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  • skcablog 12:07 pm on May 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Center Planning May Meeting 

    Center Planning and Development Council

    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    7:00 pm

    Parking access on south side of 99th St. Additional parking on the north side of 99th St
    Park with caution. Or park in Gomer’s or Holmeswood Shopping Center on west side of Holmes

    AGENDA

    • Jason Holsman, our Missouri State Senator, will provide the highlights of the Legislative Session.
    • Our South Patrol Officer will give us the latest developments regarding the homicides on the Indian Creek Trail near 103rd Street and Wornall Road. Many of us are very concerned about the series of homicides in our area.
    • Lisa Hummel, Coordinator of Keep Out The Rain KC will be present to register households who wish to be evaluated for this program.

    Next Meeting

    We will not be meeting in June, July, and August, and will restart again on the last Tuesday in September (the 26th). We hope everyone has an enjoyable summer. As always, if an issue comes up that requires a special meeting, we will let you know.

     
  • skcablog 11:39 am on May 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Southern Communities Coalition Meeting 

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
    South Kansas City Patrol Station
    9701 Marion Park Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64137

    Guest Speakers:

    • Mr. Chad Thompson, Project Manager on Blue River Road
    • Mr. Mario Vasquez, Project Manager on Trolley Track Trail
    • Ms. Lisa Hummel, Community Outreach Coordinator for a free City program called “Keep Out The Rain KC

    Coffee & cookies are served
    This meeting is always informative on local issues
    Questions: Carol McClure, Co-Chair, 816-966-0855

     
  • skcablog 12:14 pm on May 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Meetings Notice from Center Planning 

    There are two very important upcoming meetings that will affect the south Kansas City area.

    The first meeting is with Centerpoint, the developer of the Bannister Federal Complex. They are holding a meeting at Center High School to discuss their plans for the cleanup of the Bannister Federal Complex. The meeting is on Thursday, May 11th, at 5:30pm.

    The second meeting is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to get feedback from the public about Centerpoint’s plans for the cleanup of the Bannister Federal Complex. This is a formal public hearing. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at 5:30pm at Center High School.

    Please plan to attend both meetings, as one affects the other, and both greatly affect our community.

     
  • skcablog 3:40 pm on April 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Good Luck Lee’s Summit 

    KCPT is to be commended for their occasional programs dealing with local schools. You would think that guests on these shows would be experts in their field, yet Nick Haines, for some reason, includes Dr. Dennis Carpenter, the current superintendent of the failing Hickman Mills School District. In a recent show, the guests were asked what gives them headaches, and Carpenter responded with his usual claim that the students in Hickman Mills can’t perform, educationally, as well as those in more affluent districts.

    That Hickman Mills can’t get accredited by the State is such a headache for Dr. Carpenter that he decided to pursue a cure through something called AdvancedEd. It would be interesting to know how much this cost the taxpayers, especially since it really carries no weight. In the District’s press release he stated:

    It’s refreshing to have the district’s processes, systems and overall programming validated. This ensures that we are on track in terms of providing a holistic education of the district’s children validated.

    Hmmmm. Not only does that last sentence not make sense, but you would think if it were true, they wouldn’t remain provisionally accredited by the State.

    One also has to wonder if another source of his headache is the fact that he’s trying to hide something. Recently it has come to light that an email went out to all board of education members telling them they aren’t allowed in District buildings without an administrative escort. It seems he’s gone so far as having their ID badges deactivated. The truly sad fact of this is that he, as superintendent, is literally running the district, not the board of education which employees him.

     
  • skcablog 11:14 am on April 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Center Planning April Meeting 

    Center Planning and Development Council

    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    7:00 pm

    Parking access on south side of 99th St. Additional parking on the north side of 99th St
    Park with caution. Or park in Gomer’s or Holmeswood Shopping Center on west side of Holmes

    AGENDA

    Center School District Panel:

    Kelly Wachel, public relations director for the Center School District, is excited to share a panel presentation on the new “Center Impact Project” that seeks to pair intensive volunteer experiences with high school students at Center High School. The impact team is comprised of local churches, the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Caring for Kids, Young Life, and others all collaborating with Center School District to help support academic achievement and attendance. We will have Dr. Sharon Nibbelink (superintendent), Mark Potter (community outreach coordinator at Colonial Presbyterian Church), and Leonard Davis (Young Life) here to explain the project and what it means for our community and our students.

    Keep Out the Rain is coming to our area this summer — to the West Bannister Neighborhood, Valley View, Western Hills, Santa Fe Hills, and the Boone area. Some of you may have experienced sewer back-ups in your basement. This is a free program to help property owners find and fix connections that allow rainwater to enter the sanitary sewer system. Lisa Hummel, coordinator of the program, will be here to sign up residents and provide more details. You can also call for a sewer connection check-up by calling 513-0200. This is one part of the City’s Overflow Control Program.

     
  • skcablog 11:58 am on April 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Southern Communities Coalition Meeting 

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
    South Kansas City Patrol Station
    9701 Marion Park Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64137

    Guest Speakers:

    • Mr. Darrell Curls, President, Hickman Mills School District
    • Introduction of the incoming Superintendent, Dr. Yolanda Cargile
    • School Board members as of Tuesday, April 4th
    • Mr. Keith Sanders, Chief Engineer, K.C. Area Transportation Authority
      Three Trials Station at Bannister & Blue Ridge Blvd.

