By Laurie Bassett-Edmonds
RAYMORE – The Raymore City Council unanimously approved a contract during their regular meeting Monday evening to provide sheltering services in partnership with the Peculiar Police Department for animals from their jurisdiction.
This will not include the capture of animals, only the sheltering of animals once Peculiar Police has them in custody. Peculiar will pay $18,000 annually for these services, as well as, veterinary care and other related expenses.
Second readings were approved on the following: participation in the annual Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday, exempting State and City Sales Taxes on certain Energy Star certified appliances on April 19-25; a contract with Wilson and Company for the North Cass Parkway and 58 Highway Traffic Study; and a contract with Lynchpin Ideas, LLC for marketing and design services. All were approved unanimously.
An extensive list of Board and Commission Appointments and Re-appointments were unanimously approved as a part of the Consent Agenda. Those appointed are as follows: Jeremy Mansur to the Planning & Zoning Commission, Mike Cox to the Board of Appeals, Chad Buck to the Board of Appeals, Randy Reed to the Board of Appeals, Lloyd Brown to the Board of Appeals, Mike Ekey to the Board of Appeals, Wade Beck to the Board of Appeals, Pam Hatcher to the Board of Adjustment, Jerry Martin to the Board of Adjustment, Aaron Harrison to the Board of Adjustment, Terri Woods to the Board of Adjustment, Susan Dooley to the Board of Adjustment, Beth Brown to the Arts Commission, Don Schmidt to the Tax Increment Financing Commission, Stephanie Como to the Tax Increment Financing Commission, Joseph Wells to the Tax Increment Financing Commission, and Bill Welty to the Tax Increment Financing Commission.
Staff announced that a proposed 67-unit townhome development, Sunset Plaza, which is located on a five acre parcel just north of Pine Street to the east of Sunset Lane, will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 18, for rezoning from “C-1” Neighborhood Commercial and “C-2” General Commercial to “PUD” Planned Unit Development and for final plat approval. It will come before City Council the following Monday, Feb. 24.