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Flood Warning

Issued:
10:27 AM CDT on March 26, 2019
Expires:
1:00 PM CDT on April 04, 2019
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 0%
High 63° / Low 46°
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun. High 63F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 20%
High 70° / Low 56°
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 70F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Thunderstorm
Thursday 80%
High 65° / Low 52°
Thunderstorm
Showers and thunderstorms likely. High near 65F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Thunderstorm
Friday 100%
High 59° / Low 39°
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms likely. High 59F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10%
High 46° / Low 29°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 46F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Sunday 0%
High 52° / Low 34°
Clear
Sunny. High 52F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 0%
High 59° / Low 43°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 59F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

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HOW NOT TO GET A CITY CHARTER PASSED (part 2)

Part 2 of the series on learning from the past…or…don’t do the same thing again and expect a different result.

Be fiscally responsible; otherwise it not only wastes money., it can also undermine the effort to get a charter passed.

The 2005 charter attempt resulted in about $60,000 in legal bills. That was 6 times the amount budgeted by the city and almost 10 times what the last charter for a fourth class city in Missouri cost. Fortunately the City negotiated a major portion of that away.  How can this mistake be avoided in the future? 

1. Don’t involve legal counsel until decisions must be made concerning the end result, and write the Charter in plain English.

2. Do not have a $240 an hour lawyer present at every official and some unofficial meetings of the members of the committee. 

3. Do not allow members of the commission to call up the a firm and run up billable hours unless the committee as a body has specifically authorized the expenditure in advance.

4. Do not take the position that because Missouri law does not limit the expenditures of a Charter Commission, it is the City’s obligation to pay that amount without question.

Four members of the 2005 Charter Commission are running for the 2014 Commission.  Fairness dictates that it be reported how many hours each of these four were linked to in the 2005 bills from the law firm. 

Aziere 0 hours for $0

Wittman 0 hours  for $0

Hartwell 0 hours for $0

Walters 43.5 hours for $10,440

In fairness to Greg Walters, many  of the 43.5 hours were not his alone. The law firm would list 2 or more conferences with Charter Commissioners and give a combined total billable hours for those calls. 

Click HERE to see a scanned copy of the portions of the invoices from the law firm that have the hours and who they were talking to or what they were doing.

Click HERE for a RaytownOnline.com video of the last 2005 Charter meeting that has some discussion of the legal costs.

 

 

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