By Laurie Bassett-Edmonds
RAYMORE – The Raymore City Council unanimously approved the first reading Monday evening of a contract with JM Fahey Construction Company for the 2021 Street Preservation Project.
The total price tag for the project is $859,320.75. A complete listing of the streets slated for repairs/resurfacing can be found on the city website.
A first reading was also approved on a contract with the Raymore-Peculiar School District for a School Resource Officer at Ray-Pec East Middle School. The district reimburses the City for these services.
Chief Jan Zimmerman announced that Officer Rebecca Burns will serve in this capacity for the 2021-22 school year. Last year’s SRO Lance Goddard has been promoted to Detective.
It was noted by Councilmember Reginald Townsend that this is the first female SRO in the Raymore Police Department and commented that this could really be impactful to female students.
The Peculiar Police Department provides an officer for the High School, and Cass County provides one for the South Middle School.
In other business, the second final plat was approved for Eastbrooke at Creekmoor. This is a 41-lot single-family development located along Hampstead Drive, west of North Madison Street.
The final plat was approved for The Venue of the Good Ranch. This is a multi-family development situated on the northeast corner of North Cass Parkway and Dean Avenue and will consist of 204 townhomes.
Second readings were approved on the following: a contract with Terry Snelling Construction Inc. in the amount of $588,765 for the 2021 Curb Project and another contract also with Terry Snelling Construction Inc. in the amount of $487,000 for the Centerview Phase II Project.
City Manager Jim Feuerborn announced that Councilmember Dale Jacobsen will be resigning from his position as of midnight on May 31 due to a job change. Jacobsen later stated that he’s had the opportunity to take a job at Valley Hope, an alcohol and drug rehab facility. The move will put him near to family, as well.