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Saturday 0%
High 93° / Low 74°
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Sunny. High 93F. Winds light and variable.
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Sunday 20%
High 91° / Low 77°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 91F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
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Monday 60%
High 89° / Low 74°
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Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Tuesday 90%
High 85° / Low 64°
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Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 85F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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High 82° / Low 62°
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Mainly sunny. High 82F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Thursday 10%
High 82° / Low 63°
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Mostly sunny skies. High 82F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
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High 82° / Low 64°
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Partly cloudy skies. High 82F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Clark’s Appliances donated to REAP


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Kendra donated to Shepherd’s Center

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Water Main Break @ Raytown Road & 53rd Place

The two middle lanes of Raytown Road at 53rd Pl will be closed due to a water main break.

Board of Aldermen agenda for 8/2/2011

Click here for the agenda and web packet

There will be a 6:00pm work session this week.

Click here for the work session web packet

RAYTOWN BOARD OF ALDERMEN
TENTATIVE AGENDA
AUGUST 2, 2011
REGULAR SESSION NO. 8
RAYTOWN CITY HALL
10000 EAST 59TH STREET
RAYTOWN, MISSOURI 64133

OPENING SESSION
7:00 P.M.

Invocation
Pledge Of Allegiance
Proclamations
A Proclamation recognizing Pam Clark-McKinley as MML Citizen of the Year 2011
Roll Call
Public Comments
Communication from the Mayor
Communication from the City Administrator
Committee Reports

STUDY SESSION

Raytown Park Board Presentation
Bob Smith, Park Board President

LEGISLATIVE SESSION

1. CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the Board of Aldermen and will be enacted by one motion without separate discussion or debate. The Mayor or a member of the Board of Aldermen may request that any item be removed from the consent agenda. If there is no objection by the remaining members of the board, such item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered separately. If there is an objection, the item may only be removed by a motion and vote of the board.

Approval of the Regular July 21, 2011 Board of Aldermen meeting minutes.

R-2410-11: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF TOMMY BETTIS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION. Point of Contact: Teresa Henry, City Clerk.

R-2411-11: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF DWIGHT ROBINSON TO THE PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION. Point of Contact: Teresa Henry, City Clerk.

R-2412-11: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF KEVIN WILSON TO THE PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION. Point of Contact: Teresa Henry, City Clerk.

REGULAR AGENDA

2. R-2413-11: A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 BUDGET BY TRANSFERRING $10,000.00 FROM THE JAIL DETENTION LINE ITEM TO THE LABORATORY FEES LINE ITEM. Point of Contact: Jim Lynch, Police Chief. Sponsor(s): Aldermen Hamilton, Ertz, Mock, Par-Due, Van Buskirk, Lightfoot.

3. R-2414-11: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH COOK FLATT & STROBEL ENGINEERS, P.A. FOR THE DESIGN OF 350 HIGHWAY BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN TRAIL IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $126,100.00 AND AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 BUDGET. Point of Contact: Andy Noll, Public Works Director.

ADJOURNMENT

Next Ordinance No.: 5408-11

 

City Administrator’s Report for 7/29/2011

City Administrator’s Report
07-29-2011
FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator

EMS
Raytown EMS has reported five heat related transports over the last week and reminds everyone to remain aware of the extreme temperatures over the next several days. Temperatures are expected to remain excessive, extending through next week. As temperatures remain high, so does the risk for dehydration, heatstroke, and other heat-related illnesses. Keep an eye on your neighbors, the elderly and your pets, urge everyone to drink plenty of water and avoid exposure to the heat and sun as much as possible.

Finance
With the retirement of Janet Pell; Joyce Wohler has become the primary Payroll Clerk for the city. Staff would like to extend our best wishes to Janet on her retirement and congratulate Joyce on the promotion. The Payroll office can be reached by calling 737-6082, should you have questions.

Information Technology
Upgrades to the data network services and hardware infrastructure is under development with new perimeter firewall devices. The new network security devices will strengthen current network security roles and policies as new and greater security threats emerge onto the Internet. The new data security systems include network intrusion monitoring, detection and prevention, spam and virus protection, content filtering, remote access to network resources and application based firewall technology.

Public Works
KCP&L has scheduled the installation of the electrical service for Public Works early next week and the new service will allow the contractor to finish the building. Staff is anticipating starting the move process back into the building in mid-August.

