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Raytown School Board picks new leaders

Rick Moore was elected C-2 Board President and Amy Tittle is the new district Vice-President. Outgoing president Bobbie Saulsberry was praised for her service. 

In other school news, it looks like core curriculum courses for summer school will survive cuts for grades 9 to 12. K through 8th grade are still at risk and dependent on state funding decisions by the legislature.

The Kansas City Star Covers the Parks Sales Tax Renewal

Raytown seems to get ignored in the media, unless there is a major crime commited here. It is nice to see a fairly in depth article about the parks sales tax renewal.

You can read it online by clicking on this link http://www.kansascity.com/2010/04/27/1906858/raytown-park-sales-tax-renewal.html

SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF RAYTOWN Annual SPRING TEA

Police Blotter April 19th to 26th 2010

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23rd Annual Raytown Arts Festival results

JUDGES WORK SHEET
  AWARDS  Artist Titles
Best of Show 1st $100.00 Pat Thompson “Captiveting”
Best of Show 2nd $75.00 Joshua Mawhirter “Shades of Gray”
Best of Show 3rd $50.00 Ed Faust “Midwest Vineyard”
1st Place $25 OPAGUE (OIL/ACRYLIC) Betty Swisher “The Young Artists”
1st Place $25 DRAWING Pat Betteridge “Window Gazer”
1st Place $25 MIXED MEDIA Jan Walker “Summer Delight”
1st Place $25 3D Rosena Baumli “Bone again”
1st Place $25 TRANSPARENT Dawn Thomas Anemone Shadows”
1st Place $25 PASTEL Pat Betteridge “HiIIside”
1st Place $25 PHOTOGRAPHY Peggy Lawrey “Carolina Wrens”

Outgoing Mayor Pro Tem honored

Fourth Ward Alderman Pat Ertz term as Mayor Pro Tem ended with the election of Joe Creamer to the annually rotating position. Mayor Bower read a proclamation honoring Alderman Ertz for his service.

Sales tax for Raytown Parks amended to include a sunset provision

The Board of Aldermen amended the Park Sales Tax bill to include a sunset provision.  The vote was close, 6 to 4.  The Mayor made it clear that he would vote in favor of the amendment if he had to break a tie vote.  The pro-amendment side argued that this would leave control in the hands of the voters. Those against the amendment argued that oversight should be by the Board every year and that renewal already has cost about $100,000 in Election Board fees.

The amendment passing had the effect of delaying final passage to the next BOA meeting. At that time the BOA will vote on putting the revised version of the bill on the August Primary ballot.

Raytown has a new Mayor Pro Tem

Joe Creamer was elected Mayor Pro Tem by his fellow Aldermen.  This will be Alderman Creamer’s first term in this role.

Raytown Police Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive

News Release

For Release: 04/22/10

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Program

Raytown Police Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive

 

Raytown, Missouri – The Raytown, MO Police Department, participated in the statewide Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted April 15, 2010.  During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 41traffic tickets including: 7 safety belt tickets; 15 speeding tickets; and 5 Hazardous Moving Violation tickets and 14 citations for other traffic violations. 

Safety belts are your single best defense in a crash, according to National Highway Safety Administration statistics. Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive.

 For more information on Missouri’s seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com

Mayor Bower’s Family gets a new Jett

It may be a few months before this Jett can crawl, let alone fly.  Our Mayor has become a grandfather.

Jett David Zimmermann has arrived!!  7lbs-13oz and 19.25″ and born at 9:44
 am, April 21st.  Mother and Baby are doing well and ‘Big Sister’ Kendall is very proud
 too.  Pass the word please.

Summer School Uncertain for Raytown

Budget constraints may result in the cancellation of summer school for the Raytown School District.

For more on this see KSHB-TV News

Raytown – You Drink and Drive. You Lose.

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 RAYTOWN POLICE CRACK DOWN ON IMPAIRED DRIVING

                    YOU DRINK AND DRIVE. YOU LOSE

 

Raytown, Missouri- You Drink and Drive. You Lose.

Law Enforcement Officers across Missouri will be cracking down on drunk and impaired driving with increased enforcement May 5th through 9th, 2010. The Raytown Police Department will be participating in this effort. This effort is being funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division.

Drivers are reminded they could lose their licenses, pay large fines, go to jail, or worst of all, cause a tragic loss of life.

If you cause a fatal crash while intoxicated, you could be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, a felony resulting in up to seven years of jail time, a $5,000 dollar fine or both.

