Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


A rendering of the proposed park on the Meadowbrook property.
A rendering of the proposed park on the Meadowbrook property.

Prairie Village council approves Memorandum of Understanding on Meadowbrook Park. The Prairie Village city council on Monday officially took the first major step toward the creation of a new county park on the Meadowbrook Country Club property. By unanimously approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the Tax Increment Financing and bond structure that will finance the project, the council has paved the way toward work on a formal development agreement between Johnson County, Johnson County Park and Recreation District, VanTrust Real Estate and the city. Ward 5 Councilor Dan Runion was not present wrote a letter expressing concerns about the MOU to his fellow councilors. Runion said he believed some of the terms outlined in the agreement may be problematic to Prairie Village residents — sentiments with which many fellow councilor agreed. But Mayor Laura Wassmer stressed that the MOU was only a broadstroke outline of the agreement and that nothing would be final until an official development agreement was signed.

Prairie Village resident to lead local Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City announced Monday that Prairie Village resident Tami Greenberg is its new Chief Executive Officer. Prior to her new role, Greenberg led the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “I’m delighted to join the outstanding team at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. It’s an honor to provide families with a ‘home away from home’ during one of the most vulnerable and scary times in their lives, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role,” said Greenberg in a release.

Mission holding sessions on “driveway tax” Wednesday night. In the wake of a Kansas Court of Appeals ruling that its Transportation Utility Fee is illegal, the Mission City Council will hold an executive session Wednesday night to discuss current litigation. That will be followed at 6:30 p.m. with a work session on the 2016 budget.

Roeland Park caves plan gets more attention. The idea of developing the old pool and the adjacent caves in Roeland Park has received more coverage. You can read the original story here. [Roeland Park pool surrounded by caves – KMBZ]

Roeland Park asking for feedback on new trail. Roeland Park has posted a survey asking for feedback on the new limestone trail through R Park that was the result of a citizens fundraising effort over the last year. To take the survey, click here.

Nearly three inches of rain overnight. The storms that hit Monday night brought nearly three inches of rain to the area. The sensor at Martway at Rock Creek registered 2.719 inches and Mission and Rock Creek registered 2.6 inches. Johnson Drive at K-7 registered 3.861 inches.

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