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Fire Weather Warning

Issued:
3:23 AM CST on December 11, 2017
Expires:
6:00 PM CST on December 11, 2017
Partly Cloudy
Monday 0%
High 56° / Low 27°
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun, with gusty winds developing this afternoon. High 56F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 0%
High 44° / Low 34°
Clear
Generally sunny. High 44F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 20%
High 58° / Low 32°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 58F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Overcast
Thursday 0%
High 44° / Low 30°
Overcast
Cloudy. High 44F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Friday 10%
High 48° / Low 39°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 48F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Saturday 0%
High 59° / Low 37°
Clear
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 59F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 0%
High 53° / Low 41°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 53F. Winds W at 10 to 15 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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