By Laurie Bassett Edmonds
RAYMORE – Raymore Municipal Judge Ross Nigro was re-appointed during the Raymore City Council meeting Monday evening to continue serving in this position.
In addition to voting to retain his services the council elected to give him a 2.5 percent raise, increasing his pay from $15,514 per year to $16,300 per year.
This change was retroactive for 2017 and 2018, as well.
In other business, council approved an ordinance calling for the April 2, 2019, Municipal Election and setting the dates for filing. The open seats are for Mayor (three-year term) and one council seat from each ward (two-year terms). Candidate filing begins on Dec. 11 and ends on Jan. 15, 2019.
The City approved contracts/agreements with the following: ETC Institute for the every-other-year Citizen Survey; Bushyhead, LLC, for annexation consultant services; with Pizza Hut pertaining to their relocation into a TIF (only the amount of sales tax over their 2017 levels will go toward the TIF); and with MARC for Household Hazardous Waste disposal.
Two items for the Raymore Industrial Development, to be located on 136 acres south of North Cass Parkway, were continued to the Jan. 14, 2019 meeting. Revisions were approved on an administrative policy pertaining to employee compensation.
Harriet Lawrence, Chair of the Arts Commission, introduced the current art exhibits located in the Council Chambers and at the Raymore Activity Center. Both are comprised of works from local students.