There was another water main break on Raytown Road, just south of 55th Street, and Raytown Water Company is in the process of making repairs to the line. Pavement replacement will be completed after a determination of the extent of damage and settlement is finalized.

The second phase of the annual pavement maintenance program was bid this past Tuesday and three contractors responded; with Superior Bowen being the lowest bidder. Discussion of the contract is included in the Board Work Session scheduled for next Tuesday, August 2nd.

The concrete contractor working along 59th Street this week was slowed due to the excessive heat and should continue to pour the concrete on Monday, August 1st. Staff has notified the contractor indicating our displeasure with the progress on the project and our concerns regarding timely completion of the project without additional laborers being dedicated to the project.

The city received a shipment of fuel this week and the cost has increased significantly. This week’s average cost of diesel fuel was $3.47 and unleaded was $3.36. Staff is closely monitoring information from the US Energy Information Administration to stay abreast of coming trends with all sources of energy. The US Energy Information Administration’s web site address is www.eia.gov.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events
August 2 – Board of Alderman Work Session; Council Chambers, 6:00pm
August 2 – Board of Aldermen Meeting; Council Chambers, 7:00pm
August 4 – Planning and Zoning Commission; Council Chambers, 7:00pm

The Sunday Funnies

Returning Raytown School District Enrollment Dates

Returning Student Enrollment Dates: July 30th, August 1st and 2nd***

***NOTE: Due to incomplete construction projects at Raytown High School, students from the north side of the District will now prove residency and enroll at Raytown Central Middle School during the dates and times shown above.

For More information click HERE to go to the Raytown School District’s website.

River of Refuge Rummage Sale

 

Rummage for Refuge
Friday and Saturday August 12 and 13
8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day

 

River of Refuge
5155 Raytown Road
Kansas City MO 64133

A  two-day Rummage Sale is being held to raise funds for River of Refuge. River of Refuge’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness, and restore dignity to individuals and families by providing transitional housing, education, and permanent housing in a loving and caring environment.

Carjacking ends at 87th and Raytown Road

A carjacking that started at a car wash on 95th close to James A. Reed ended on 87th in a Church yard just West of Raytown Road.

 

Click HERE to read and watch the KCTV5 story on this.

FARRAND FARMS CELEBRATES TOMATO FAIR

FARRAND FARMS CELEBRATES TOMATO FAIR
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6th, 2011
9:00 AM UNTIL 1:00 PM

Join us at the Farrand Farms Tomato Fair from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 6th, 2011. Our gardening celebration will feature timely tips by local gardening experts, Tomato Experience Table (sniffing and tasting), vegetable trial garden and fun for every member of the family. Meet Kansas City celebrities Jasper Mirabile, Jr. (chef and host of LIVE! From Jasper’s Kitchen on KCMO 710 AM, Tobin Tobin (gardening expert and host of The Toby Tobin Show on News Radio 980 AM) and Channel 9 News Anchor Larry Moore. Enjoy on-site cooking demonstrations/workshops by Jasper Mirabile, Jr., the Herb Lady (Lenora Wuattoux) and Chef Aubrey. Learn ways to make your gardening easier with information from several community agencies. Contests include:

· 4 categories for Tomatoes: The Big, the Best, the Ugly and the Junior (for 12 and under gardeners)
· 2 for Salsa: Hot and Mild (bring recipe and 1 qt. of salsa)

Entries are accepted from 9:00 – 11:30 am on Saturday, August 6th, 2011.

YOU can be the judge of the Salsa winners. Open taste testing for the public. Winners will be announced shortly after Jasper’s workshop.

Suggested $3 donation for ages 13 and above to benefit Saint Luke’s Women’s Heart Center.

Family owned, Farrand Farms has been producing vegetables and tomatoes in the same location since 1924. For over four generations, Farrand Farms, Inc. has grown plants and evolved into one of Kansas City’s finest destination garden centers.

Easy directions to Farrand Farms:

Take the Noland Road Exit (Exit 12) off I-70 and travel 1.5 miles south. OR

From I-470, take the Hwy 350 West exit (towards Raytown) and travel 1.5 miles to Noland Road. Turn right (north) onto Noland Road. The farm will be 4 miles down in the valley.

Raytown man arrested with counterfeit money

Johnny R. Clark (photo from Minor Police Dept.)

