Raytown current weather conditions

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Weather Forecast

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 40%
High 95° / Low 66°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. High near 95F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10%
High 80° / Low 64°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. Cooler. High around 80F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 20%
High 87° / Low 74°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 60%
High 92° / Low 77°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 92F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 50%
High 87° / Low 74°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 40%
High 88° / Low 73°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High 88F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 89° / Low 73°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 89F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Letter to the Editor about the Winchester TIF

There is also another component to this plan that has not been fulfilled.  In order to qualify for TIF status there was a process that declared this neighborhood blighted.  We became the “but for” argument to get the TIF project.  Here it is 20 plus years later and nothing has been done to re-mediate the blight and then they went so far as to use our neighborhood again to gain the blighted status so that they could use the TIF funding in an area that was never included or paid any taxes to this TIF fund. 

The residents have been paying into this TIF tax also and have had to endure traffic from several huge companies with over 3000 parking spots, including the helicopter from Channel 9 news overhead.  Bennington Ave. is a highly traveled road in and out of this complex with Raytown school buses traveling on a inadequate road even by anyone’s standards.  On the crest of the hill before 66th St. the hill is quite steep, only 16 feet wide and has 3 1/2 foot drop-offs on each side.  Only one vehicle can get through on this road at a time and it will only be a matter of time before a terrific accident happens hopefully not with a school bus full of children. 

The streets are in deplorable condition and we were promised sewer lines and other infrastructural improvements and then told it would be too much to impliment these improvements and yet there seems to be more than enough to divert the funding to the park for soccer improvements.  We would like the TIF commission, the city of Kansas City and all the other entities involved to keep their promises to us and fix the infrastructure that will benefit everyone.

Patricia Losiewicz

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