General Meeting Minutes 11-11-17

We started with a brief Recap of our Big Reveal Meeting including what our organization should be doing for our community and the responses we’ve received so far: Dumpsters, Mailings, Phone Calls and Membership Drive so far.

It was announced that our board meetings are permanently set for every 2nd Tuesday of the Month. Our next board meeting will be November 14th, 6pm, at the new Waldo Area Business Association offices at 7222 Wornall Road.  PO Mikki Cassidy, will be in attendance at our Board Meeting to go over our Focus results and talk about a plan for Tower Park and South Oak Park. We will also discuss the homeless situation at those parks.

It was also mentioned that Representative Greg Razer is having a Town Hall on Thursday, November 16th, 6:30pm at Burns and McDonnell, 9450 Wornall Road. Please RSVP to lisa.buhr@house.mo.gov or by calling 573-751-2437

The Waldo Area Business Association is hosting a Small Business Saturday Crawl on November 25th (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) & you can earn Waldo Bucks for shopping at local area businesses.

Stacey Johnson-Cosby was in attendance so we had her up to announce that the South Kansas City Alliance will have several Missouri State Legislators to talk about the upcoming session and what will be big issues for Missouri. That will be Monday night, November 13th at 6pm, at the South Patrol Station on Bannister Road.

She also mentioned that there was a plan to de-annex 95 acres from Kansas City to Lee’s Summit for a large retail, residential, sports and restaurant complex. They will announce a public meeting to discuss that in more depth and specifically whether they are in support or not.

We shared that Kansas City Public Schools is back to the drawing board on plans to sell Robeson but a community center is still not out of the question. Interim use proposals are still being accepted for Bingham.

There was no CPAC update but the website link was mentioned- http://www.crimereports.com/map?search=64131

Next we heard about the Waldo/Country Club Area Plan with an update by Gerald “Bo” Williams, Lead Planner, Long Range Planning & Preservation Department. The documents and all meeting presentations up to this point can be found at this link- http://kcmo.gov/planning/country-clubwaldo-area-plan/

Questions or concerns? Contact him at:

City Planning and Development
City of Kansas City, Mo.
16th Floor, City Hall
414 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Email: gerald.williams@kcmo.org
Phone: 816-513-2897

Next we welcomed Eric Bunch, Director of Policy and Education at BikeWalkKC.org to give us an update on #CompleteKC.

Complete KC is a community-driven process to plan, design and implement a Complete Street network to better connect neighborhoods and restore sense of place.

Click here to learn more about this initiative- http://bikewalkkc.org/completekc/

Watch the complete meeting here-

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