Johnny R. Clark, 30, of Raytown, Mo was arrested in Minor Missouri (in the bootheel) at a Breaktime store (gas and snacks) with counterfeit money and with a stolen car from Kansas City Mo. Clarks bond was set at $10,000.

Gerald W. Sampson, 24, of Kansas City, M0 was also arrested and his bond is set at $15000.

Gerald W. Sampson (photo from Minor Police Dept.)

 

 

Bridging the Gap Community Summit

Let’s Move Camp – Raytown

Let’s Move Camp – Raytown, is a non-profit pilot program inspired by a national campaign created by Michelle Obama to fight childhood obesity.

Initiated by business owner and long-time Raytown resident, Jann Wynn, Let’s Move Camp- Raytown is an exercise and dance program free of charge for Raytown School District students K-12 designed to fight childhood obesity. This has been sponsored by Passantino’s Family Markets, Raytown Funhouse Pizza, Awards & T-Shirts Specialists, Beacon Free Will Baptist Church and Wynn Twins School of Dance.

On Thursday, August 11th at 4:00 p.m., hundreds of kids will be performing camp drills and the Let’s Move Dance in the Beacon Free Will Baptist Church parking lot, across the street from Wynn Twins, for city officials, family and friends.

The sponsors and organizers of the program hope to motivate other dance studios to open their doors during the summer to allow their school district students to dance and exercise free of charge.

79th Street Closed from Hardy to Hedges

79th Street will be closed in the day from Hardy to Hedges on and off for the next two months. The reason is repair and upgrade work by Jackson County Public Water Supply District No. 2.

 

Police Blotter for the week ending 7/29/2011

Blotter for 7/25/2011

Blotter for 7/26/2011

Blotter for 7/27/2011

Blotter for 7/28/2011

Blotter for 7/29/2011

Place an Ad for August and help REAP (Raytown Emergency Assistance Program)

REAP provides food assistance to those in need for the greater Raytown area that includes the Raytown School District.

REAP’s truck was stolen last month. It was a red 1986 Chevy C10 with a red camper cover. Below is a photo of that model truck, but probably in a lot better shape than Al’s description of the one that was stolen. Keep an eye open for it and remember the camper shell is red, and may or may not still be on the truck.  

 

REAP has purchased a van to replace the pickup, but I am sure they can use some help paying it off.  Raytown Online is accepting ads for August and 100% of the money will go to REAP.  In fact, the checks should be made out to REAP or you can get the money to REAP by going to the donation page of their website.  You will still have to email RaytownOnline.com the ad and the amount.  

Minimum price is $20.  The highest donations get closest to the top of the page. Ads should be 180 pixels wide and about 250 pixels tall if it is a image (width is critical to fit in the sidebar). We will resize an image if needed, but please be aware that shrinking text too much may make it unreadable. Page location priority will be based on amount of donation and then date the donation is received. Your ad may link to your website. You may also have a link to a full frame add on Raytown online (click on the Las Chili’s ad to see how this works) for a minimum of an extra $20. Width of the full frame ad needs to be under 480 pixels, height is optional within reason.  Text ads are also allowed and can be submitted as an email, Word DOC (not DOCX), plain text or PDF file.

As always, the email address for RaytownOnline.com is editor@raytownonline.com

REAP Pancake Feed

Raytown has two choices for pancakes this coming Saturday. IHOP may have a great product, but they cannot match REAP for price, quantity, and the knowledge that the proceeds are going to help other people. IHOP is just lucky REAP only does this one day a year.

IHOP Opens Today

Pancakes will be hitting the griddle at 7:00am this Monday morning for all you IHOP fans.  The new location is just east of Raytown Road on the 350 Highway center island. A room for smokers with a separate heating and cooling system is isolated physically from the main room.  One other restaurant in Raytown has gone to the expense of this much separation between the ventilation systems, and it works well.

 

 

Raytown’s Steve Groom makes final 8 in 101st Kansas Amateur Match Play

Steve Groom won three matches in a row to advance to the final 8 in the 101st Kansas Amateur Match Play. He lost the quarter finals match to Kyle Smell. Smell went on to finish 2nd in the tournament.  The tournament was played at Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood Kansas.

The Bridges over 350 Highway

This was the progress with the two bridges over 350 Highway at about 11:00am Sunday Morning. Hopefully they will meet their 5:00am Monday morning re-opening of 350 Highway.  It may be a couple months before the new bridges are open to traffic.  It also may be a while before 350 Highway is not somewhat restricted, as in closed lanes at the bridge crossing points.

