Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Photo via Ken Foley on Twitter.
Photo via Ken Foley on Twitter.

SM East Chamber Choir performs at Kauffman Center. SM East’s Chamber Choir had the chance to enjoy the impeccable acoustics of Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center over the weekend as the participated UMKC’s chorale festival.

Battery recycling at Sylvester Powell Community Center. The Mission Sustainability Commission is bringing back battery and portable electronics recycling to the community center by using “The Big Green Box.” Members of the public can bring batteries or other electronics to the community center for recycling in the box. Cell phones, calculators or anything that is designed to take batteries or run off a charge — and will fit into the box — can be recycled. Accessory items such as phone charge cords also can be recycled there.

Addition approved for Baron BMW. The Merriam Planning Commission has approved a final development plan for a small addition of 3,165 square feet for the Baron BMW dealership. The addition will be on the southeast side of the existing building over and existing patio that is used for outdoor vehicle display. The dealership is at Shawnee Mission Parkway and I-35.

Vision of Roe Blvd. could be pedestrian friendly. Kyle Rogler, a member of the Roeland Park Bike Walk Committee, told the city council last week that the city’s anticipated rehabilitation project for Roe Blvd. in the coming years should include making it walkable and bikeable. “It is imperative that we don’t short-change our future,” Rogler told the council. The city is planning to apply for federal funds for the work that could include resurfacing plus new curb and sidewalk, ornamental signals, median trees and gateway elements.

NEJC Reps. quoted in legislative story. Kansas Rep.s Stehpanie Clayton and Melissa Rooker were quoted in a Kansas City Star on legislative action taken Monday. Clayton was a backer of a bill aimed to block “revenge porn” and Rooker commented on an ethnic studies bill. [Kansas House approves ‘revenge porn’ bill – The Kansas City Star]

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