Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Mission councilor says community center cost recovery unrealistic. Mission Councilor Dave Shepard said last week that seeing 100 percent cost recovery for the Sylvester Powell Community Center is unrealistic. Shepard’s comments came during a discussion of raising part-time wages for some workers at the community center. Unless the city is to privatize the center or raise rates that price people out, Shepard said, then 100 percent recovery in not realistic. “If you get 85 percent, then that is a grand slam,” he said. “There is a lot of benefit to that building besides just the dollars and cents.” A Mission task force last year recommended moving toward 100 percent cost recovery by 2017. The center’s operating cost is currently supported by other city funding.

Self defense class in Mission. The Mission Police Department will conduct a self defense class on March 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the community center. The department had 15 people attend a class held last week. The class teaches prevention and personal safety/awareness as well as physical defense moves that can allow a victim to escape an attacker.

Repairs being made to car wash. A car hit the northwest corner of Fast Eddy’s Car Wash at 5112 Johnson Drive over the weekend of January 30. Repairs are under way and the undamaged portion of the building is open for business.

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