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The Sunday Funnies

Raytown Police catch more bad guys

On July 14th Raytown officers arrested two wanted subjects. After a short car chase and subsequent crash (suspect car) of a stolen auto two suspects were arrested. One suspect at the wreck and one had to be chased down on foot. Both are recovering form their injuries at an area hospital. Potential charges include stolen auto, robbery, and felon in possession of firearms. One of these weapons is a street version of an assault rifle capable of firing many rounds of ammunition

Residency and enrollment site for District’s North side changed

The District is announcing a change to registration and enrollment for returning students on the north side of the District only.

Registration/enrollment for returning students from the north side of the District was originally scheduled to be held at Raytown High School, but due to ongoing construction will be moved. Students from Blue Ridge, Eastwood Hills, Fleetridge, Laurel Hills, Little Blue, Norfleet, and Robinson Elementary Schools, New Trails Early Learning Center, Raytown Central Middle School, Raytown Middle School, and Raytown High School will now prove residency and enroll at Raytown Central Middle School at 10601 E. 59th Street, behind Raytown High School.

Registration and enrollment for returning students from the south side of the district will remain at Raytown South High as planned.

Dates and times for both sites are Saturday, July 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday, August 1 and 2, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Raytown South Band Students honored

Five Raytown South High band students recently won leadership awards at Missouri State camp.  Section leaders being honored were Alyssa Orchard, Tucker Ruark, and Elijah Ruhman. Robert Alexander was honored as a drum major  Titus Lauderdale was honored as Most Outstanding Drum Major.

City Administrator’s Report for 7/22/2011

City Administrator’s Report

07-22-2011

FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator

 

Administration
With the current weather conditions and heat advisories city offices have been provided information regarding cooling stations within the Metro Kansas City area; the Raytown YMCA provides shelter for all area residents from 1:00pm to 4:00pm daily.

Economic Development
An update will be presented next week to the general membership of the Raytown Chamber of Commerce during their monthly Membership Luncheon. Additionally, Representatives Michael Brown, Gail McCann-Beatty and Tom McDonald will be on hand to discuss the latest legislation in Jefferson City.

Information Technology
Fiber optics link communications, data and voice cable installation is underway and nearing completion for the renovated Public Works building. Upgrades to system include high speed, secured VPN connections and seamless building to building site replication of data and voice systems, which primary propose will be disaster recovery and business continuity of mission critical application in support of City operations.

Court Department computers and network data systems upgrade has been completed in preparation for connecting to new records lookup application; system is scheduled to go live in August 2011.

Public Works
KCP&L has prioritized the electrical connection for the Public Works building and service is scheduled for installation next week, several weeks in advance of the last installation schedule. Interior finish work continued this week along with the installation of the aluminum structures at the entrance to the building. The contractor is attempting to complete the project by the end of next week for occupation by the city.

There was a water main break on Raytown Road just south of 55th Street, which required closing south bound traffic and one lane of northbound traffic. The break has been repaired and one lane in each direction has been reopened. Temporary repairs are expected in the next week to reopen all lanes and final repairs will be several weeks away depending upon the extent of the damage to the roadway.

Phase Two of the annual Pavement Maintenance Program, the Asphalt Overlay Project, has been issued for construction bids. These bids will be publicly opened on July 26th at 2:00pm in the council chambers and bid documents are still available at www.drexeltech.com.

MODOT has announced that 350 Highway will be closed between 63rd Street and Gregory Boulevard for the demolition of the Blue Ridge Boulevard and 67th Street bridges over 350 Highway. The weekend closure, starting at 10:00pm Friday, July 22nd, will mark the start of two bridge projects over Route 350 near Raytown. Route 350 will re-open by 5:00am Monday, July 25th. The closure is weather dependent and could be rescheduled. Detour information can be found at the following internet address http://www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity/major_projects/Safe_and_Sound_Jackson.htm.

The concrete contractor replacing sidewalk, pavement and curbing has been working along 59th Street this week and should complete work on 59th Street sometime next week.

Blue Ridge Blvd Closed at 350 Highway Bridge

The Blue Ridge bridge over 350 Highway is closed. They did not wait till 10pm to close it.

 

Raytown Board of Aldermen meeting on 7/19/2011