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The 3rd meeting of the Raytown Charter Commission

The meeting lasted about 3 hours, and there was no public comment.  Attending in the audience were the Raytown Times, Alderman Van Buskirk and RaytownOnline.com.  The only heated discussion was when Commission member Greg Walters brought up the addition of term limits at about an hour and 47 minutes into the meeting.

Raytown Chamber May Luncheon with political guests

28 May 2014 – 11:00 AM

The Bordner Event Center
11950 E State Route 350
Raytown, MO 64138

 

MAY MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON
– Networking begins at 11:00am, Lunch at 11:30am

~Legislative Update~

The Government Relations Committee has invited
County, State, Federal officials to give updates on legislative issues.

The officials confirmed to attend are:
State Rep Tom McDonald, Dist. 28
State Rep Noel Torpey, Dist. 29
State Rep Mike Cierpoit, Dist. 30
Bob Spence, Jackson County 6th Dist.
KC Mayor ProTem, Cindy Circo
Cory Dillon, Senior Regional Director for US Senator Claire McCaskill

Sponsored by: The Bordner

Charter Commission meeting tonight

The Raytown Charter Commission will meet at City Hall tonight at 6:30 pm.

MEETING NOTICE
RAYTOWN CHARTER COMMISSION
TUESDAY, MAY 27TH, 2014 AT 6:30 P.M.
IN THE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
10000 E. 59TH ST., RAYTOWN, MO 64133

Agenda

I. Call to order

II. Roll call.

III. Public comments.

IV. Rules information.

V. Officer reports.

VI. Old business.
a. First reading of the Preamble and Articles I and II.
b. Discussion of Article III.

VII. New business.
a. Budget information.
b. Timeframe information.
c. Looking at the next articles.

Adjourn

The Sunday Funnies (reruns)

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Raytown Board of Aldermen meeting on 5/20/2014

Free Movies at Raytown Parks

 

raytown parks logoThe Raytown Parks and Recreation Dept. (5912 Lane, 358-4100)  is  showing free movies this year at Kenagy Park.  The first of the series was the movie Planes on May 16th.   Our next show will be June 13th, Despicable Me 2, then July 11th, Frozen, August 15th, The Nut Job, and our final movie of the year will be September 5th, Free Birds.  All shows will start at sundown.  These are great family films for young and old alike and is sure to put a smile on your face.   Bring your lawn chairs, or blankets to enjoy this event at Raytown Parks.  Our volunteer support group, The Friends of Raytown Parks have made these free movies possible with the donation of the movie equipment which they have purchased through grants and donations.  Concessions will be for sale through the Friends of the Park Foundation.

For more information on the Movie in the Park call the Raytown Park Office (5912 Lane) 358-4100.

 

Raytown EMS Car Seat Program this Friday

On May 23rd, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m, at the Raytown EMS building, located at 10020 E. 66th Terr., Raytown EMS staff will be hosting a drive-up/drive-thru car seat event in celebration of EMS Week. Nationally certified Child Passenger Seat Technicians will be conducting inspections and installations of child safety seats. No appointment is necessary during this event, but it is recommended that caregivers know the weight and height of the children if they are not present. It is also recommended to bring the vehicle manual and child safety seat manual. Questions can also be answered regarding the proper seat for a child’s size and when they are able to use a booster seat or seatbelt only. Please join us to keep our children and community safe!

Raytown EMS Blood Drive Starts Tommorrow

Raytown EMS employees will be hosting a blood drive. Please help save lives in our community by giving blood at the Community Blood Center blood drive on Thursday, May 22nd, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The drive will be held at Raytown EMS, 10020 E. 66th Terrace, Raytown, in the training room.

To make an appointment online go to www.savealifenow.org and use Sponsor Code raytownems. You may also contact Kim at (816)-737-6030. Register to donate and receive a buy one get one free single day admission from Schlitterbahn!

Thank you and we hope to see you May 22nd.

Raytown MO Police to Participate in Click It or Ticket Enforcement

raytown-police-looking-for-graphic-designer-to-design-new-logo-patch Raytown Police will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 19- June 1 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seatbelt violations.

Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. And even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years and consistently below the national average.

Missouri has an 80 percent seatbelt use, which is well below the national average of 86 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 and 63 percent.

Every day someone dies in a crash in Missouri because they weren’t buckled up, according to Missouri Highway Safety statistics.
Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.