    Coffee & cookies are served
    This meeting is always informative on local issues
    Questions: Carol McClure, Co-Chair, 816-966-0855

     
  • skcablog 3:11 pm on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Center Planning March Meeting 

    Center Planning and Development Council

    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    7:00 pm

    Parking access on south side of 99th St. Additional parking on the north side of 99th St
    Park with caution. Or park in Gomer’s or Holmeswood Shopping Center on west side of Holmes

    AGENDA

    Major Perez or an officer from South Patrol will give us a crime report for our area, specifically about the two homicides on 99th St. In addition we will have an update on the homeless in the trail area.

    Roxane Hill, Executive Director of the Wonderscope Children’s Museum will speak on the anticipated plans for the museum in the newly renovated Red Bridge Shopping Center. This will be a huge anchor and boon for the shopping center.

    Jim Staley, Community Relations and Planning Director for the Mid-Continent Library will tell us about the relationship between the Red Bridge Library and the Children’s Museum. In addition he will speak on the plans for the Library in light of the property tax increase for the Library.

    News Items

    The community outreach program for the Center School District had to be rescheduled for our April 25th monthly meeting. Please join us then.

    An application has been made for a “Change of Ownership” liquor license at 9916 Holmes for the Soul Lounge. This was the former Magnolias.

    An application has been made for a “Change of Ownership” liquor license at 9922 Holmes. It will be called Jambo Cafe. The location has been vacated for over a year. The application states closing hours will be 3am, the same closing hours as previously. It will be closed Sundays.

    Remember to vote, April 4th!

     
  • skcablog 10:23 am on March 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Southern Communities Coalition Meeting 

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
    South Kansas City Patrol Station
    9701 Marion Park Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64137

    Guest Speakers:

    • Ms. Ericka Beeler, Manager of Business Development and Ms. Jodi Fincher, RN, Interim Administration, St. Joseph Medical Center – Senior Services
    • Mr. Terry Leeds, Director of K.C. Water Services
    • Mr. Dan Coffey, Citizens For Responsible Government – $800 million Bond Issue

    Coffee & cookies are served
    This meeting is always informative on local issues
    Questions: Carol McClure, Co-Chair, 816-966-0855

     
  • skcablog 10:04 pm on February 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Fake News in South KC 

    Last week’s edition of The Jackson County Advocate had a lengthy article about the last Southern Communities Coalition meeting where Robbyn Wahby, Executive Director of the Missouri Charter Public School Commission, presented an overview of charter schools and why Hickman Mills is eligible.

    Lots of background was covered in the article as were comments made by the Hickman Mills, Center, and Grandview superintendents. Interestingly, it was pointed out that Dr. Carpenter, Hickman Mills Superintendent, was the most vocal. This fact is true. Not only his comments, but his posture and facial expressions expressed opposition to what he was hearing.

    What was not covered, but was reported in The Pitch, is that Carpenter’s wife is the principal at Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy, a charter school within the Kansas City Public Schools. Is support of charters a question of who’s bringing in the bucks; or is it more what’s good for the goose isn’t necessarily good for the gander? Remember, Carpenter took his kid out of the district’s early childhood program and put him in a private school. Apparently, this program, which Carpenter oversees, is good enough for all the kids in Hickman Mills but his own. Carpenter seems to get a lot of good press but maybe that depends on which side of his mouth he’s talking out of.

     
    • Tony 1:19 pm on February 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I visit Tony’s Kansas City for all my fake news.

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  • skcablog 6:40 pm on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Center Planning February Meeting 

    Center Planning and Development Council

    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    7:00 pm

    Parking access on south side of 99th St. Additional parking on the north side of 99th St
    Park with caution. Or park in Gomer’s or Holmeswood Shopping Center on west side of Holmes

    AGENDA

    Troy Schulte, our City Manager, will present three proposals on the April 4th ballot. They represent areas of much-needed improvement in the City and will be funded by an increase in our property tax.

    • 600 million for streets, bridges and sidewalks
    • 150 million for flood control
    • 50 million for public buildings (animal shelter and compliance with the
      Americans with Disabilities Act)

    Troy will provide details on each proposal. This will be followed by a question and answer period.

    We urge everyone to be present and be an educated voter. Let your neighbors know about this important meeting.

    News Items

    The Red Bridge Area Plan was approved by the City Plan Commission and will be heard before the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee February 22nd.

    Several board members of Center Planning and many others participated in the plan which will be a guide to developers for vacant properties in our area. The plan is available on the City’s website.

    Red Bridge Rising! Children’s Museum announced! The Wonderscope Children’s Museum announced this morning its plans to construct a new $12 million facility in the recently renovated Red Bridge Shopping Center in South Kansas City. This will be a state-of the art partnership with the Mid-Continent Library’s Red Bridge branch. The innovative development will include at one end Wonderscope Children’s Museum 30,000 square foot museum joined with a new Library. In the middle of the two will be a public auditorium that could seat 300 people for community events.

     

     
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