Raymore City Council formally establishes Arts Commission

The Raymore City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night, which began with an appointment of William Rust to the Tree Board. Rust was re-appointed by Mayor Peter Kerckhoff, and was approved by a unanimous vote in the consent agenda.

Only one item was on the agenda for a second reading, Bill 3081, a budget amendment to add an additional two vehicles to the Parks Department vehicle fleet to replace two aging vehicles. The City Council approved the first reading at their last meeting unanimously, and approved the second reading on Monday night unanimously.

Moving to new business, the council heard three public hearings during the meeting. The first was for Bill 3083, an application by Laclede Gas Company, doing business as Missouri Gas Energy, for a twenty-year non-exclusive franchise agreement within the city. The bill was passed unanimously.

The second public hearing was for Bill 3084, a rezoning of Willow Hills Lot 12. This lot was annexed into the city during the Council’s last meeting, per the request of the homeowners due to a medical emergency. Following the annexation, the property must now be rezoned to establish Rural Residential zoning classification. The bill was passed unanimously.

The final public hearing was for a renewal of a liquor license for The Pit Bar and Grill. The restaurant met City Code requirements, and staff recommended approval. The application was approved unanimously.

Following the public hearing, the Council continued with new business, which included Bill 3082, formally establishing the Arts Commission in City Code. The Council appointed seven members on Dec. 8, 2014, to the City Arts Commission. The bill was passed unanimously.

The Council also approved two items concerning street construction projects. Resolution 15-35 is an amendment to the 2014 Sidewalk Project, which will move the proposed sidewalk from the east side to the west side of the street. Bill 3086 will award the contract to Orr Wyatt Streetscapes for the reconstruction of Johnston Drive from Silver Lake Circle to Silvertop Lane. Both the resolution and the bill were passed unanimously.

The final two items on the Council’s agenda were an amendment to the FY 2015 Capital Budget to provide funding for the Ryan’s Access Modification Project, and an approval of an agreement with the American Public Works Association fixing the terms and conditions required for accreditation. Both items were passed unanimously.

The City Council will hold their next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at Raymore City Hall.

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