For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit http://www.saveMOlives.com

Take back prescription drugs program results

The Raytown Police Department participated in the U.S. Drug Enforcement agency’s National Drug Take-Back Day.  Officers and volunteers manned two sites where the public was invited to bring old, unused and excess medications to be disposed of safely.  The program is an effort to protect our water supplies and reduce the likelihood for misuse of medications that people have accumulated and no longer use or need.

Despite some bad weather to start the day, Officers reported a good turn-out at both collection sites at Cosentino’s Apple Market at 350 Hwy & Raytown Rd. and the front steps of City Hall.  Raytown Police Community Services Coordinator Marilyn Fleming reported that 310.5 pounds of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, were collected and turned over to the DEA for safe destruction.

The Police Department, which has participated in this semi-annual event for the past couple of years, also maintains a prescription drug take-back collection box in the lobby of Police Headquarters.  That box, similar to a postal collection box, was supplied to the Department by Public Water Supply District #2.  It is an effort to provide residents a safer method of disposal than their home garbage, sink drains or toilets.  Residents can drop off their unused medications there 24 hours a day.

Police Blotter for the week ending 5/23/2014

Blotter for 5/19/2014

Blotter for 5/20/2014

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Blotter for 5/23/2014

Hope & Healing Worship Center

RaytownOnline.com was invited to a celebration at the Hope & Healing Worship Center, located just East of Raytown Road on 67th St. We were greeted by Pastor Avery, good music, burgers on the grill and the site of a lot of children enjoying a bouncy tent. For fear of damaging the bouncy tent, we stayed outside of it on this visit. Below is a message from Pastor Avery Sanders about the Church’s Mission.

Images from the First Baptist Community Carnival

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Two Car Accident

Two cars collided at the intersection of Raytown Trafficway and 63rd St. today at about 10:15 am. According to one of the occupants of the grey car, the grey car was proceeding Westbound on 63rd St. when the bronze/tan SUV turned left in front of the dark grey car.  This information is from only one occupant of the two vehicles and has not been verified by the Raytown Police, nor did the other driver make any statements about the collision.

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The Sunday Funnies (reruns)

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Photos from the Senior Expo 2014

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Raytown Charter Commission Second Meeting

The Raytown Charter Commission rescheduled their second meeting to Tuesday, May 13th due to the a conflict with the facility availability.  Present were Ted Bowman, Janet Emerson, Lisa Emerson, Jason Greene,  Steve Guenther, Sandra Hartwell, Charlotte Melson, Mark Moore, and Mary Jane Van Buskirk.  Jim Aziere, Susan Dolan, Michael McDonough, and Greg Walters were absent. This is actually the third meeting, as a there was a meeting the day before that failed to achieve a quorum, and only voted to reschedule the meeting.

The first task after the meeting was called to order was the Swearing in of Sandra Hartwell.

Gary Markenson formerly of the Missouri Municipal League gave a presentation on how to create a charter that was extremely informative.  That portion is shown below separate  from the full meeting and has enhanced audio, due to a backup recorder being placed on the podium.

Mark Moore is elected Treasurer by a vote of 8 to 0, with Mary Jane Van Buskirk abstaining.

The Commission passed rules allowing for public comment and setting time limitations on the comment period. Tasks were assigned to Commission members and the meeting adjourned.  For more details on the meeting, click HERE to view the unofficial meeting minutes.

Here is the full video of the meeting. It runs about 2 hours.

For the official minutes of the first charter meeting, click HERE.

 

JOHN LUKE KERN passes

John Luke Kern, 6 years old, of Kearney, MO ran to meet Jesus on May 15, 2014.

John Luke was born on July 13, 2007 to John Patrick and Kimberly G. Kern.  He attended kindergarten at Dogwood Elementary and loved school, his classmates and playing all sports, especially baseball.  He loved playing outside, playing with his little brother Jackson, and all of his cousins. He was a member of Antioch Bible Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents and little brother Jackson of the home, grandparents Becky and Gene Werremeyer of Raytown, Patricia and John L. Kern of Kearney, and by aunts, uncles, cousins, and many loving extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 19, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Kearney, MO. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m., First Baptist Church, Kearney, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care-Carousel Program or the Kearney School District Education Foundation-Dogwood Elementary.

