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  • skcablog 9:18 pm on October 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    October Center Planning Meeting 

    Center Planning and Development Council

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road, KCMO 64131

    AGENDA

    Aaron Whitehead, our KCPD Community Interaction Officer, will provide a crime report for our area.

    Jason Cooley, KCPD Community Initiative Officer, will give us an update on the progress of the “Roadway Safety Ordinance for Pedestrians and Motorists.” It is ordinance #180619 and is about people asking for money at our intersections.

    Jason Klumb, attorney for Center Point, will give us an update on the former Bannister Federal Complex.

    John Sharp, former City Council person, will give an update on the liquor card issue.

    Announcements:

    The applicant for the proposed used car lot on the SE corner of Holmes and Bannister Rd  (701 E. Bannister Rd) is moving ahead with plans to gain City approval. There will be a pubic hearing before the City Plan Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 6th at City Hall, 26th floor at 9 A.M. Let your concerns be heard on Nov 6th and contact your Council person. The staff planner is Chris Hughley, 513-8817.

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  • skcablog 8:01 pm on October 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Agenda for October SCC Meeting 

    Southern Communities Coalition Meeting

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:00 P.M.
    South Kansas City Patrol Station
    9701 Marion Park Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64137

    Guest Speakers

    Ms. Marlene Nagel, Community Development Director with the Mid-America Regional Council. Subject: National Historic Trails Plan

    Mr. Chad Thompson, assistant City engineer and project manager. Subject: Blue River Road and other projects in south K.C.

    Mr. Jim Ellis, developer, Riverbirch Multi-family development at 107th Street and Cypress Avenue in Hickman Heights

     
  • skcablog 3:36 pm on September 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Center Planning September Meeting Agenda 

    Center Planning and Development Council
    Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
    7:00 pm
    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road, KCMO 64131

    AGENDA

    1) Mary McCall, our South Patrol community interaction officer (CIO) will provide a crime report for our area.

    2) Roxane Hill, Executive Director of the Wonderscope Children’s Museum, will present the final plan for the museum. Last year, their plan was combined with the Red Bridge Library, however, the final plan does not include the library. The museum will be a 30,453 square foot one-story building on 4.5 acres on the southeast corner of East Red Bridge Road and Oak Street. An existing daycare center and small parking lot are currently on the site.

    3) Steve Bell purchased the property on the NE corner of State Line Road and Red Bridge Road. He would like to have outdoor weddings on his property and wants to hear what the community thinks of this idea. The zoning would stay residential.

    4) SE corner of Holmes and Bannister Rd: What was once a garden/nursery appears to be a used car lot which is not permitted under current zoning. We would like to give the owner our current suggestions regarding what would be acceptable to the community. The property contains .69 acres and is zoned for business. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the meeting.

    5) John Sharp, our former 6th District Councilperson, will give an update on a proposed ordinance that would eliminate the city doing background checks of employees of the liquor industry.

    We look forward to seeing you at this month’s meeting!

     
  • skcablog 3:22 pm on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Agenda for Southern Communities Meeting 

    Southern Communities Coalition Meeting

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 7:00 P.M.
    South Kansas City Patrol Station
    9701 Marion Park Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64137

    Guest Speakers

    Mr. John Gordon – Director of youth program BOYSGROW. Located at 147th St. and 150 Highway.

    Ms. Bridget Herrick, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Creative Services Manager. Discussing 3-Trails RideKC Bus Service Route 596.

    Also, updates to all South KC issues at City Hall

     
  • skcablog 10:33 pm on September 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Scenic America 

    The President of Scenic America will be in town and would like to meet with local leaders about billboard issues across the nation. Carol Winterowd, president of the Center Planning & Development Council has arranged for him to be at the Trailside Center on Wednesday, September 19th at 10:30am.

    Scenic America is the only organization concerned about the visual appearance of our highways.

    Come and hear what he has to say.

     
  • skcablog 11:53 am on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    6th District at Large Candidate Stacey Johnson-Cosby 

    Two meetings were held in south Kansas City this week that Stacey Johnson-Cosby had a major role in. The first was South Kansas City Alliance. Stacey is the President of this political club. South Kansas City Alliance is following its standard operating procedure: only invite one side of an issue—the side they favor—to present their position. The issue is the proposed Kansas City ordinance to require yearly city inspection of rental properties. This will be on the ballot August 7th. The next meeting was of the Center Planning and Development Council, of which Stacey Johnson-Cosby is Vice President. They had a special meeting to discuss a project for which Stacey, a real estate broker, is the listing agent.

