The National Main Street Center is pleased to announce that Donnie Rodgers, Jr. of Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Inc. in Lee’s Summit, Missouri is among the first cohort of recipients of the Main Street America Revitalization Professional credential, the highest credential achievable through the Main Street America Institute. Rodgers was recognized along with eight other recipients from across the country at the 2017 Main Street Now Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 3, 2017.
Public Works Committee members, including Committee Chair Dave Mosby, and members Committee members Mayor Pro-tem Rob Binney and Councilmember Phyllis Edson, heard more details about the fire that occurred at the city's landfill over the weekend. Chris Bussen, Solid Waste Superintendent for the City of Lee's Summit, addressed the public works committee with this month's tonnage numbers for the city landfill.
Members of the Public Works Committee voted Tuesday, May 16th to approve a recommendation for an amendment to the CIP regarding the Fifth Terrace Improvement Project. Committee Chair Dave Mosby moved to recommend to the City Council to direct the city manager to "amend the scope of services to the Fifth Street Bridge to the work completed and the hydrology studies."
Members of City Council heard an update on the status of the New Longview Project during the May 18 meeting. Assistant City Manager Mark Dunning told the City Council that he felt it was beneficial to update the Council on the status of the project since the approval of the TIF back in December of 2016.
Two members of the Lee's Summit City Council expressed "disdain" before voting to approve an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) regarding the regulation and the structures and revision of cell phone towers. Approval of the ordinance brought the City into compliance with state law. Planning Commission members voted to recommend approval of the ordinance to the Council at the April 25 meeting.
Recently Karl Jensen, 61, of Lee’s Summit was awarded a 2017 Kindest Kansas Citian award. With an impressive beard, pierced ears, black clothes and skull patches—Jensen, or “Krazy Karl”, may not be the most obvious choice at first glance, but he is one of the most deserving.