Full Service Quilts

Show-Me Quilting does it all, at least when it comes to quilts. It is located in the Raytown Plaza, just North of 63rd Street on Blue Ridge Blvd, on the East side of both the road and the Raytown Plaza Shopping Center.

At Show-Me Quilting you can buy a quilt or you can buy materials and equipment to make a quilt. The store also offers classes in quilt making and will rent time on various sized quilt making machines if you want to make your own quilt, but do not have the money or space required to own your own machine. The machines range from something that looks like a sewing machine on steroids to ten or twelve feet long giants that look more like something more fitting in a factory than a living room.

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Nine Raytown 7th graders to receive Duke University Talent Identification Program recognition

raytown_schoolsNine Raytown Quality Schools 7th graders will receive State Recognition in a ceremony for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) on May 23 at Drury University in Springfield, MO.

Duke TIPis a nonprofit organization that provides rigorous and advance resources to academically gifted students.  To qualify for Duke TIP State Recognition, 7th graders are invited to take either the ACT or SAT college entry exam.  Students must core at least 21 out 36 possible points on the ACT and 1540 out of 2400 possible points on the SAT (some exceptions apply).

Raytown Central Middle School students Michaela Prosser, Anna Ryan, and Cooper Wilkinson; Raytown Middle School students Elizabeth Choate, Natalie Choate, and Caleb Nading; and Raytown South Middle School students Joshua Blew, Ian Nehring, and Brady Prewitt qualified for State Recognition.

Each year, a number of Raytown students are selected to participate in the Duke TIP.

Beautiful Baby Contest Results

baby_boy_lyingHere are the results of a competition for the most beautiful baby sponsored by the Raytown Main Street Association and the prizes that were awarded. It should be noted that the winner is only for those entered in the competition. I am sure there are many children and grand-children out there in Raytown that are equally as beautiful.

 

1st place, Andrew David Hagen, parents Nathan Hagen and Bridget Venable, Great Grandfather Larry Mock

2nd place Scarlett and Archer Shaw, parents Karen and Aaron Shaw, Grandparents David and Janet Fiebig.

3rd place Jasmine Camile Hernandez, parents Damaris and Francisco Hernandez.

1st place winner receives $100, large lamb stuffed animal and basket of donated items from Raytown merchants.

2nd and 3rd place basket of donated items from Raytown merchants.

Police Blotter for the week ending 5/16/2014

Blotter for 5/12/2014

Blotter for 5/13/2014

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Blotter for 5/16/2014

New Laundry in the Raytown Plaza

The Raytown Plaza Laundry is located in the Northwest corner of the Raytown Plaza (6121 Blue Ridge Blvd.).  It boast a huge selection of Maytag machines of all types and sizes. The equipment is new and the laundromat is very clean. It is best suited for someone who wants to get the laundry done quickly,   It is a little weak on the lounging area, so if you want a laundry to kick back and hangout in, this is not the place.  The only distraction to perfection is the ratio of prep areas to machines could be better, but Manager Ray McDaniels stated that there are plans to increase the number of preparation stations.  The existing preparation stations are very nice.

 

Manager Ray McDaniels

Manager Ray McDaniels

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Plaza Laundry 2

Plaza Laundry 1

The Sunday Funnies (reruns)

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Raytown School District Support Employee of the Year

the winner

Robinson Elementary Instructional Assistant Kathy Ryan is announced as the 2014-2015 Support Staff Employee of the Year

award trophy

Support staff group shot

Group photo of all the nominees for the award

Photo (back row left to right): Pam Tague, Norfleet; Rocky Scarcello, Raytown High; Kathy McCauley, Fleetridge; Karen Clevenger, Spring Valley ; Joe Craig, Raytown South High; Matrika Hornsby, New Trails; Kevin Prosser, Technology; Matt Campbell, Southwood; Steve Fifer, Westridge; Kathleen Moore, Raytown Central Middle; Greg Gomerdinger, Buildings and Grounds; Paula Jones, Transportation; (front row left to right) Sarah Norman, Blue Ridge; Hannah Overfelt, Eastwood Hills; Julie Neumann, Raytown South Middle; Rhonda Finch, Laurel Hills; Kathy Ryan, Robinson; Sandy Kilkenny, Little Blue; Stephanie Archie, Administration; Adrianna Hull, Raytown Middle; and Brianne Wesche, Northwood.


Raytown School District video of the event.