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Weather Forecast

Areal Flood Warning

Issued:
7:01 PM CDT on August 23, 2017
Expires:
8:00 PM CDT on August 24, 2017
Clear
Thursday 10%
High 81° / Low 64°
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 81F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 10%
High 82° / Low 65°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 82F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday 10%
High 84° / Low 66°
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 84F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 50%
High 82° / Low 65°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially early in the day. High 82F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 20%
High 82° / Low 63°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 20%
High 80° / Low 64°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 80F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 0%
High 84° / Low 65°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 84F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

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Letter to the editor from Ward I Alderman Joe Creamer

A couple of years ago I began to see some need for regulation in the rental community, I began to push for an ordinance that would help us gain control of the situation. In the study of this I was able to see other needs and from this stemmed the Dangerous Building Ordinance that enabled us to deal with some buildings that were in severely deteriorated condition. Also, from the rental idead came the Vacant and Abandoned building Ordinance to deal with foreclosure problems in the community.

 The reason for the strong push in theses areas was the declining property values in our community, this is not just a Raytown problem, this is happening everywhere. I believe there are many factors that go into this problem and they need to be addressed one brick at a time. I think my favorite quote is “You cant change anything if You don’t change anything”. The City has come to a point where we need to recognize that the way things were done in the past are not always the solutions for today or for the future.

That is why I feel so passionate about preserving our community. The fact is, we need to take a common sense approach to how we address the situation. I believe that if we work as a team between the BOA, the Staff and the community we can come to a solution that will benefit Raytown. The thing I want to point out is this is not an attack on anyone, this is about neighborhood preservation. There are many communities around the country that have adopted Rental Regulation and have made it work. We as a community need to work something out that will benefit the home owners, the landlords as well as the tenants.

I grew up in this town and want the best for it but I believe there needs to be a balance in everything. I still say I want to be able to drive down any street and not be able to tell the difference between a owner occupied property, a rental property or a vacant property.                                                                                                          

  Alderman Joe Creamer  

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