In his time on the council, Mike has served Liberty well and has a track record of success. Here we highlight items many of the items he delivered for the citizens:
Storm Water Repairs
Mike is particularly proud of the work he was able to get completed in the Liberty Manor subdivision. For years the Liberty Manor subdivision faced serious flooding issues during even minor rain storms. Vehicles and personal property were destroyed by rising water and basements in the area often flooded. Mike went to work to solve this difficult storm water problem. Thanks to his hard work, Liberty Manor is now free from these problems during even the most heavy of thunderstorms.
South Liberty Parkway Phase II
When Mike took office, SLP ended at Withers Road. By leveraging city dollars with other sources, SLP was completed to 291 Hwy. This has resulted in substantial development along the western portion of the parkway and has opened hundreds more acres for smart growth east of Withers Road.
In the past four years neighborhood parks have all had upgrades completed after citizen input. City Park improvements have restored it as the signature park of the city. The new accessible playground for children of all abilities is a project Mike advocated for that modernized our parks system. Mike was also honored to open the new and improved splash pad complete with the first bucket of water drenching him and many children on a cool day this past May. (That's the photo you see on the homepage.)
New, Modern, Animal Shelter
During his time on the council, Mike helped find a funding mechanism to replace the outdated animal shelter and replace it with a new, modern facility.
Mike was instrumental in the Improved interchange at I-35 and 291 as well as the widening and improvement of Kansas Street.
Quality Job Creation
Mike encourages smart growth. In just the past four years, Liberty has had historic investment in the city with companies investing over a billion dollars in Liberty. These investments created over 5,000 quality jobs.
Supporting Fire, Police, and EMS Services
Mike supported four new firefighter and three new police officer positions have been added to the city. Mike also advocated for an increase in pay for these critical positions. Liberty had become a training ground for first responders before they left for better pay elsewhere. The new pay rates will keep firefighters and police officers in Liberty long term.
When a local subdivision was having issues with power outages, Mike worked with Evergy to replace outdated technology and keep the lights on. When a new resident couldn’t wash their clothes or use their bathrooms, Mike pushed city staff to find the problem and then repair the city issue that was blocking the wastewater pipes. Mike attended citizen organized meetings and worked to find solutions to citizen concerns and Mike worked with citizens to change outdated ordinances.
Mike was the only city council member involved from beginning to end in the efforts to building a new wastewater treatment plant for the city and end Liberty's dependence on Kansas City.
Paid for by Hagan for Liberty, Melissa Hagan, Treasurer