BOA approves police employee’s LAGERS inclusion

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The final item discussed was the restatement of the police officers retirement fund and pension plan. Effective December 31, 2013, the current pension plans will be frozen. All benefits will remain fixed but still available. Effective January 1, 2014, the plans will be moved to LAGERS, Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System. A second reading…

BOA approves Nigro agreement & Vantage Motors Expansion, Sept. 3

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The Board of Aldermen had their regular session on Tuesday, September 3. The board voted unanimously to approve the extension of a prosecutorial service agreement with Ross C. Nigro, Jr., as well as to create service agreements for asphalt overlay work, completion of the White Oak sewer improvement project, and the addition of lightweight aggregate…

September is National Preparedness Month

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New national ad campaign: “Winging it is not an emergency plan” Just in time for September’s National Preparedness Month, the Ad Council has released some humorous new videos on how not to be prepared. After a fun look at what not to do, the ads encourage parents to talk with their children about who to…

2013 Economic Development Update

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August 20, 2013 Opportunities/Positive Momentum NewZroom Café:The City has received plans for the Newzroom Café, a casual dining/congregating venue at 6020 Blue Ridge Boulevard across the street from Raytown High School. It is anticipated that the facility will be opened in late fall 2013/early 2014. The project was recently approved to receive Chapter 353 Tax…

Leisure and Business Services Lead KC’s Employment Growth

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Kansas City’s employment change by industry is starting to take on a familiar pattern.  The region added 14,000 net new jobs between July 2012 and July 2013. Once again this month, the leading industries for local growth were far and away the Leisure/Hospitality and Professional Business Services industries, with nearly 15,000 new jobs combined. The…

Celebrate National Hispanic Month with Baja Tacos

Men, women and children of Hispanic descent have many reasons to celebrate. Many Hispanic countries trace their roots back to ancient times. Though not all traditions have withstood the test of time, some have, and that rich sense of culture and connection to Hispanics who lived several centuries ago should be a point of pride…

Raytown Parks hosts Second Annual Arts & Music Festival

Raytown Arts & Music Festival

Raytown Parks and Recreation and Friends of Raytown Parks will host and co-sponsor the Second Annual Raytown Arts & Music Festival  at C. Lee Kenagy Park on September 28, 2013, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The music lineup begins with Raytown’s own classic rock band, The Guess Y & Friends, then follows with top…

The Light Between Oceans: a novel

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The MCPL Raytown Book Club has chosen this novel by M.L. Stedman that takes place on a remote Australian island at the beginning of the 20th century, a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. The Book Club meets monthly on  3rd Tuesdays @ 6:30 P.M.  and 3rd…

Build-A-Bear Recall

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Build-A-Bear Recalls Stuffed Animal Toy Due to Choking Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Build-A-Bear-Recalls-Stuffed-Animal-Toy/

MDC education programs open the way for new hunters in Missouri’s outdoors

Kansas City, Mo. — Hunting is a treasured tradition in Missouri with skills often passed down by generations of families and friends. But hunting is also a sport that welcomes newcomers. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers a Hunter Education Program and classes, workshops or special hunts. Participants learn how to hunt with skill,…

Initiative Petition Amending Article IX of the Missouri Constitution Open for Public Comment

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced that his office has approved the form of an initiative petition amending Article IX of the Missouri Constitution, and the initiative petition is now open for public comment. The petition (2014-045) was submitted by Barbara Swanson. Missourians can provide public comment at http://www.sos.mo.gov/comment. The…

Kander Statement on Candidate Filing Fraud Cases in St. Louis County

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today released the following statement on the candidate filing fraud cases announced in St. Louis County today: “My office has zero tolerance for fraud in elections. We are looking into this matter to see if we can offer any assistance to the St. Louis County Prosecuting…

Safe at Home Marks Six Years

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today marked the sixth anniversary of Safe at Home, an address confidentiality program for survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and stalking. The successful program, a part of Kander’s office, has served 1,884 Missourians in its six years, and currently maintains address confidentiality for 974 Missourians.…

Baby Jogger and Vitamix recalls

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Baby Jogger Recalls Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Baby-Jogger-Recalls-Car-Seat-Adaptors-for-Strollers/ Vitamix Recalls 64-Ounce Low Profile Blender Container Due to Laceration Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Vitamix-Recalls-64-Ounce-Low-Profile-Blender-Container/

Media Advisory — HOT WEATHER LAW

JEFFERSON CITY—With hot temperatures expected the next several days, consumers are reminded of Missouri’s Hot Weather Law, which is designed to protect residential customers from having their electric or natural gas service disconnected due to non-payment when electricity or natural gas is used as the main source of cooling or to operate the only cooling…

Secretary of State’s Office Reminds Businesses about Statutory Changes

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is reminding businesses about changes in the law regarding LLC filings, as well as secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code. The new laws, HB 510 and HB 212, took effect today. Under HB 510, LLC owners can now file series LLCs. Missouri business owners can…

City Administrator’s Report, August 23

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CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT August 23, 2013 Police The construction of the tower behind City Hall is complete. The contractor has almost completed the installation of Verizon’s equipment on and around the tower. Motorola is scheduled to be out next week to review and update the timeline for the installation of our radio equipment on the…

First Day of School in Raytown, Missouri

First Day of School in Raytown

Photographer John Billings visted Raytown High School, Raytown Central Middle School, Norfleet and Little Blue Elementary Schools to capture the return of students for the new school year. Click here for his photo gallery.