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$3.73 million city payout would end threat

A sign just outside Creekmoor, a golf course subdivision in Raymore, implores drivers to stop a proposed landfill less than a mile away. Officials from the city of Raymore are negotiating with developers of the project to keep it from being built (Allison Kite/Missouri Independent).

By Allen Edmonds

RAYMORE – The Raymore City Council will consider a proposed financial settlement that would effectively end the threat of a landfill on the city’s northern edge.

The agreement would pay the developers, who are led by Jennifer and Aden Monheiser, a total of $3.29 million to agree to discontinue efforts to develop the landfill, and would impose restrictive covenants limiting the development of the property they have already acquired to certain agricultural, residential and light commercial uses.

The Monheisers would also agree under the settlement to end their opposition to legislation that would increase the minimum distance a landfill must be from neighboring city limits without requiring approval from that municipality.

Finally, the city would pay the developers $440,000 for the acquisition of a parcel of land south of M-150 Highway in Kansas City for the future development of Madison Avenue northward to that highway.

The council will discuss the proposal during a 6 p.m. special meeting Monday at Raymore City Hall.

The development has been publicly and actively opposed since the fall of 2022 by the City of Raymore as well as each of the following entities: City of Lee's Summit; City of Grandview; City of Belton; City of Peculiar; City of Lake Winnebago; City of Pleasant Hill; Cass County\; Jackson County; Lee's Summit School District; Grandview School District; Raymore-Peculiar School District; Belton School District; South Metropolitan Fire Protection District; Chambers of Commerce from Lee's Summit, Grandview, Belton, South KC and Harrisonville; the Cass County Coalition of Chambers; the Lake Winnebago Homeowners Association; the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council; the Raymore Parks & Recreation Board; the Creekmoor Property Owners Association & Cooper Land Development; and the Missouri Municipal League.


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