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Winter Weather Advisory

3:22 AM CST on January 19, 2019
9:00 AM CST on January 19, 2019
Saturday 10%
High 23° / Low 8°
Cloudy. Gusty winds this morning. Some blowing and drifting snow. High 23F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 0%
High 30° / Low 20°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High around 30F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 10%
High 44° / Low 37°
Cloudy. High 44F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 60%
High 45° / Low 21°
A steady light rain in the morning transitioning to showers of rain and snow in the afternoon. High around 45F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wednesday 0%
High 37° / Low 27°
Sunshine and some clouds. High 37F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 37° / Low 14°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 37F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 17° / Low 6°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 17F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Letter to the Editor from Alderman Joe Creamer

On September 21st the Raytown Board of Alderman will be having a study session to look at the possibility of regulating rental in the City of Raytown. When I brought this forward a couple of years ago I was looking at this as a way to preserve our neighborhoods within the city. We have statistics that are about three years old that indicate that twenty five percent of the property in our community is rental. I realize that there is no community in this country that is without rental property, it is not my goal to make this a rental free community.

The goal I had when I brought this forward is to make sure that these properties are maintained at a high level. I have always expressed that I want to be able to drive down the street and not be able to tell the difference between owner occupied, rental or vacant properties. In recent years we have seen a loss not a gain in propertiy values, I ask you why is that?

I recently was asked by someone what is driving me and I told them this story. When I was growing up I had a youth pastor that came to the area from Indiana, he chose to move to Raytown. Many years later I asked him why he chose Raytown to set his roots, the answer I got is what is pushing me. This gentleman told me that he narrowed it down to Raytown and Lees Summit, he said that he picked Raytown because they had better property value.

I am not trying to say that rental is what caused this decline in value, I am saying that it is a piece of the pie. I owe it the the people of Raytown who have chosen this city over other cities, people who have made an investment in Raytown, people who have chosen to make this their home.

The statistics I shown you are three years old, how many rental properties are there since then. If you are interest in this topic I invite you to come out and express to the board you opinion. If you do not come out and speak that night during public comments the board will never know. I can tell you this there will be people there that are interested in their rental property, they will drive to Raytown that night to express their opinion and the they will go home to the town they chose to live in.

We all need to come together to make this community a stronger place. I hope to see you at City Hall on Tuesday, September 21st at seven o’clock.

Alderman Joe Creamer

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