman Regional Medical Center has come into view as a major player. KRMC wants to purchase the land voters approved in November for the city to sell and fund a traffic interchange itself north of Airway Avenue at Interstate 40 . KRMC is requesting that a “sales tax sharing agreement” be reached with the city to offset some of its “significant investment,” according to a letter written by…
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