Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Roeland Park officer Charlie Kotcher sits on the bike in the city hall lot.
Roeland Park officer Charlie Kotcher sits on the bike in the city hall lot.

Roeland Park testing electric police motorcycle. The Roeland Park Police Department is trying out a completely electric motorcycle outfitted for police use. The motorcycle has a top speed of 96 mph and is multi-purpose for off road use as well as in street traffic. The virtually silent motorcycle could be used to check apartments or other residential areas at night without disturbing anyone. The cycle has a range of nearly 200 miles on a charge. Roeland Park has a charging station at city hall.The test motorcycle is on loan from the manufacturer, Zero Motorcycles. The department has several officer qualified for motorcycles but does not have one currently. Tires and brakes are the only maintenance costs the company says.

Fundraiser for Front Porch Alliance tonight. The annual fundraiser, Porch Swing, for the Front Porch Alliance will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. tonight in the Kansas City City Market featuring jazz singer Ida McBeth, silent and live auctions and a supper buffet and beverages. Front Porch Alliance began in 1999 as a partnership between Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village and the residents of the Ivanhoe neighborhood in Kansas City’s urban core. Front Porch Alliance is a nonprofit agency that is currently providing life-altering programs which address specific learning needs for children from infancy through high school.Charlotte Davison of Leawood will be one of the recipients of the Porch Light Award for her long-term involvement and dedication to effecting positive change in the Ivanhoe neighborhood. Auction items can be seen here. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at the event.

Lawn concert at JCCC cancelled. The lawn concert featuring Maria the Mexican at Johnson County Community College has been cancelled for today because of the weather forecast.

Fairway survey ready. Fairway residents can take the survey relating to the city’s comprehensive planning process online. Access to the survey can be found here.

Leawood “Recirculation Day” is this weekend. Leawood residents will have the opportunity to release unwanted items back into the wild for treasure hunters to pick up this coming Saturday, Sept. 17. Homeowners may set items out by the curb on Friday evening after 5 p.m. The city asks that items that have not been picked up be retuned inside the home by noon Sunday.

Leawood Chamber announces new board of directors. Leawood has announced its new board of directors after members held a vote earlier this month. The new board members are: Phil Bressler, Muller Bressler Brown; Lisa Carl, Sullivan’s Steakhouse; Calvin Girard, KCP&L; Todd Hershberger, CBIZ MHM LLC; Shawn Kinkade, Aspire Business Development; Tom Mayfield, American Family Insurance; Monty Spradling, UMB; Teresa Stewart, American Century Investments; Erik Winkler, Commerce Bank.

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