Troop 282 crowns five new Eagle Scouts. Five Boy Scouts from Troop 282 based at Leawood United Methodist Church in northeast Johnson County this summer earned the organization’s top rank. The newest Eagle Scouts are: Caleb Ball, son of Kerby and Julie Ball, whose Eagle Scout project was to built five duck boxes for the Land Learning Foundation in Triplett, Missouri. Ross Fosher, son of George and Carrie Fosher, whose Eagle Scout project was coordinating a book drive that collected more 700 books for Head Start of Shawnee Mission; Frank (Paco) Sheeran, son of Paul Sheeran and Marita Thompson, who built and installed mini hoop houses at Horizon School for his Eagle project; Charles Manne, son of Terre Manne, whose Eagle Scout project was to build four insulated doghouses for Great Plains SPCA and the Rescue Project; Chase Conderman, son of David and Lauren Conderman, who installed a Little Free Library for the Village Presbyterian Church Preschool and held a book drive; and Lake Hylton, son of Jack and Barbie Hylton, whose project was to lay 64 stepping stones and grass out at Indian Hills.
Mission Chateau plan approval delayed after postage error. The Tutera Group intended to bring its new plans for the Mission Chateau project before the Prairie Village Planning Commission Tuesday, but asked to have consideration of the item postponed after it learned that some of the homeowners required to be given notice of the hearing on the issue may not have received the letters informing them of the meeting. Mike Flanagan, general counsel for Tutera, said the company had learned just that afternoon that an error with the machine they used to post the letters had shorted each piece of mail by $.25. The Planning Commission agreed to hold a special meeting July 29 to consider the Mission Chateau plans in an effort to help Tutera bring the plan to the City Council at its August 17 meeting.
Star opines on Meadowbrook park, Mission “driveway tax.” The editorial in this week’s issue of 913 urges the Prairie Village city council to move forward with the financing mechanism that will allow for the creation of the new county park on the Meadowbrook Country Club property. The piece also notes that the recent court ruling against Mission’s “driveway tax” will create a $800,000 gap in the city’s budget if it isn’t successfully appealed.
Special Use Permit meeting on food truck area delayed. The Monday night storms this week cause a postponement of the meeting the Roeland Park City Council had planned to hear public comments on a Special Use Permit approved last week by the planning commission. The SUP would allow continued parking on the corner at 47th and Mission Road and contains a clause that allows food trucks to operate there. The council had given notice that after hearing comment, it would move to executive session to discuss the issue. You can read the shawneemissionpost.com story from last week about the planning commission decision here. The Kansas City Star ran a story this week about the food trucks. [47th, Mission may get food trucks – Kansas City Star]
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