    Some observations: If you are an organization having a candidate forum, don’t invite Stacey Johnson-Cosby because she doesn’t believe in debate or discussion. Stacey made her candidacy official in January, yet she still is Councilman Scott Taylor’s Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) representative and a real estate broker. This all seems to present many conflicts of interest. Councilman Taylor wants to lecture the City Council on ethics. He might start with his own PIAC representative.

     
    • Mike 1:00 pm on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      There is a special sales tax in my area where all of the money generated goes to reducing the maintenance costs of several retail businesses while claiming to be for community improvement. At a neighborhood forum for discussing this tax, Stacey’s only contribution was to say that if we didn’t like the tax, we should shop elsewhere. I was taken aback by the anti-democratic message implicit in her statement. The tax affects all of the stores near me. This is my neighborhood. Yet what I heard her say is that we should just accept what the power wants and if we don’t like it, go somewhere else, but we can’t have a say in how government operates. I don’t think she understands what democracy is, and I am sure that on the City Council, she will push the big business, real estate agenda over the interests of the people of Kansas City. I guess she would say that I should live somewhere else.

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  • skcablog 12:45 pm on July 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Special Meeting About Land at 104th Street & Wornall Road 

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 7:00 P.M.
    Trailside Center
    9901 Holmes Road
    Kansas City, MO 64131

    From Center Planning:

    A company named Seed Services is making plans to build a church on the vacant 6+ acres on the east side of 104th and Wornall.

    There will be no rezoning issues. However, because there had been plans to build a triplex residential development on the property, they now need municipal approval for an amended Development Plan.

    This meeting allows you to ask more in-depth questions about their proposed plan and how it will affect the community and traffic near 103rd and Wornall.

    Please plan on attending on Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00pm at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road, KCMO 64131. Tim Herndon of Wallace Engineering, one of the planners on this project, has supplied his email address and phone number as well. See his letter for that and other information.

     
  • skcablog 11:07 am on May 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Center Planning May Meeting 

    Center Planning and Development Council
    Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
    7:00 pm
    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road, KCMO 64131

    AGENDA

    1) Mary McCall, our South Patrol community interaction officer (CIO) will give an overview of crime in our area. In addition, she will give us instructions on how each homes/neighborhood association can look up crime reports in their area.

    2) Jim Ready, manager of the Regulated Industries Division of the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department at City Hall will tell us what the law allows for liquor licenses and what authority they have in enforcement when problems occur. We understand John Harbrecker, supervisor, will also be able to attend. There have been concerns about the bar situation at 99th & Holmes, so we hope that many residents near that neighborhood will attend this meeting. Public safety is always an issue.

    This will be our last meeting before the summer months. We will resume in September. Have a wonderful summer!

     
  • skcablog 9:55 pm on May 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    May SCC Meeting 

    Southern Communities Coalition Meeting

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00 P.M.
    South Kansas City Patrol Station
    9701 Marion Park Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64137

    Guest Speakers

    Mr. Terry Riley, consultant, on behalf of Mr. Rick Kochuyt, applicant for the proposed Shell station with Dunkin’ Donuts at the location of the vacant UMB Bank building, 10321 Blue Ridge Blvd.

    For the KC Water Department, a “rates presentation” featuring Mr. Terry Leeds, KC director, Mr. Hugh Woods, Sr., financial analyst, Mr. Sean Hennessy, chief financial officer, & Mr. Harry Ingels, “trouble shooter”.

    Questions will be taken after each presentation.

    The May meeting will be the last until September.

     
  • skcablog 5:27 pm on April 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Hickman Mills Stays Losing 

    Apparently the Hickman Mills School Board members don’t realize that, as  the community’s representatives, their function is to vote the will of the people.  If they understood that, they would not have appointed a loser to fill the most recent vacant seat.  Shawn Kirkwood ran as an incumbent in 2016 and was rejected by the electorate.  If he had the drive to continue on the board, he could have run in either the 2017 or 2018 election; rather, he chose the easier (and more sure?) route of appointment.

    Not only did the board appoint someone rejected by the community; but in doing so, they rejected two other highly qualified candidates.  Not only is Steven Ramsey qualified, but he is young and would bring a fresh perspective.  Sandy Sexton is also qualified and would bring some much needed diversity to the board, which appears to be a one-way street.

     
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