WTHA meeting updates

Waldo Tower Homes Association

General Meeting, July 11, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Waldo Library

Attendance: 14

Tye Zehner, Invent-Development, architect and developer of single family homes. His firm is purchasing lots in Waldo to build new construction homes with progressive building amenities, such as structurally engineered panels. The homes have features that are energy efficient, using 8 inch structurally engineered panels and radiant heated floors. His current project was featured on KCTV 5 (link to the story). He just purchased three lots behind Chipotle for his next stage of development. The homes are in the $210,000 price range.

Residents asked questions about the amenities, design features, and price point. He will set up a time for the neighborhood to tour the home.

Mary Cary, administrator of WTHA, spoke about the membership card, encouraging members to thank businesses for being on the card. WTHA also developed a card with the benefits of membership.

WTHA needs volunteers to write for a blog on the website to replace the newsletter function. Email us at info@towerhomesassociation.org


Tower Park Rain Garden: the Parks Department is willing to help cover the costs of new plants in the WTHA rain garden, on the north side of Tower Park. WTHA will need volunteers for a fall planting.

Public Safety: John Bozarth reported from the CPAC committee regarding crime trends. Last December, his home was broken into in the morning by someone who knocked on the door first and then broke through the window. The police caught the 17-year-old burglar later. He advised to be observant about suspicious vehicles or people that seem out of place. There are about two break-ins a month in the neighborhood. Larry recommended the NextDoor site (link) to hear about crime reports and advisories from neighbors.

Karol O’Brian provided a 6th District City Council update: Kevin McManus, former state representative, will be replacing John Sharp, who termed out of his seat. At the 2nd Friday event, he was recognized for his service to the city.

Tuesday, July 14 9:00 a.m. is a ribbon cutting for the completion of the first phase of the Waldo Water Tower restoration. Kurtis Marinez will be speaking at the event, and will be thanking John Sharp for his support of this project. (link for more info)

KCMO Water Department is working on a big water main replace project and will speak at the next meeting. WTHA will post updates to the website. There was a public meeting at Keystone Church. Some of the pipes are from the 1890s, and the work is necessary. Click here for information about  the project, which is from 75th to 89th and State Line to Kenwood.

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