For more information on impaired driving, visit www.saveMOlives.com

Shepherd’s Center of Raytown Spring Cleanup

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Photos of the Shepherd’s Center of Raytown Spring Cleanup which occurred on April 10, 2010. Five aldermen and the mayor among the 24 volunteers. They were able to complete the cleanup of 21 senior’s yards. Raytown Online and the Shepherd’s Center thank the YMCA, Southwood UCC, KC Mass Services, Bickford House, Temple Heights Manor, Kuwanis, City of Raytown officials, and the SCR volunteers who made this project a success.

SPRING FLING – WHOLE HOG PIG ROAST

SPRING FLING – WHOLE HOG PIG ROAST
Pulled Pork              Baked Beans
Potato salad            Slaw
Bread-Rolls             Drinks
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Cost: $8.00 adults        $5.00 children under 12
Family – 2 adults and 2 children under 12 – $20.00

                           Entertainment

Hours: Noon to 3:00 PM in Fellowship Hall
5055 Blue Ridge Blvd. – United Methodist Church
April 24th, 2010

Raytown Parks Director Kevin Boji reports on the Sales Tax renewal

Director Kevin Boji ask that the 1/8th cent sales tax for Raytown’s parks be put before the voters for renewal.

Mayor Bower honors the 911 operators

Shepherd’s Center yard cleanup day

The Shepherd’s Center of Raytown Executive Director, Iris Miller, addresses the Mayor and Aldermen about the yard cleanup effort.

Raytown 16, Ruskin 5

The Blue Jays defeated Ruskin 16 to 5.  The Jays had a 10 run scoring blast in the 4th  inning. The winning pitcher was Gabe Swope.  Dustin Hardy gave a impressive 3 home run performance at bat.

Letter to the Editor from Ward I Alderman Joe Creamer

Recently I brought to the Board of Alderman the idea of requiring registration of vacant and abandoned structures in the City of Raytown. It was my intent that someone could drive down any street and not be able to tell the difference between a residence that is lived in and one that is owned by a bank. The ordinance allows us to have contact information with banks, realators, ect, in the event there is a code violation the city has contact information that will enable us to resolve violations in a quicker manner.
 
I just had conversation with Beth Linn this morning and the ordinance is in full swing, as of now we have about 50 properties that have been registered with contact information.If you know of any homes in your neighborhood that need to be registered you can contact community development at 737-6014 and they will send a codes officer out to check for signs of vacancy and begin the process.
 
It is my hope that this will help to streamline the process with some of the properties in our community and will help to make Raytown a quality place to live.
 
 
                                                                            Alderman Joe Creamer

Man fatally stabbed in his driveway

A man was fatally stabbed at about 8pm 4/13/2010 in his driveway in the 8800 block of Evanston. This a about 3 blocks south of Raytown.

For more on this goto the story on KMBC channel 9.  http://www.kmbc.com/news/23143287/detail.html

RAYTOWN ROTARY CLUB MAKES DONATION TO REAP

The Raytown Rotary Club recently made a donation of $3500.00 to REAP to help
pay for Kitchen Equipment installed at their new facility.   In late 2008,
the Club’s Board of Directors voted to submit an application to the Club’s
District leadership requesting a District Simplified Grant and the Club
would match the Grant request up to $1500.00 from Club funds.  The Grant was
approved earlier this year and once all paperwork was completed, the funds
were distributed to the local Club.  District Simplified Grants are awarded
based on the criteria that they must be humanitarian projects that benefit
the community.  REAP’s new facility on 75th Street definitely fit that
criteria.  At a Club meeting held at the new facility on March 30th, the
check was given to Al Brown and it was warmly received.

Is Downtown Raytown Poised for Revitalization

The Kansas City Star pays Raytown some attention in a recent article.

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/03/23/1831934/after-years-of-disappointments.html

Board of Aldermen Agenda for 04/13/2010

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Raytown South Faculty defeat Raytown PD

The Raytown PD basketball team finishes their season 1 and 2, with a win over the Raytown Fire Dept. team and losses to both Raytown High and Raytown South High faculty.  It was a fun game with plenty of turnovers on both sides and some flashy shooting.  Both teams had some very good players, but South faculty had a couple more stars to call on and that was the deciding factor.

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Combined Election Results for the School Board Race

The total vote count encompasses voters from both the Kansas City Election Board part of the C-2 School District and the voters from the Jackson County Election Board.

  Kansas City Jackson County          %
B. SAULSBERRY 483 755 1238  32.18929
R. THODE 415 982 1397  36.32345
N. EYERLY 429 782 1211 31.48726
    2519 3846 100